Whenever we hear about policy development, the words ‘communication’ and ‘collaboration’ often crop up. Industry must work with local government to resolve this issue, producers must communicate with reprocessors to sort that out. But it seems that rarely do we take an international view on utilising best practice. We are all inextricably linked to the nations around us – the environment doesn’t recognise borders, nor, as shown by the pervasive spread of marine pollution, does waste.... More
‘Urgent change’ is needed to stop recyclable and biodegradable material from being incinerated in London, as energy-from-waste hinders the capital’s move to a more circular economy, according to the London Assembly’s Environment Committee.
A nationwide investigation by the Environment Agency, the Metropolitan Police and the Government Agency Intelligence Agency has led to the arrests of two men for illegal waste dumping, fraud and money-laundering.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has called for cross-industry contributions to a Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy to drive work on achieving the aims of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan in a letter sent to waste and resource industry stakeholders today (9 February).
Environmental Audit Committee Chair Mary Creagh spoke at the annual Kit Strange Memorial Lecture about the successes of the past year, the challenges ahead and the need to push the government for strong legislation on waste and resources.
Our annual power list of movers and shakers in the waste and resources industry attracted a record number of votes this year. Here, you’ll find the winners from 100 to one, each accompanied by a voter’s glowing review. Read on to discover who has played their cards right and proved to be our Top Trump for 2018
Defra’s Chief Scientific Advisor recommended moving away from further investment in incineration capacity, warning increased capacity could actually sustain the flow of residual waste and lead to lower recycling rates.
Resources Minister Therese Coffey says that she ‘challenges the view’ that the Chinese ban on waste imports presents a crisis for the UK, but suggested that dramatic rules on packaging could be on the way.
Industry figures have told MPs the Chinese ban on waste imports is ‘the biggest problem the UK recycling industry has ever faced’ and have called for domestic secondary market development to counteract its effects.
Following accusations made by Greenpeace this week, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has failed to deny in Parliament that Defra is opposed to the recycling target of 65 per cent by 2035 set by the EU’s Circular Economy Package.
Five recyclable and compostable packaging innovations will share $1 million of funding after being announced as the winners of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Materials Challenge in Davos, Switzerland, designed to finding alternatives to plastic packaging.