That was 2018 – the year when China’s ban on most waste material imports really showed how decisions in one country can affect those on the other side of the world, as the UK and others scrambled to find alternative capacity.
Industry figures reacted with enthusiasm to the Budget’s proposed tax on virgin plastics, although some were disappointed that chancellor Philip Hammond failed to go further in using taxation to drive environmental policies.
Specialist waste management firm Tradebe has contradicted a claim by Healthcare Environment Services (HES), which is facing a criminal investigation after stockpiling excessive amounts of clinical waste , that there is not enough high-temperature incineration capacity in the UK.
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