Queen's Speech

Queen’s Speech promises extension of producer responsibility

The Government plans to extend producer responsibility and introduce charges on more specified single use items, the Queen's Speech has revealed.
Theresa Villiers Environment Secretary

Theresa Villiers should implement Resources & Waste Strategy faster says The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association has said that new Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers should continue to implement the Resources & Waste Strategy developed by her predecessor.
Budget 2018

2018 budget news

In his 'end of austerity budget', Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced: A £10m fund to deal with abandoned waste sites. A...
Cardboard OCC

China ban increases council recycling costs

At least a fifth of councils have felt a direct impact from China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic...

ESA welcomes NIA resources and waste policy recommendations

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has welcomed the publication of the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA). The NIA has made a series of recommendations to help...

Producer Pays Principle in Parliament tomorrow

Anna McMorrin, Labour MP for Cardiff North, will introduce a Ten Minute Rule Bill to Parliament tomorrow aimed at convincing government to force producers...

WRAP launches new Recycle Now campaign to fight plastic waste

A focus on recycling plastic is being launched by WRAP’s Recycle Now campaign. Its Plastic Planet programme will include hard-hitting digital images and message aimed...

25-year Environment Plan launched that aims to boost plastics recycling

The 25-year Environment plan was launched today in a speech by the Prime Minister Theresa May, outlining how the Government will improve the environment over a generation.
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