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How the Environment Bill could transform waste compliance

How the Environment Bill could transform waste compliance

Measures set out in the Environment Bill, particularly around mandatory electronic tracking and producer responsibility, could have major implications for waste compliance. Conor McGlone reports

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Government mulling doorstep e-waste collection

Online retailers could be obliged to collect waste electric and electronic equipment in the same way as physical retailers, MPs have been told

Environmental Law

England’s 10 least-compliant permitted sites

The Environment Agency has revealed all 14,181 permit breaches that it recorded over 2019, together with their severity. Top of the table is a Mancunian waste transfer site.


Price natural capital into planning decisions, says Treasury’s economics of biodiversity expert

Natural capital prices should be considered in planning permission decisions, household waste should be taxed and genetic modifications encouraged in farming, the author of the Treasury’s economic review of biodiversity has told MPs

Environmental Law

The 44 operations least compliant with environmental permitting conditions

Dozens of operations permitted by the Environment Agency were hit with extra charges last year, after they were found to be on the bottom rung of compliance in 2019. Here's what you need to know

Brexit Hub Regulation

EA boss makes the case for a ‘modern approach to regulation’

Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan has called for a new approach to regulation 'in order to protect air, land and water from future threats, including the climate emergency'



Interview: Dark Waters hero Robert Bilott on the poisoning of a nation and his 20-year battle with a chemicals giant

Interview: Dark Waters hero Robert Bilott on the poisoning of a nation and his 20-year battle with a chemicals giant

US attorney Robert Bilott has worked for two decades to get justice for those harmed by ‘forever chemical’ PFOA, with his efforts leading to multi-million dollar legal payouts, a Hollywood movie and the shocking revelation that every American has the substance in their blood. But the battle is far from over, and now it’s global


Plastic waste exports: Someone else’s problem?

A change to international rules means plastic waste exports will make further headlines in 2021, and the UK government’s approach has already come under fire


Policy briefing: How to comply with new fire prevention plan guidance

In January new guidance was issued to help waste operators manage the risk of storing and treating combustible material in association with an environmental permit


Why the EA is under fire over hazardous waste in a Saxon pit

The chief secretary to the Treasury, a district council, a local town councillor and an activist are taking on the Environment Agency over a buried landfill. James Fair reports

Brexit Hub Policy

Does DEFRA have ‘the clout’ to lead on green policy?

The government has made big speeches about improving the environment, but is there a ‘gap between rhetoric and reality’? James Fair reports

Brexit Hub Regulation

Will slashing red tape damage green protections?

Now that the UK has fully left the EU, is the government seeking to roll back regulation in a bid to stimulate the economy? Yes. Will that inevitably undermine environmental protections? Not necessarily, reports Adam Branson

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