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News round-up 26/6

Javelin Park judgement suspended; Charging scheme consultation launched; B&M Waste Services’ carbon neutral record; Coca Cola praises household recycling charter

Javelin Park judgement suspended

A decision has been deferred on an appeal against plans for a £500m incinerator at Javelin Park near Stroud (pictured).

At the High Court in London, Stroud District Council challenged a government planning inquiry’s decision to approve Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s proposal to build the facility.

Mrs Justice Lang said she would reserve her judgement on the case for a few weeks.

Stroud News

Charging scheme consultation launched

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the regulatory charging scheme covering annual licence costs and application fees.

The consultation follows engagement with licence holders, the Scottish Government and wider stakeholders, and outlines proposals for a new Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme, which if approved by Scottish Ministers is expected to come into effect on 1 April 2016.

The consultation aims to replace the existing charging schemes covering waste, pollution prevention and control, radioactive substances, water discharges and water abstractions with a single system of annual charges.

Press release

B&M Waste Services’ carbon neutral record

B&M Waste Services has received its carbon neutral certification for the fifth year running, after being one of the first companies to achieve PAS2060 carbon neutrality.

B&M equalises its emissions by supporting a gold standard verified emission reductions project which has offset more than 14,000 tonnes of carbon in the five-year period.

B&M has spent almost £60,000 on carbon offset projects in Indonesia, Brazil, China, Turkey and India and £3,500 on tree planting initiatives in the north west of England.

Press release

Coca Cola praises Scottish household recycling charter

Coca Cola has welcomed the introduction of the new household recycling charter in Scotland to bring consistency to local authority recycling services.

The charter is run by the Zero Waste Taskforce, a joint initiative between the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla).

A Coca Cola spokesperson said: “We have long called for a more consistent approach by local authorities to recycling collection schemes.

“This initiative should help make it easier for Scottish householders to recycle. The Scottish Government and Cosla should be congratulated for this positive step”.

Press release

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