No scrubs, fire and rehire, and the unholy trinity of waste

Listen as the ENDS Report team discusses why Natural England's chair loves scrub, DEFRA's latest row with civil service unions and finds out if carbon prices for energy-from-waste risk pushing our waste towards landfill.

Every week, the ENDS team runs down the biggest green news stories across the UK and takes a forensic look at one of the more deep-rooted environmental issues facing us today.

In this week's episode we discuss: 

  • Why DEFRA is preventing staff from the Marine Management Organisation transferring to different civil service jobs. 
  • Tony Juniper's love of scrub, fears of Labour's 'greybelt' and the claims that the Natural England leader is 'anti-housebuilder'.
  • The scourge of plastic wet wipes and the government's latest plan to deal with them. 

For this week's deep dive we hear from ENDS' waste expert Pippa Neil about the potential consequences of a carbon price set for the UK's energy-from-waste sector.