22nd November 2017
Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget, published today (22 November), made a flurry of environmental announcements, including confirming that government will launch a call for evidence on a “tax system” for single-use plastics. The government will launch a … Continue reading

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13th November 2017
Gove To Consult On Post-Brexit Environmental Standards Body

Gove To Consult On Post-Brexit Environmental Standards Body

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to consult on a new, independent body for environmental standards. Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would aim to hold Government to account for upholding environmental standards in England after we … Continue reading

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20th October 2017
Couple In Court On Recycling Plant Slavery Charges

Couple In Court On Recycling Plant Slavery Charges

West Midlands Police has charged a couple with slavery offences amid claims they lured a childhood friend to the UK from Poland and made him work in a recycling plant. It is alleged 32-year-old man Tadeusz Ondycz and 26-year-old woman … Continue reading

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6th October 2017
Right Waste, Right Place “Spot-Checks” On Thames Valley Waste Firms

Right Waste, Right Place “Spot-Checks” On Thames Valley Waste Firms

A number of businesses across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire are on notice to comply with the law on waste disposal, after a series of unannounced checks by the Environment Agency (EA) on Tuesday this week (3 October). Officers visited more than … Continue reading

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4th October 2017
Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax To “Remain Consistent” With Landfill Tax

Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax To “Remain Consistent” With Landfill Tax

The Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) will “remain consistent” with the national Landfill Tax, according to the Welsh Government, which has published new rates and bands for Wales’ first taxes in almost 800 years. Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford, has published … Continue reading

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22nd September 2017
Illegal Dumper Caught Out By GPS In Hire Van

Illegal Dumper Caught Out By GPS In Hire Van

A man was caught out after GPS data was seized from the rental van he had used to illegally dump waste and he has now been sentenced at Nottingham Magistrates Court. Kirk McRoberts, of Waterloo Promenade in Nottingham, pleaded guilty … Continue reading

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1st September 2017
Further Birmingham Bin Strikes “Certain” As Redundancies Go Ahead

Further Birmingham Bin Strikes “Certain” As Redundancies Go Ahead

Birmingham City Council will go ahead with issuing refuse worker redundancy notices, it has announced, after Unite urged the council’s cabinet to not “undermine” democratically elected councillors in its vote yesterday (31 August). The Union said further industrial action was … Continue reading

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29th August 2017
Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

Almost £500,000 will be awarded to community projects to tackle littering, Defra Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The funding aims to support the development of “new innovation and approaches” for tackling litter, from behavioural research for better positioned bins … Continue reading

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