The Environment Agency’s packaging producer responsibility monitoring plan 2020 has dropped its planned number of site inspections of accredited operators to 110 from 160 in 2019.
The figure now reflects the minimum number of site inspections that the EA will carry out in 2020, rather than the total number of site inspections it plans to carry out. All operators identified as high risk (red and amber categorised sites) will be visited and visits will be directed by the EA’s risk... More
Paul Vanston, CEO of the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN), calls on the resources and waste industry to be bold in its actions to combat climate change and advance the circular economy in 2020.
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.
Following the installation of the UK’s first automated compressor dismantling facility at the Environcom recycling plant in Grantham, Environcom CEO Cris Stephenson and REPIC CEO Mark Burrows-Smith explain more about the project.
The European Bioplastics annual market data update has confirmed that the bioplastics industry is set to grow over the next five years, though production levels pale in comparison to those of primary plastic production.
The Scottish Government has submitted legislation for the introduction of its deposit return scheme (DRS) for beverage containers, with the scheme currently slated for a 1 April 2021 commencement date.
Seligo.pro, the website and app dedicated to streamlining the relationship between waste collectors and processing centres, celebrates another six months of growth with an improved listings feature highlighting waste sites with spare capacity.
Rick Hindley, Executive Director of Alupro, the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation, gets his teeth into the issues surrounding deposit return schemes and their impact on aluminium can recycling.
Defra’s response to the resources and waste consultations confirm that big changes will be on the cards for 2023, with a deposit return scheme, extended producer responsibility regime and consistency of collections all proposed for introduction by then.
New figures from the Health and Safety Executive reveal that although the number of waste and recycling workplace fatalities has dropped to seven from last year’s 12, the sector remains one of the most dangerous industries to work in.