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Environmental Politics

General election: What the waste sector thinks about the party manifestos

General election: What the waste sector thinks about the party manifestos

Political party manifestos indicate that “radical changes are on the horizon” for the waste sector, according to waste trade body the Environmental Services Association (ESA). ENDS has compiled the... Read more

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Plant hire operator jailed for ‘near industrial scale’ flytipping

A plant hire operator has been jailed for illegally dumping vast quantities of controlled waste at sites in Swansea and Carmarthenshire, including thousands of tonnes of contaminated soil from a new rail depot

Planning & land use

Housing development next to historic hazardous landfill recommended for approval

Plans for the construction of 180 new homes next to a historic toxic landfill site have been recommended for approval by planning officers


‘Further complications’ for waste sector as Sweden announces tax on imports

The Swedish government has approved plans to introduce a 75Kr (£6) per tonne tax on refuse derived fuel (RDF) imported from the UK

Energy from waste

Energy-from-waste sector raises questions over latest Best Available Techniques

An energy recovery trade body has said emissions measurement uncertainty “needs to be tackled” as the EU published a Waste Incineration Best Available Techniques document in its official journal

Environmental Law

New EU environmental standards for food, drink and milk industries

New standards to reduce the environmental impact of the food, drink and milk industries have been set following a review of the sectors’ Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document (BREF).



Case study: How one waste company got its top rating back

Case study: How one waste company got its top rating back

In 2015, Ellie Colson, director of transport and compliance at Colson Transport, ran into a spot of bother with the Environment Agency (EA). At the time, fires at two wood recycling plants had caused a national disposal issue and the only options open to the skip hire company were to landfill wood or stockpile it until the matter was resolved

Environmental Law

How a regulator's failed prosecution created a controversy over waste regulation

A failed Natural Resources Wales prosecution has led to criticism over the environmental regulator's ability to regulate sites and tackle waste crime. Conor McGlone investigates


Policy briefing: New climate risk assessment guidance for bespoke permits

In order to gain an environmental permit, waste and farming installations must now assess their climate risks and plan how they can adapt and mitigate against them

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Why industry wants to save the Environment Bill

A number of critical bills and fledgling environmental policies have been left in limbo as a result of the general election, casting future legislation into doubt. But above all, business wants the next government to make the Environment Bill a post election priority, finds Rachel Salvidge

Environmental Law

6 of industry’s greatest environmental challenges

Corporate adaptation to climate change, toxics in the supply chain, particulate air pollution and decarbonising cement and steel are among ENDS’ list of industry’s biggest green challenges

Environmental Law

Enforcement undertakings: Britain's 10 largest settlements

Since 2015, companies that commit certain offences under environmental permitting regulations have been able to offer voluntary enforcement undertakings (EUs) to the environment agencies to avoid criminal sanctions. Conor McGlone looks through some of the largest settlements

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