WRA

Wood Recyclers’ Association calls on Defra to not decrease wood recycling targets

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is urging Defra to not change its packaging waste recycling targets for woods, following concerns that a proposed reduction...

Waitrose & Partners added to The Recycling Event line-up

We are excited to announce that Waitrose & Partners environment manager Ben Thomas will be speaking at The Recycling Event on 2 July at...
food waste

Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Nestlé to halve food waste by 2030

Major firms including Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Nestlé will today sign a pledge to reduce their food waste by halve by 2030, according to the...
plastic

CIWM complain over lack of involvement in Scottish deposit return scheme

In response to the Scottish Government’s deposit return scheme outlined yesterday, CIWM Scotland has said it is “keen” that the Scottish resources...
can

Scottish deposit return scheme to include metal cans, with a 20p deposit refund

The Scottish Government has announced that its new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will include aluminium and steel cans and drink containers made of glass...
Parliament

Draft Environmental Bill needs “significant revisions” says the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has released a report criticising the draft Environment Bill and is urging the Government to...

Welsh Government launch new £6.5 million circular economy fund

The Welsh Government has announced a new £6.5 million Circular Economy Fund to help Wales reach its aims of 70% recycling by 2025 and 100% recycling by 2050.  
Landfill

Scottish waste could be sent to England post landfill ban, finds new report

A new report from the Scottish Government has found that Scotland faces a 1 million tonne residual waste capacity gap, meaning that this...
Recycling exports

Plastic waste exports have dropped almost 50% says Zero Waste Europe

According to Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), plastic waste exports dropped almost 50% from 12.5 million tonnes in 2016, to 5.8 million tonnes in 2018. 
bottle

SUEZ publish critical review of Defra’s plans for a new EPR scheme

Waste management firm SUEZ has published a new report which provides a critical review of Defra’s proposed plans and options for a new extended...
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