DEFRA has boasted that it is backing the EU’s circular economy package, despite leaked documents revealing it lobbied for lower targets just three months ago. What are the implications of this change of heart, asks Conor McGlone
Ministers have opted to side with public opinion and introduce a deposit return scheme against the recommendations of their advisors. Conor McGlone asks what pitfalls the government needs to avoid
The government has announced its intention to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) to address the problem of single-use drinks containers ending up in landfill or being littered to the environment
Figures show a year-on-year rise in packaging recycling but the latest rate is down on 2013 and some believe more packaging is being produced than officially acknowledged. Conor McGlone investigates
Environmental powers related to chemicals, ozone depleting substances, pesticides and waste are among 24 devolved areas where the UK government wants to temporarily retain control after Brexit, the Cabinet Office has said
A proposal for a 25p levy on disposable coffee cups to encourage 100% recycling has been rejected by the government as impractical and at odds with principles of waste management
Producers have welcomed a review into the government's failure to reform the PRN system that is aimed at ensuring big businesses meet their obligations to recycle
DEFRA is being slow to tackle plastic bottle waste and pollution, according to MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee
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