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Why an appeal over landfill ‘fluff’ could have major implications for the waste ...

Why an appeal over landfill ‘fluff’ could have major implications for the waste

Legal experts agree that an Upper Tribunal decision on landfill ‘fluff’ could have far reaching implications for the waste industry. Conor McGlone reports

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Waste

Council incinerates plastics in response to Malaysia dumping scandal

Portsmouth City Council has announced it is prioritising recycling food waste over plastics in response to recent news reports that Malaysia is sending containers of contaminated plastic waste back to the UK

Environmental Law

Third conviction and disqualification for Newhaven waste siblings

A brother and sister who stockpiled a huge quantity of waste at their premises in East Sussex have been disqualified from being company directors for three years and ordered to pay £33,000

Waste

‘Wholly ill trained’ waste operators’ failings led to months-long fire

A couple whose repeated failure to abide by Environment Agency instructions led to a months-long fire in the mountain of waste they left near a Yorkshire town have been handed community sentences

Odour

Increase in odour complaints at Biffa landfill

The Environment Agency has received an increased number of complaints from the public about odours coming from the Poplars landfill site in Staffordshire

Prosecutions

Men convicted for illegal tyre dump that 'put lives at risk'

Two men and a company they ran have been convicted of dangerously hoarding hundreds of tonnes of waste tyres, more than 15 times the amount their permit allowed

Analysis

Brexit Hub Policy

Policy changes that need to be on your radar in 2020

Policy changes that need to be on your radar in 2020

With the UK set to formally leave the EU at the end of this month, fundamental changes to environmental policy and legislation are on the cards. ENDS checks the policy radar to identify what you need to prepare for in the coming year

Energy from waste

What new EU rules could mean for the UK’s energy-from-waste sector

A new waste incineration best available techniques reference document is likely to have major cost implications for the UK’s energy-from-waste sector. Conor McGlone reports

Environmental Politics

2019: The year in pictures

As the year in which environment and climate change became major fixtures on political agendas across the world comes to a close, ENDS takes a look at some of the most striking moments captured on camera

Environmental Law

Environmental permitting: the sites the regulator forgot

More than 1,600 permitted sites in England have not been inspected for at least three years, according to an analysis of Environment Agency data, while other sites have faced multiple checks in a single year

Environmental Politics

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 sector’s reaction

Waste

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

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