Following its announcement in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, the government has today (15 October) introduced its Environment Bill to Parliament, outlining plans to improve environmental protection as the UK leaves the European Union.
The Bill will seek to ensure that future government policy prioritises the environment through introducing legally binding targets on resource and waste... More
The government has laid out its legislative plans for waste and recycling in the coming Parliament in today’s (14 October) Queen’s Speech, including extended producer responsibility (EPR) and a deposit return scheme (DRS).
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.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced new joint business and government investment in R&D around new forms of packaging made from plants, wood chippings and food waste.
UK food technology company It’s Fresh! has signed an agreement with the Ecuadorian banana association, ACORBANEC, to increase the use of its innovative technology which prolongs the green life of bananas.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the environmental and human health impacts of electronic waste (e-waste) and the opportunities for the circular economy for electronic goods.
UK charity organisation the British Heart Foundation is to sell pre-owned toys in compostable packaging after teaming up with Direct Packaging and compostable film manufacturer Futamura to reduce its plastic footprint.