6th August 2018
LGA Calls On Manufacturers To Prevent Materials “Hampering Recycling Efforts”

LGA Calls On Manufacturers To Prevent Materials “Hampering Recycling Efforts”

Local Government Association (LGA) analysis suggests that only a third of plastic used by households is recyclable, as it calls on manufacturers to prevent materials entering the environment which “hamper recycling efforts”. The LGA report claims 525,000 tonnes of plastic … Continue reading

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3rd July 2018
Local Services Are On The “Brink Of Collapse”, Councils Warn

Local Services Are On The “Brink Of Collapse”, Councils Warn

Local services in England face a funding gap of almost £8bn by 2025, the Local Government Association (LGA) warns today. As more than 1,300 local government leaders, councillors and ministers gather at the its Annual Conference in Birmingham today (3 July), the … Continue reading

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14th May 2018
Government Must “Urgently Streamline” Fly-Tipping Prosecution Process

Government Must “Urgently Streamline” Fly-Tipping Prosecution Process

The amount of waste being fly-tipped across England each year could stretch from London to Moscow, new analysis by the Local Government Association reveals. The LGA, which represents more than 370 councils across England and Wales, is warning that the … Continue reading

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25th April 2018
Plastics Initiatives Must Not Be Seen As “Alternative” To Kerbside Recycling

Plastics Initiatives Must Not Be Seen As “Alternative” To Kerbside Recycling

The Government’s recent initiatives to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042 should not be seen as an alternative to kerbside recycling, but should work alongside it, the Local Government Association (LGA) says. In a published briefing on the debate … Continue reading

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20th October 2017
Incidents Of Fly-Tipping Increase 7% On Previous Year

Incidents Of Fly-Tipping Increase 7% On Previous Year

Fly-tipping incidents reported by local authorities topped one million in 2016/17, an increase of 7% on the previous year. Two thirds (67%) of fly-tips involved household waste. Total incidents involving household waste increased by 8% from 2015/16, according to Defra … Continue reading

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14th June 2017
LGA Waste & Recycling Grant Not “Doomed To Succeed”

LGA Waste & Recycling Grant Not “Doomed To Succeed”

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published an evaluation of council projects funded by its Waste and Recycling Programme. It says, as can be the case with grant funding, it doesn’t believe the project was “doomed to succeed”. In its … Continue reading

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18th April 2017
Gum Makers Must Contribute To £60m Annual Removal Cost, Councils Say

Gum Makers Must Contribute To £60m Annual Removal Cost, Councils Say

Chewing gum manufacturers must help more with the growing multi-million pound cost to local communities of removing discarded gum, with 99% of the nation’s main shopping streets now “spattered”, council leaders say. The Local Government Association, which represents more than … Continue reading

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