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Industrial emissions

The lowdown on DEFRA’s plans for a new UK BAT process

The lowdown on DEFRA’s plans for a new UK BAT process

A consultation that closed on 18 April poses some important points about the future of ‘best available techniques’ post-Brexit, writes James Nierinck

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Waste

Abandoned waste sparks inferno despite 4 years of EA intervention

The Environment Agency had been working for four years to get abandoned waste removed from a site, which last Monday caught fire and turned into a huge blaze, it has confirmed

Products & Chemicals

Plastics spills disclosure demanded by DuPont shareholders

Chemicals giant DuPont's shareholders have voted to force the company to produce an annual report outlining the amount of pre-production plastic the company has accidentally released into the environment

Products & Chemicals

Unilever introduces detergent made from captured carbon

Multinational consumer goods firm Unilever is now selling a laundry detergent product made with a surfactant manufactured from carbon captured from industrial emissions

Landfill

Hundreds protest smelly landfill site

The smells emanating from a landfill site were the focus of a protest attended by 200 people this week in an ongoing campaign by residents who claim to be at 'breaking point'

Plastics

Scientists pioneer ‘microbe nets’ to remove microplastics from water

Bacteria that band together and stick to surfaces can be used to create tape-like nets to remove microplastics from the water and recycle them, scientists from Hong Kong Polytechnic University have found

Analysis

Environmental Politics

Why DEFRA 'lacks the clout’ to deliver its environment plan

Why DEFRA 'lacks the clout’ to deliver its environment plan

Two recent Public Accounts Committee inquiries have questioned DEFRA’s ability to lead other departments, and even its own agencies, to achieve its aims for the environment. Catherine Early reports

Regulation

Focus on: Persistently poor performers

The number of here persistently poorly managed sites increased in England in 2019, according to an analysis by ENDS and 87% of those sites were in the waste sector

Waste

How Turkey could spark a recycling crisis in the UK

Restrictions imposed by Turkey on plastic waste should reduce illegal dumping and increase recycling there but it leaves the UK recycling industry with vanishingly few export options. Conor McGlone reports

Contaminated land

Why is it so hard to unearth what’s in your backyard?

The UK’s industrial past has left a toxic legacy, but getting information about what might be lurking near to people’s homes can prove painfully difficult, finds Danny Halpin

Fines Monitor Regulation

Why firms fall foul of permitting rules

Thousands of environmental permits are breached every year with hundreds of serious pollution incidents damaging the environment. Catherine Early looks at the regulations most frequently broken

Waste

Has the government lost its way on waste?

Have Michael Gove’s successors to DEFRA little appetite to embrace issues like packaging, food waste and the circular economy? David Burrows reports

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