The risk posed to the waste and resources sector by Brexit has increased over the last few months, with the UK falling further behind EU standards and ambition, according to Greener UK’s latest Brexit Risk Tracker.
Greener UK, a coalition of 13 major environmental organisations co-ordinated by think tank Green Alliance, has been tracking the progress of Brexit and the risk posed to environmental protections... More
There is no “excuse” for waste crime during the pandemic the illegal waste sites team from the Environment Agency (EA) warned today (12 June), urging the public and operators to be “extra vigilant” of illicit activities.
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).
After being convicted of breaching waste export regulations in June for sending contaminated waste to China, Biffa has announced that it will be appealing the court’s decision and contests the latest charges against it relating to the export of waste to Indonesia and India.
The ringleaders of a Polish human-trafficking ring that forced more than 300 victims to work in a variety of jobs including at recycling sites across the West Midlands have been jailed in what is the biggest ever modern slavery prosecution in the UK.
Cath Wilson and Zoë Lenkiewicz of WasteAid present the recycling charity’s new fundraising appeal, Widening the Net, which is being match-funded by the UK Government and will support WasteAid’s work in marginalised communities.
A report by Greenpeace and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives critiques the “inefficient” and “predatory” system of plastic waste exports from wealthy countries to communities in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.