The Environment Agency (EA) has suspended the accreditation of a large exporter of plastic packaging waste for recycling
A new platform gathering together dozens of well-known environmental policy experts from across business, academia, thinktanks and NGOs, has set out its demands for ambitious new environmental legislation, including introducing a general duty of care for the environment
At the RWM exhibition last week, three long-experienced experts in the waste industry considered if landfill tax is outweighing its benefits by driving waste crime. Gareth Simkins reports
The amount of waste sent to landfill in England has increased for the fourth year running, according to data published by the Environment Agency (EA)
A contractor has been appointed to rebuild Yorkshire Water’s sewage sludge treatment facility in Brighouse, Huddersfield
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A study which will test plastic from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to ensure it can be safely recycled is one of two projects that has been fast-tracked for funding under the WEEE compliance fee
A Nottingham waste transfer firm and its company director have been ordered to pay more than £70,000 for permit violations resulting in dust pollution.
Three waste industry experts have called for enforcement to be bolstered to counteract the incentive to commit waste crime provided by the landfill tax
After it emerged the EA has never enforced the waste hierarchy, Conor McGlone asks why the EA is failing to ensure companies follow EU waste laws and what can be done about it
The Environment Agency’s reluctance to act in enforcing the waste hierarchy raises questions over whether the UK is currently compliant with the EU’s Waste Framework Directive, says Peter Jones
The Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed it did not launch an investigation into luxury retail brand Burberry following its incineration of unsold stock, and has told a waste consultancy that it has never enforced the relevant regulations
Operators of waste treatment facilities in the UK could find their permit requirements change dramatically as a result of new European waste standards, according to experts. Conor McGlone reports
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