A study offering four models for the evolution of the UK’s producer responsibility system was launched by compliance scheme Valpak at the Resourcing the Future Conference yesterday (27 June).
The report, commissioned by Valpak and delivered independently by Valpak Consulting after 12 months of research, sought to review producer responsibly systems from across Europe and analyse their performance and how they could be used to inform the development of the UK’s system, as new proposed... More
A possible extension of the landfill tax to punish illegal disposal and new packaging recycling targets for paper, aluminium, steel and wood were included in today’s Budget, but climate change policies were a notable omission.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including a new head of the Wood Recyclers Association, plastic recycling at Fusion Festival and recycling rewards for a children's heart charity.
The Environment Agency has released new guidelines on the production of fire prevention plans for waste and recycling sites, which it believes will help reduce the incidence of fires. But what do they mean for recycling businesses?
Hadfield Wood Recyclers has been awarded a contract to supply biomass fuel to a new Green Investment Bank-backed £25-million plant in North Wales that could generate enough energy to power 2,400 homes.
The Wood Recyclers Association is urging the Environment Agency to reconsider elements of its revised fire protection plan guidance, which it says does not put enough emphasis on preventative measures.
The UK’s total household waste recycling rate rose to 44.9 per cent in 2014, up from 44.1 per cent in 2013, according to official statistics released today (15 December) by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
Landowners are being urged by the Environment Agency to be mindful of their responsibilities regarding illegal waste storage after 100,000 tyres and 3,000 cubic metres of plastic bales were removed from sites.