The Environment Agency (EA) released its new five-year plan on Thursday (9 July), urging the government not to return to ‘business as usual’ in its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.The document, entitled ‘EA2025: Creating a better place’, outlines a new approach to promote health, equity and environmental enhancement in the wake of the... More
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has expressed concerns over a lack of permitting capacity at the Environment Agency (EA) in response to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a significant infrastructure investment in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the government to accelerate the transition to a circular economy as part of a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the climate crisis, reiterating its call for a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has re-launched its grant fund of £1.5 million yesterday (15 June) for “imaginative projects” intending to tackle barriers to textile recycling and reuse.
Three European trade associations have called on the European Commission to safeguard the waste management provisions outlined in the European Green Deal and its associated Circular Economy Action Plan as part of a post-coronavirus green economic recovery.
Cardiff Council has urged residents to continue to separate recyclables at the kerbside despite announcing it had taken the “temporary measure” to send recyclables for incineration during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UK waste sector has issued a joint statement to the public urging residents to follow government advice on managing their household rubbish to minimise the spread of coronavirus to waste workers and warning of emergency service changes.