The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has launched a new strategy aiming to improve plastic recycling in the UK through industry-led initiatives and regulation.
The strategy makes four recommendations to encourage the development of the UK plastic recycling industry and keep material in the UK for use in the manufacturing sector, and ‘to address current issues that prevent certain materials from... More
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.
The European Parliament has voted to take on proposals to raise the European recycling target to 70 per cent by 2030 and to determine a single calculation method for recycling rates ahead of negotiations for the EU’s Circular Economy Package.
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
There is a great risk of a ‘vacuum’ once the European Commission and European Court of Justice no longer have a role in the oversight and enforcement of environmental legislation, a House of Lords report has said.
EU action on food waste has been ‘fragmented’ and ‘intermittent’, despite a number of policies having the potential to make a big difference, a new report from the European Court of Auditors has found.
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee have been urged to impose a 50 per cent food waste reduction target in a vote on food waste regulations next week that will shape the EU’s policy on the matter for the next 15 years.
The Environmental Audit Committee has called for a new Environmental Protection Act to be introduced during Brexit negotiations to ensure that environmental legislation is not weakened by the UK’s departure from the EU.
Marine preservation organisations and personal care product producers are being asked to give their views on a proposed microbead ban, which a consultation has revealed would be limited to ‘rinse-off’ products.
Funding of £400,000 from the Northern Irish carrier bag levy is to be made available to support small-scale environmental projects aimed at improving the local environment and boosting civic pride, ahead of a review of the charge next year.