The London mayor has announced plans to require the capital’s boroughs to offer separate food waste collections, but experts say councils may be resistant. Conor McGlone reports
The waste industry has put forward a new way of categorising plastic products in response to the government’s target to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued an enforcement notice on a recycling firm following complaints from the public about bad smells from its site
Environment secretary Michael Gove has launched a three month review into serious and organised waste crime.
A Lincolnshire recycling firm has been ordered to pay out £380,000 after illegally-stored waste spontaneously caught fire, requiring the closure of nearby roads for several days and warnings to residents to keep windows and doors closed
A fund for projects to support higher levels of reuse and recycling of waste electrical and electronic products is considerably larger than in previous years after many of the producers that put cash into the pot missed their compliance targets.
Businesses who deal with excavated waste from unplanned utilities installation and road repair works no longer need a permit from the Environment Agency (EA).
Most councils could still meet recycling targets if they reduced the frequency of collections, according to a report from the Environmental Services Association (ESA).
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