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
85 per cent of Brits believe that food packaging should be compostable, with two thirds of those asked agreeing that the food industry should lead the move towards compostable packaging, according to the results of a new Populus poll released today (8 July).
Waste management company Biffa has lost an appeal against a guilty verdict handed down in June 2019 for being in breach of waste export regulations after attempting to export contaminated waste to China.
A report released by WWF and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) yesterday (1 July) outlines the measures that need to be taken within the EU to halve food waste by 2030, in accordance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13.1.
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.
Government ministers have criticised ‘excessively tight’ restrictions at HWRCs following their re-opening in a letter to local authorities, sparking disappointment over the letter’s ‘tone’ from local authority associations.
Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a consultation on the future of recycling in the country as it seeks to reach a 65 per cent recycling rate by 2035.