Member states have come under fire for allegedly dragging their heels over prior commitments to the EU’s Circular Economy Package ahead of the year’s final round of negotiations between the EU institutions.
Perth, Leith and central Edinburgh have been selected as the locations for the latest round of Scotland’s Zero Waste Towns project and will share nearly £900,000 of funding to further Zero Waste principles in these areas.
REPIC has funded a joint research project with researchers at the University of Lancaster to analyse data on WEEE flows to improve collection rates and forecasting in order to shape electronic waste recycling policy in the UK.
The waste and resources industry has issued a cautiously positive response to the Autumn Budget, which included a call for evidence on a single-use plastics tax and extra funding for the Environment Agency to tackle waste crime.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched a call for evidence for a single-use plastics tax and committed an extra £30 million to the Environment Agency to tackle waste crime in his Autumn Budget Statement.
We've been talking about the possibility of introducing bottle deposit return schemes in the UK for years now, but with Scotland forging ahead, it seems that England might well follow. Cecil Goodbody talks to deposit advocates and opponents.