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August 15, 2022
 
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Former company director fined £11,200 for exporting banned waste

12 Aug 2022

The Environment Agency has prosecuted an ex-company director for illegally exporting household waste including nappies, textiles and electrical items to Indonesia

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Scottish government accused of backtracking on its commitment to halt new incinerators

Local authorities in Scotland can still issue planning permission for new incineration facilities, says Scotland’s circular economy minister, despite the government recently issuing a moratorium on new incineration

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Claims that EPR will cost consumers are ‘disingenuous’, say council bosses

Council bosses have rubbished claims made by the food industry that the introduction of extended producer responsibility is 'adding to inflation,' and should therefore be abandoned while the government addresses the cost of living crisis

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UK-India trade deal ‘risks exposing consumers to banned chemicals even if regulations are maintained’

UK consumers could be exposed to high levels of toxic pesticides in their food even if the government does not allow any weakening of regulations in order to facilitate a trade deal with India, a report has warned

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The Dirty Man of Europe: Is the UK on a course to reprise its former title?
The Dirty Man of Europe: Is the UK on a course to reprise its former title?

11 Aug 2022

In his book, The Dirty Man of Europe, Chris Rose detailed the ecological misrule of Britain in the 1980s. Without pressure from Europe, he wrote, it is difficult to see how the country would have made any environmental progress in that period. Now the UK has left the EU, could we see a reprise of the unenviable title once again?

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Burning questions: Is time running out again for Scotland’s landfill ban?
Burning questions: Is time running out again for Scotland’s landfill ban?

04 Aug 2022

Almost three years on from Holyrood’s decision to delay its ban on household biodegradable waste being sent to landfill, there is little certainty among experts that the new target of 2025 is achievable, writes David Burrows

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ECO CHAMBER PODCAST SPECIAL: Feargal's fury, beaver fever and heatwave hellscapes
ECO CHAMBER PODCAST SPECIAL: Feargal's fury, beaver fever and heatwave hellscapes

02 Aug 2022

This specially extended episode features former Undertones frontman and keen angler Feargal Sharkey on who's to blame for the dismal state of England's rivers. The ENDS Report team also examines why the government has ditched two-thirds of its nature indicators this year, why England is heading for drought, why things are looking bright for beavers, and how the EU plans to monitor its environmental progress

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Fines Monitor: live table
Fines Monitor: live table

20 Jun 2022

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

11 Feb 2022

UPDATED: A dozens new enforcement undertakings with a value of £1.1m have been added to the ENDS Report enforcement undertakings database, as the use of the civil sanctions as a tool to deal with environmental offences continues to grow. Click through for the full list, compiled by ENDS

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