The government has offered “warm words” but “no real action” today (9 March) in response to the report by the Environmental Audit Committee on disposable coffee cup waste, according to the committee’s Chair Mary Creagh.
In the wake of concerns from the Environment Agency that hazardous waste wood is being wrongly classified, the Wood Recyclers Association has published a best practice guide for reporting hazardous waste.
The Welsh Government has approved £7.5 million of funding to help local authorities further improve recycling services, just days after Wales was once again revealed to be the UK’s best recycling nation.
As China’s import restrictions see levels of waste plastic rise in the UK, Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers, argues that low-grade materials should be landfilled rather than burnt for energy.
Binmen in Trafford have staged a sit-in protest over proposed changes to the council's green waste collection services that would see the number of people responsible for loading waste into collection trucks reduced from two to one.
Unregulated ship recycling in South Asia is killing dozens of workers a year, with European ships flouting safe disposal laws through loopholes. Sid Hayns-Worthington takes a look at the murky world of shipbreaking
Many local authorities have been embroiled in industrial disputes with their workforces over the past year, forced to make cuts in a climate of austerity. Rob Cole looks back on the Birmingham bin dispute and the controversies that brought it national attention.