Following the Conservative Party’s landslide election victory in Thursday’s (12 December) general election, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has called on Boris Johnson’s new government to support the growth of the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry towards achieving net-zero emissions.
The resources and waste sector has responded to the Conservatives’ landslide election victory with a call to revive the legislative programme set in motion by the Resources and Waste Strategy and the Environment Bill.
The European Commission’s European Green Deal includes proposals to introduce an EU-wide model for the separate collection of waste and rules on minimum recycled content, promising a step change in the EU’s approach to resources and waste.
West Sussex County Council has announced that it will be ending payments of recycling credits to District and Borough Councils from 1 April 2020, claiming the system has ‘not driven any significant improvement in performance’.
Banning non-recyclable single-use plastics within three years and extending separate food waste collections to 90 per cent of homes by 2024 are among the environmental policies stated in the Liberal Democrats’ 2019 manifesto.
The Federation of Small Businesses has called for businesses under 200 square feet in size to be exempt from the Scottish deposit return scheme for beverage containers due to space and staffing restrictions.
Are you disposing of your business’ waste compliantly? Andy Garside, Group Technical Waste Manager at environmental risk reduction company Adler and Allan, discusses the impact that non-compliant waste management can have on businesses.