Absorbent hygiene product recycler Knowaste’s appeal against a planning rejection for a new plant in West London has also been rejected, leaving the company assessing its options about whether to continue its search for a new development.
Centre-right think tank Policy Exchange has claimed the EU’s ‘ill-defined’ Circular Economy Package could cost UK businesses an extra £2 billion over the next 20 years, though others have questioned the report’s conclusions.
Wales is closer than ever to reaching its 2025 recycling, reuse and composting target of 70 per cent, with the latest government statistics for the 12 months to September 2016 reporting a rate of 62 per cent, a four per cent increase on 2015.
The UK needs to have a national debate on future recycling targets to establish a framework for the resource sector post-Brexit, says the Environmental Industries Commission, although other commentators have suggested the matter might not be in the UK’s hands.
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.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says residents that alert the council of fly-tippers and those not recycling properly should be rewarded, even suggesting that whistleblowers should receive refunds on their council tax.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including an appointment at Feedback, modernised recycling in Hackney, recycling for Sheffield Wednesday and a big night of catching Brighton fly-tippers.