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
A broader definition for ‘biowaste’ and obligatory separate collection of organic waste should be included in a revised Circular Economy Package, according to the Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association.
European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella says that the implementation of the Circular Economy Package’s action plan is ‘on track’, but has warned that a progress report will not be carried out for another five years.
The Joint Trade Association has been chosen to operate the UK’s waste electrical and electronic equipment compliance fee mechanism for 2015, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced.
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management has launched a year-long campaign against waste crime by announcing that it will be contributing almost £50,000 to an initiative raising business awareness of the Duty of Care.
Hospitality organisations that have signed up to the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement reduced CO2e emissions by 3.6 per cent between 2012 and 2014, according to the initiative’s second annual progress report.