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 Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has called on the Netherlands Government to rethink its decision to introduce a tax on the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF).
The Greater London Authority (GLA) has released an updated greenhouse gas calculator for London boroughs, allowing them to assess the environmental impacts of their waste management services against the GLA’s Emissions Performance Standard (EPS).
Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council appear to be seeking an end to their waste treatment contract with Resource Recovery Solutions as the company has failed to deliver on its management of the controversial Sinfin incinerator.
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.
The Labour Party is ‘putting ideology ahead of evidence’ with its proposal to push councils into bringing services such as waste and recycling back in-house, according to the Environmental Services Association.