Each year in England and Wales, waste collection and disposal costs local authorities more than £2 billion, according to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, with over 40 million tonnes of rubbish being dumped at landfills annually. Moreover, Ministry of Justice figures indicate that reoffending in the UK costs between £9.5 billion and £13 billion a year, with 44 per cent of people leaving prison going on to commit further offences within 12 months of release. But what... More
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.
China has established a year-long crackdown on the illegal smuggling of foreign waste, as it also continues to reject poorly-sorted legitimate shipments, sending 160 containers of contaminated paper recycling back to Ireland.
A bill has been introduced to the US Congress to stop the export of electronic waste to China in order to clamp down on operations that ‘undermine national security’ by selling counterfeit goods back to American supply chains.