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News round-up 23/10

Colin Church on food waste; fast food litter; national waste champions; Jersey minister on fly-tipping

Colin Church discusses food waste at House of Lords

Colin Church, Defra director of resources, atmosphere and sustainability, is to appear in the Palace of Westminster to give evidence on food waste. He tweeted: “Appearing before their Lordships tomorrow morning on EU efforts on food waste.”

Confectionary and fast food litter up 3%

A survey by Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy shows that both confectionary and fast food litter has seen a increase of 3% when compared to the 2011/12 survey. However, the report shows that a greater number of places are now of an acceptable standard of cleanliness.

Merseyside and Halton crowned national waste champions

The Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership picked up the ‘Best Waste Minimisation or Prevention Project’  prize at the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee Celebration Awards 2013 for helping to cut household waste levels on Merseyside and Halton.

Jersey minister calls for work on fly-tipping

Deputy Kevin Lewis, Jersey’s transport and technical services minister, has said that more must be done to prevent fly-tipping. He said it was a growing problem, the BBC reported. He added: “There is no excuse for it as we don’t charge to tip rubbish.”

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