Waste

Green groups call for ‘Amazon law’ after retailer accused of binning food

Environmental groups have written to the prime minister calling for a new anti-waste, or 'Amazon law', after the online retailer was forced to deny new allegations that it destroys edible food as well as household goods

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Government consults on overhaul of UK environmental regulation

A government consultation has put forward the return of regulatory offsetting, a ‘more common law-focused approach’ to regulation, and the introduction of a countervailing measure to the precautionary principle

Environmental Law

Biffa found guilty of exporting banned waste for second time

Biffa found guilty of exporting banned waste for second time

One of the biggest waste companies in the UK has been found guilty for a second time in two years of illegally exporting to Asia material that was contaminated with household waste

Recycling

PPE distributor pays £13k to charity after breaching packaging rules

A firm which distributes hygiene products, such as face masks and hand sanitiser, has paid an enforcement undertaking after falling foul of packaging regulations

Regulation

‘Profoundly grateful’ game alliance offered to help DEFRA with environmental inspections

‘Profoundly grateful’ game alliance offered to help DEFRA with environmental inspections

The British Game Alliance offered to carry out environmental inspections for DEFRA during a review of gamebird release management, a freedom of information release has revealed

Waste

Council calls for EA funding to tackle abandoned waste site which sparked month-long blaze

A council has written to the environment secretary George Eustice, calling for financial assistance for the Environment Agency in dealing with an abandoned waste site, which caught fire and turned into a month-long blaze in April

Water

EA chief would be ‘cautious’ about swimming in England’s dirty rivers

Sir James Bevan, the chief executive of the Environment Agency, has admitted he would be 'cautious' about swimming in an English river due to their high levels of pollution

Protected areas

Clash over £4m wetland scheme could yet be resolved, insist regulators

The Environment Agency is considering whether to issue a permit that would enable the completion of a £4m project to bring an internationally protected wetland back to health, after vociferous opposition from the angling community to some of the biomanipulation tactics being employed by Natural England