DEFRA has pledged £200,000 to the University of Plymouth to research how sources of microplastics enter the UK's oceans.
DEFRA has announced that a refashioned ‘definition of waste panel’ will reopen in June
The government’s ban on rinse-off microbeads which came into force 9 January has been praised by various groups, but experts call for further action on other sources of the pollutant
Brexit and repeated resource cuts have left DEFRA struggling to fulfil its duties, forcing it to review and de-prioritise aspects of its workload, according to the National Audit Office
A report, which has been delayed by more than a year, chimes with repeated industry calls for more government leadership on waste policy
Closure of the Environment Agency’s ‘definition of waste panel’ sent mixed messages on achieving end of waste but what does its reopening say about it, and what have we learned from its absence? Conor McGlone investigates
Seven in ten people in the UK are being put off recycling old and unused electrical products because of concerns about personal security data breaches
The controversial topic of oxo-degradable plastic packaging is back on the agenda with a long list of influential organisations now supporting a ban
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