Following news that the 2017 collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) was missed by almost 100,000 tonnes, the government has proposed reducing 2018 targets by 14 per cent, triggering dismay from the industry.
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.
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
The Environment Agency will be able to lock the gates at problem waste sites and force operators to clear all their waste under new waste crime powers to be introduced by the government this spring, while a consultation is considering further measures to take.
The UK could be heading for a future consisting of increased dangerous chemical use, poorly designed products and less ambitious waste reduction targets if the risks thrown up by Brexit are not properly dealt with, according to a new report by think tank Green Alliance.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched a call for evidence for a single-use plastics tax and committed an extra £30 million to the Environment Agency to tackle waste crime in his Autumn Budget Statement.
A Polish couple have been charged with slavery offences at Birmingham magistrates court following allegations that a 47-year-old was trafficked to a recycling plant in Birmingham and forced to work for a pittance.