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August 02, 2021
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EXCLUSIVE: EA delays end-of-waste review due to ‘resourcing’ issues
EXCLUSIVE: EA delays end-of-waste review due to ‘resourcing’ issues

30 Jul 2021

The Environment Agency (EA) has delayed by three months its review of the quality protocol for pulverised fuel ash and furnace bottom ash, prompting concerns that ambitions for a circular economy are being hampered

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'A perfect storm': Are permitting delays threatening the government's growth agenda?
'A perfect storm': Are permitting delays threatening the  government's growth agenda?

01 Aug 2021

Despite repeated pledges from the EA to improve its service, ENDS has heard that permitting delays are still the norm. With the UK embarking on a major infrastructure building drive, experts say improvements are needed now in order to avoid a perfect storm. Conor McGlone reports

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Latest news

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

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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

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‘Unworkable’: Waste sector blasts exemption from self-isolation rules

The waste industry has slammed red tape around rules allowing workers to avoid self-isolation after being identified as having been potentially exposed to the coronavirus

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Judge ‘thoroughly depressed’ as he sends prolific waste criminal back to jail

A repeat waste offender has received a three-year prison sentence for carrying out illegal waste activities at two sites in Lancashire without a permit

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EA warns builders over ‘marked increase’ in illegal plastic exports

The waste and construction industries have been put on notice by the Environment Agency (EA) to 'deal with waste plastic properly' and to stop the illegal export of highly contaminated material

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EA ‘concerned’ producers of biowaste used in food production are ‘unaware’ of rules

The Environment Agency has said it is concerned that biowaste operators, many of whom produce sewage sludge that is spread on farm land for food production, 'lack awareness of existing legal obligations'

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‘Public health disaster’: HSE’s asbestos policy slammed as ‘not fit for purpose’

Campaigners have blasted the Health and Safety Executive’s management of asbestos in buildings, after it said it would begin a review and MPs launched an inquiry into the toxic mineral’s regulation

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Former gas terminal earmarked for radwaste disposal

A government agency says it is in ‘early-stage discussions’ for building a radioactive waste repository underneath what was once the Theddlethorpe gas terminal in Lincolnshire

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ENDS Report issue 556, July 2021
ENDS Report issue 556, July 2021

29 Jun 2021

The latest edition of the ENDS Report is now out. Click through to read the full version of the magazine online

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Fines Monitor: live table
Fines Monitor: live table

29 Mar 2021

Click through to view a live table containing details of tens of millions of pounds of financial penalties issued by regulators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for breaches of environmental regulations

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UPDATED: The ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database
UPDATED: The ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database

03 Jun 2021

UPDATED: Details of nearly 30 new enforcement undertakings with a value of more than £1.4m have been added to the ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database, as the use of the civil sanction as a tool to deal with environmental offences continues to grow. Click through for the full list, compiled by ENDS

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