The Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) has announced it is to make 25 members of staff redundant in an effort to “cut fixed costs” to offset its drop-in income. Successive cuts in government funding, along with challenges in diversifying … Continue reading →
The European Commission has introduced the first Europe-wide strategy for plastics, which aims to protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, “turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe”, the Commission says. … Continue reading →
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A Director of a former Lancashire waste plastics recycling business has been sentenced to 8 months in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work after his company breached its environmental permit, failed to … Continue reading →
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UK frozen food specialist, Iceland, is committing to become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023. Iceland says it will harness the latest technologies to create … Continue reading →
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The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is seeking written evidence submissions to support a one-off evidence session into the impact of the recent Chinese ban on imported plastic and paper waste. On 1 January 2018, China’s ban on the import of … Continue reading →
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Defra has announced new steps to tackle “problem” waste sites and opened a consultation that aims to help deal with crime and “poor performance” in the waste sector. New powers to tackle the serious problem of waste crime will be granted, … Continue reading →
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Another successful Duty of Care prosecution in Corby is a reminder to all residents of how important it is to ensure their rubbish is dealt with correctly, Corby Borough Council says. Ursula Byrne of Gateford Court, Corby, was found … Continue reading →
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It is only 15 months since the ground was broken at the site in Millerhill, Midlothian and over this time construction of the new state-of-the-art energy recovery facility (ERF), which will serve the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian, has reached … Continue reading →
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