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.
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
The growing campaign to introduce a deposit-return scheme for bottles in the UK has gained more momentum after beverage giant Coca-Cola announced its support for a Scottish trial after years of opposition.
The government will hold a consultation later this year to consider how best to ban the tiny fragments of plastic used as exfoliants in cosmetic products, with the hope of finalising a ban sometime in 2017.