The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has reintroduced the Agriculture Bill to Parliament, with soil quality at the heart of a new land management system that rewards farmers for environmental protection.
Cornwall County Council has agreed a new eight-year waste and recycling collection contract with Biffa, which is expected to increase tonnages of recyclable materials collected at the kerbside by 59 per cent.
A new report from the Environmental Services Association (ESA), produced by Eunomia Research and Consulting, has concluded that local authorities in England that contract out their waste services achieve higher recycling rates than in-house services.
A report from think tank Green Alliance has highlighted that supermarkets are under increasing public pressure to cut down on plastic, resulting in the increased use of alternative materials which often have greater environmental consequences.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has approved the fifth phase of its Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS) for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), which will see large retailers operate in-store take-back schemes from 2021.