General Election 2017

15th June 2017
Post-Election Reflection

Post-Election Reflection

In the days following the General Election, there has been none of the traditional dust settling and planning for the future, writes Mathew Prosser, UK managing director at DS Smith Recycling. Rather, we have more questions than answers… When it … Continue reading

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2nd June 2017
Industry Sets Out Its “Top Priorities” For Next Government

Industry Sets Out Its “Top Priorities” For Next Government

The Trade Association Group (TAG), an umbrella body comprising the main organisations in the UK’s waste and resource management sector, has set out its top priorities for the next government. The Group’s statement says the next government should focus on … Continue reading

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18th May 2017
Conservatives To “Take Control” Of Environmental Legislation

Conservatives To “Take Control” Of Environmental Legislation

The Conservative Party says it will “take control” of environmental legislation again as the UK leaves the EU, as part of its election manifesto released today (18 May). The Conservative Party pledged to be the first generation to leave the … Continue reading

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17th May 2017
Lib Dems Pledge “Zero Waste Act” in Election Manifesto

Lib Dems Pledge “Zero Waste Act” in Election Manifesto

The Liberal Democrat Party has pledged to pass a “Zero Waste Act” in its election manifesto, which includes legally binding targets for reducing net consumption of key natural resources, and introducing incentives for businesses to improve resource efficiency. The manifesto, … Continue reading

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12th May 2017
Deposit Return Scheme Pledged In Green’s Environment Manifesto

Deposit Return Scheme Pledged In Green’s Environment Manifesto

The Green Party’s environment manifesto, published ahead of the snap general election on 8 June, has pledged to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) to end what it calls “unnecessary single-use plastics”. The Green Party Environment Manifesto also states that … Continue reading

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26th April 2017
GE17: CIWM Calls For Party Manifestos To Embed “Resource Productivity”

GE17: CIWM Calls For Party Manifestos To Embed “Resource Productivity”

CIWM’s Resource Productivity Manifesto, published today (26 April), calls on all the political parties to commit to embedding improving resource productivity as a key strand of government economic and environmental policy in the run up to the snap general election … Continue reading

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20th April 2017
General Election: ESA Calls For Policy Stability In Party Manifestos

General Election: ESA Calls For Policy Stability In Party Manifestos

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has urged Party manifestos to include “policy stability” to underpin investment in waste treatment facilities, following the approval by MPs of a snap general election on 8 June. ESA’s executive director, Jacob Hayler commented on … Continue reading

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