A man sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment for illegally dumping waste in 18 different locations across Devon is believed to have fled to the Republic of Ireland and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new campaign to combat the alarming rise in criminal fly-tipping, #CrimeNotToCare, targeting ‘ordinary people’ to promote awareness of the dangers of using unlicensed waste carriers.
Two councils have announced plans to move on from waste contracts with Veolia in the next year, with East Cambridgeshire opting for a Teckal solution and Rushmoor choosing Serco to take on its waste service.
Following updated guidance suggesting black plastic be added to ‘not recycled’ lists, the BBC magazine programme has taken a look at the difficulty in sorting such plastic trays, as well as a potential solution.
The BPF says action on waste imports in China gives the UK an opportunity to drive up quality on recyclable materials, after more details were released about the crackdown of illegal shipments of waste into the country.
‘Packaging for people, planet and profit’ is intended to ‘support businesses in considering packaging as part of the total product system for delivering products from point of production to point of consumption’.
A possible extension of the landfill tax to punish illegal disposal and new packaging recycling targets for paper, aluminium, steel and wood were included in today’s Budget, but climate change policies were a notable omission.
The Resource Association and ESA is calling for the Treasury to show leadership to the waste industry in tomorrow’s Budget, with measures including green public procurement and extended producer responsibility on the wishlist.
Siteserv Recycling has had its environmental permit suspended by Natural Resources Wales after a ‘major’ fire that started at the company’s site in Llandow, South Wales, on Thursday evening continued to burn into this week.
Angus Evers considers a recent Court of Appeal ruling in a long-running saga involving a Scottish landfill site operator that requested a landfill tax rebate for biodegradable waste that was used to generate electricity after being deposited