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Waste exporters meet in crunch Defra Brexit talks

Government officials will meet with exporters of waste and recyclable materials tomorrow (10 January) to discuss planning for a no-deal...

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Councils handed power to fine householders over...

Councils can issue penalties of up to £400 to householders who fail to check that they have passed their waste to a registered carrier...

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Powerday offers commercial waste service by water

London-based waste management company Powerday has announced a partnership with start-up company IRecycle to offer a commercial...

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Deposit return scheme trials move forward

Two trials of deposit return schemes are taking steps forward following the release of details on Defra's proposals for a UK scheme in its...

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Defra seeks views on extended carrier bag charge

The government is consulting on plans to increase the minimum charge for retailers issuing single-use carrier bags to 10p, as well as...

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Environment Agency to double PRN compliance...

Environment Agency officers will increase the focus on the monitoring of sites issuing packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs) during 2019.

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Driver shortage adds to paper market pressures

A shortage of drivers, the impact of Brexit and Chinese quotas are all casing some concerns within the waste (recovered) paper sector.

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Enva announces Hadfield Wood Recyclers acquisition

Leading wood waste processing business Hadfield Wood Recyclers has been acquired by the services company Enva - the two firms have...

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Draft bill sets out 'environment watchdog'...

Defra has published its draft Environmental Bill, which sets out how the government will be held accountable on environmental...

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Gove offers reassurance over Resources Strategy...

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised to offer "hundreds of millions" of pounds of funding to local authorities to boost...

Defra seeks continuity of air quality laws post-Brexit

Amendments to legislation have been set out which are aimed at ensuring that air quality regulations continue to apply once the UK has...

Funding approved for Greater Manchester congestion plan

Greater Manchester authorities have agreed to spend £1.35 million to improve traffic flow and monitor congestion in the Manchester city...

Freight sector welcomes Nottingham air quality plan

Nottingham city council's air quality plan has been welcomed by industry bodies from the haulage and logistics sectors who have praised the...

Ireland meets air quality targets, despite 'concerning'...

Ireland's environmental regulator has described particulate matter air pollution as a 'growing concern' - after high levels of the pollutant...

Air quality fund deadline approaches

Local authorities in England have until the end of the week to bid for funding for projects to address poor air quality in their areas...

TRL to assess low emission HGV technologies

Transport consultancy TRL has been awarded a contract to study zero emission HGV technologies to feed into the government's Road to Zero...

TfL continues ULEZ preparation

The first of more than 300 signs have gone up across London this week - in preparation for the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone in the...

Welsh Government outlines further air quality work

The Welsh Government has published its supplement to the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations in Wales...

Greater Manchester to submit clean air proposal in 2019

Greater Manchester councils will present a business case to government on plans to address air pollution in the region in early 2019

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Ministers approve Nottingham's clean air plan

Nottingham city council has been named today (22 November) as the first local authority to have its air quality plan approved by...

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