The Chinese government has announced that the import of a further 32 types of solid waste will be prohibited over the next two years, including stainless steel scraps and post-industrial plastics
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
The body that represents local authority recycling officers has said “a fundamental shift is needed” and direct charging for collections may be necessary if England is to improve on its stalling recycling rate.
Also in the news: trade body urges councils to outsource waste services, plastics ‘failing to reduce food waste’ and carmakers ‘holding back sales of greener models’
Local authorities in England with poor track records on recycling cite a number of reasons behind their performance, letters released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal. Catherine Early reports
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
There is a notable decrease in the amount of plastic bag waste being found on the seabed around the UK, according to 25 years worth of research analysed by CEFAS
DEFRA has marginally increased the 2018 WEEE collection target for lamp recycling
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