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  • Michael Gove. Photograph: DEFRA

    Brexit puts ‘significant strain’ on DEFRA

    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

  • BEIS has proposed new CfD criteria to drive efficiencies across large range of qualifying technologies. Photograph: Idprod/123RF

    Much stricter criteria set for low-carbon auction

    Much stricter efficiency and emissions criteria under the contracts for difference mechanism have been called for by government

  • ESA says the UK is on course for a six million tonne shortfall in treatment capacity by 2030. Photograph: Ulrich Mueller/123RF

    ESA challenged for taking up EfW capacity cause

    The waste industry has again called for government intervention to increase EfW capacity in the UK, sparking criticism from consultancy Eunomia

  • Illegal waste activity is creating big problems for the EA. Photograph: Maksym Dragunov/123RF

    Crime drives increase in pollution incidents

    Battling the rise in criminal dumping and polluting is stretching already strained resources at the Environment Agency

  • Playground surfaces made from old tires meet end-of-waste criteria as a new product. Photograph: 123RF

    New beginning for the end

    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

  • Agricultural feedstocks represent the largest sector from which feedstocks for biorefining could be available. Photograph: Leonid Andronov/123RF

    Scotland ‘needs plan’ to tap bio waste

    Scotland must get better at accessing its bioresources if it is to unlock millions of tonnes of valuable material, according to Zero Waste Scotland

  • The AEB EfW complex supplies heat and power to Amsterdam, much of it generated from UK waste. Photograph: AEB Amsterdam

    RDF export group launches code of practice

    The RDF industry has come together in an attempt to streamline the multimillion pound business which faces an uncertain future post-Brexit

  • Demand for landfill in London is continuing to fall with more being burned for EfW. Photograph: Gui Yongnian/123RF

    London mayor told to push circular economy

    A report from the London Assembly environment committee urges the mayor to push the circular economy in London as it claims economic as well as environmental benefits for the city

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