The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has set out four key policy recommendations around building a strong and competitive resource economy for political parties standing in June’s general election to include in their pre-election manifestos.
Independent think thank Green Alliance has published a collection of short essays from business and policy professionals saying the government must go ‘much further’ to embed resource efficiency in the UK economy.
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.