10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: Gove plans to ‘dispose of’ recyclable waste under no-deal, Environment Bill undermines environmental principles, Biodiversity net gain slammed by government advisers, New highly invasive species reaches the UK...

Michael Gove
Michael Gove confirmed the EA was assessing what to do with recyclable waste that cannot be exported under a no-deal Brexit

Gove confirms plans to ‘dispose of’ recyclable waste under no-deal Brexit

The environment secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that the Environment Agency (EA) has been assessing waste disposal capacity in the south-east “should waste that cannot be exported need to be disposed of” in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Gove also suggested that the EA would relax permits if stockpiling became necessary should additional custom checks cause severe delays on the roads to and from the UK’s ports. MORE

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