The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has established food waste, urban recycling and the benefits of resource efficiency as ‘high-level’ research and development (R&D) priorities in the department.
Published on Monday (27 March), the list of priorities sets out the collective areas of research interest across the ‘Defra group’, made up of the department itself and its agencies and public bodies, including the Environment Agency, Rural Payments... More
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.
With European guidance still going through the bureaucratic process and national policy seemingly well down the pecking order, local and regional authorities can take the reins and steer their areas into a more circular way of living.
Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new campaign to combat the alarming rise in criminal fly-tipping, #CrimeNotToCare, targeting ‘ordinary people’ to promote awareness of the dangers of using unlicensed waste carriers.
Two councils have announced plans to move on from waste contracts with Veolia in the next year, with East Cambridgeshire opting for a Teckal solution and Rushmoor choosing Serco to take on its waste service.