Mike

Prismm warn packaging manufacturers that they will be liable for full costs of recycling

The Government's new Resources and Waste Strategy will mean that packaging companies, manufacturers and retailers will see their compliance costs rise. Defra has published the...
TRA

The Recycling Association welcomes Resources and Waste Strategy

The Resources & Waste Strategy is set to “transform” the recycling sector, according to The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin. Defra has today published...
Gove

Businesses and manufactures to pay full cost of recycling under Resources and Waste Strategy

As part of the recently published Resources and Waste Strategy by Defra, businesses and manufacturers will now pay the full cost of recycling and...
recycling

Defra stats show 90,000 tonnes less of paper and card were collected from households

Statistics for the waste managed by local authorities in England for 2017/18 has been published by Defra and shows that paper and card had the...
Waste

SEPA releases metals and landfill sector plans to drive innovation

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released a Metals Sector Plan and a Landfill Sector Plan for Scotland to drive innovation and regulate the industries.   These plans are two of...
food waste

New funding could help transform food scraps into sustainable plastic packaging 

Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups due to new £60 million Government funding.  Innovators are being challenged to make the UK...
Plastic

Eight new recycling projects launched across Wales

Welsh Environment Minister Hannah Blythyn has announced eight new projects across Wales, worth £5.4 million, to help reduce waste and increase the quantity of materials reused and recycled.   Some...
EU flags

European Commission find that the EU industry is committed to recycling plastics 

The European Commission (EC) has given a preliminary assessment following an EU-wide pledging campaign, which has shown that EU industry is committed to recycling plastics.   According to the EC, this commitment could lead...
Waste

Review calls for new fines for waste crime operators 

A new independent review ordered by Environment Secretary Michael Gove has recommended that rogue waste crime operators could be given new fines if they...
ASOS

Online fashion retailers urged to provide sustainability evidence

The Environmental Audit Committee has called on five leading online fashion retailers to provide evidence as part of its sustainability of the fashion sector...
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