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Image for ESA calls for planning system to be aligned with circular economy
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has set out a number of recommendations to more closely align the planning system with the strategic objectives of the circular economy. 
Image for CIWM says Brexit should not mean end to EU environmental legislation in UK law
Following the triggering of Article 50 and the publication of the Great Repeal Bill, CIWM has said that UK environmental policy must not be eroded post-Brexit or sacrificed in trade deal negotiations.
Image for ESA warns that European circular economy plans must be realistic
Proposals put forward by the European Parliament need to be more realistic to ensure a circular economy, according to the ESA.
Image for MEPs defy European Commission by backing higher recycling targets
The European Parliament has voted to adopt higher recycling targets that were originally proposed as part of the Circular Economy Package rather than accept lower targets proposed by the current European Commission.
Image for New chair for Circular Economy Task Force
Dr Colin Church has been appointed as the new chair of the business-led Circular Economy Task Force. 
Image for Budget brings about higher packaging targets
The Chancellor Phllip Hammond has confirmed in the Budget that packaging targets are to rise.
Image for Brexit opportunity for UK to save £2 billion from new waste policy says Policy Exchange
In a major new report, Going Round in Circles, Policy Exchange says that Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy. 
Image for Advance London launched to promote circular economy support for SMEs
SMEs in the capital will be able to get help and advice on the circular economy from new business support programme Advance London.
Image for Reaction lukewarm to Autumn Statement measures
The waste and resources sector has welcomed some of the measures in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, but would like to see more.
Image for MPs call for reform of Landfill Tax to drive recycling rates
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called for changes to Landfill Tax to drive up recycling rates and improve investment in the recycling sector.
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