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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1st November 2017
Natural Resources Wales Appoints Clare Pillman As New Chief Executive

Natural Resources Wales Appoints Clare Pillman As New Chief Executive

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has announced that Clare Pillman has been appointed as its next Chief Executive, succeeding Emyr Roberts who had held the role since it was set up in 2013. Currently Director for Culture, Tourism and Sport at the … Continue reading

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27th October 2017
Northern Ireland’s Recycling Rate Reaches 50%

Northern Ireland’s Recycling Rate Reaches 50%

Northern Ireland’s household waste preparing for reuse, dry recycling and composting rate has reached 50% for the period between April and June 2017, an increase on the 46.4% recorded during the same three months of 2016. At council level, rates … 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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13th October 2017
WRAP Consults On National Colour Scheme For Bins

WRAP Consults On National Colour Scheme For Bins

WRAP is consulting stakeholders on the advantages and/or disadvantages of adopting a national colour scheme for household waste and recycling containers. The consultation is part of WRAP’s work under the Framework for Greater Consistency in Recycling in England. The consistency … Continue reading

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13th October 2017
Infrastructure Assessment Sets Out Energy From Waste As “Key Area”

Infrastructure Assessment Sets Out Energy From Waste As “Key Area”

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published its interim National Infrastructure Assessment, which examines seven key areas and sets out the vision and priorities for helping meet the country’s needs up to 2050.  “Congestion, Capacity, Carbon – priorities for national … Continue reading

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11th October 2017
One-In-Three Have Complained To Council About Waste “Issue”

One-In-Three Have Complained To Council About Waste “Issue”

A new survey has claimed more than a third (35%) of the UK public have complained to the council about an issue relating to waste or recycling, with 95% of those people having made at least one complaint within the … Continue reading

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