Issue : January 2018
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Unwrapping the plastic bag policy switchSubscription
The proposed extension of the 5p plastic bag charge to smaller retail outlets in England marks a big shift in the attitude of ministers
News round-up January 2018Subscription
Fine for WTN offence; National water refills; Recycling firm and Kier pollution offences; First AD scheme certification
Review of 2017 - DecemberSubscription
England’s recycling rate managed to rise after plateauing in recent years. The figures also meant that the country narrowly avoided being the ‘worst’ recycling nation.
Review of 2017 - NovemberSubscription
The grim record of the waste sector in terms of health and safety was a major theme in news reports in the last quarter of the year
Review of 2017 - SeptemberSubscription
After the summer recess, Defra’s watchdog, the Efra select committee, raced ahead, with Gove telling MPs that waste crime was the sector’s most urgent problem.
Review of 2017 - OctoberSubscription
Weeks after the industry had repeated calls for greater Government leadership, many were cheered by waste management policy announcements designed to make the UK “a world leader”.
Review of 2017 - JulySubscription
Research from Zero Waste Scotland suggested that councils in Scotland could save as much as £6.2m if a bottle deposit return scheme was introduced
Review of 2017 - AugustSubscription
Michael Gove injected new life into Defra’s delayed 25-year environment plan
Review of 2017 - MaySubscription
Big numbers were in the news, led by the ESA’s latest report into waste crime.
Review of 2017 - AprilSubscription
The national media showed considerable interest in ministers’ litter strategy.