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Six policy updates to look out for this month

Six policy updates to look out for this month

Scan upcoming policy changes on oil and gas decommissioning, radioactive waste management, producer compliance for waste electrical and electronic equipment collection, sustainability in Wales, food... Read more

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Waste

Waste overhaul: ‘Get Brexit sorted first’, says Gove

Environment secretary Michael Gove has said new legislation aimed at overhauling the UK’s waste and resources sector will be introduced “within the next year or two”, but only after the government has “sorted” Brexit

Recycling

Institute of Economic Affairs: deposit return scheme makes no ‘economic sense’

Free market think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has said the government’s proposed deposit return scheme (DRS) should be abandoned unless a more robust economic case can be made

Energy from waste EIA Benchmarking Monitor

Inspectorate queries waste-to-energy developer’s EIA proposals

The Planning Inspectorate has told the developer of a proposed 65MW waste-to-energy facility in Hampshire that the environmental assessment for the project must consider odour impacts and assess landscape and visual impacts beyond 15km of the site

Energy from waste

PM warns of incineration tax if poor recycling performance continues

Prime minister Theresa May has repeated a warning that the government will consider the introduction of a tax on the incineration of waste if recycling targets are not met

Environmental Law

Northern Ireland man ordered to pay £325k for waste offences

A farmer from Comber in Northern Ireland has been handed a £325,690 confiscation order for the illegal treatment and disposal of waste

Analysis

Land, Ecology & Development

Interview: What the UK’s infrastructure chief thinks about net-zero, plastic and driving innovation

Interview: What the UK’s infrastructure chief thinks about net-zero, plastic and driving innovation

National Infrastructure Commission chair Sir John Armitt explains how environmental considerations are shaping the powerful body’s recommendations to ministers

Waste

'Ignorance is no defence': How to avoid falling foul of duty of care rules

There is a lack of awareness surrounding duty of care laws among some waste operators and firms needing to dispose of waste. Conor McGlone asks what should be done to ensure companies stay on the right side of the law

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

What would a Brexit delay mean for the environment?

Debate is raging over whether the UK should request extending its EU membership after the 29 March deadline. Simon Pickstone asks how it would impact the waste and chemicals sectors

Waste

How Brexit could lead to a rise in ‘waste tourism’

Brexit is opening up the doors to the prospect of divergence in environmental standards across the UK, finds Conor McGlone, setting the scene set for an increase in ‘waste tourism’

Environmental Politics

10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: Spring statement: six things you need to know; India bans plastic waste imports; UK set to miss biodiversity goals; Go-ahead for mandatory biodiversity net gain plan and more

Energy

International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

To mark International Women’s Day, ENDS has put together a selection of women in the environment sector, each of whom are blazing a trail at the top of their fields.

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