Plastic Waste Legislation

Climate Change Act model could solve UK plastics crisis.

Plastic Waste Legislation. – MPs are calling for the “urgent” introduction plastic waste legislation, which follows the framework of the Climate Change Act, setting stricter and legally binding recycling targets, ahead of the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) consultations. … Read More

recycling targets

ESA calls for end to weight-based targets

ESA calls for end to weight-based targets The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has said recycling targets should not rely on weight-based measurements but instead use alternative methods such as carbon metrics, depending on the material stream. A report for the … Read More

WEEE

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets Amidst concerns that the UK could miss recycling targets for waste electrical equipment this year, operators of treatment plants have warned that the way regulators classify WEEE is a factor behind any shortfall. The … Read More

Higher recycling targets

Higher recycling targets backed by Environment Committee

Higher recycling targets backed by Environment Committee The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted to back higher recycling targets in the EU’s circular economy (CE) package. Her draft law tightens the Commission’s limit on municipal waste to landfill by 2030 … Read More