The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published its latest statistics on the number of fly-tipping incidents recorded by local authorities in England from April 2018 to March 2019.
The leading trade association for the UK plastics industry has published a survey revealing that a majority of its members want to remain in the EU and believe that a no-deal Brexit will have a significant impact on their businesses.
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).
With a report published today (24 September) suggesting that insufficient data will cause the UK to miss the goal of halving food waste by 2030, Tesco has called for the government to introduce mandatory food waste reporting.
Inspired by this year’s surge in environmental activism, the 2019 Recycle Week, which will run from 23-29 September, is on a mission to encourage the public to recycle more of the right things more often.
MP since 2017, Anna McMorrin joined Parliament with a drive to tackle the UK’s environmental issues, hitting out against single-use plastic waste and tabling a bill on extended producer responsibility for packaging. Resource finds out more
Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has called on the government to focus on reducing all single-use packaging, rather than switching to alternative materials such as compostable plastic packaging.
Rebecca Pow MP has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for International Development, while Zac Goldsmith MP has been made Minister of State.
Resources Minister Therese Coffey has been appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions following Amber Rudd’s departure from the Cabinet, leaving no minister in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs directly responsible for resources and waste.