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Issue : January 2018

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  • Robin Latchem August 2015

    Unwrapping the plastic bag policy switchSubscription

    Leader10 January, 2018

    The proposed extension of the 5p plastic bag charge to smaller retail outlets in England marks a big shift in the attitude of ministers

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    News round-up January 2018Subscription

    News2 January, 2018

    Fine for WTN offence; National water refills; Recycling firm and Kier pollution offences; First AD scheme certification

  • 2000 mrw dec17

    Review of 2017 - DecemberSubscription

    News1 January, 2018

    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.

  • 2000 mrw nov17

    Review of 2017 - NovemberSubscription

    News1 January, 2018

    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

  • 2000 mrw sep17

    Review of 2017 - SeptemberSubscription

    News31 December, 2017

    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.

  • 2000 mrw oct17

    Review of 2017 - OctoberSubscription

    News31 December, 2017

    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”. 

  • 2000 mrw jul17

    Review of 2017 - JulySubscription

    News30 December, 2017

    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

  • 2000 mrw aug

    Review of 2017 - AugustSubscription

    News30 December, 2017

    Michael Gove injected new life into Defra’s delayed 25-year environment plan

  • 2000 mrw may17

    Review of 2017 - MaySubscription

    News29 December, 2017

    Big numbers were in the news, led by the ESA’s latest report into waste crime. 

  • 2000 mrw jun17

    Review of 2017 - JuneSubscription

    News29 December, 2017

    The result of the General Election caused the full gamut of emotions and political responses but had little immediate impact on the waste sector

  • 2000 mrw apr17

    Review of 2017 - AprilSubscription

    News29 December, 2017

    The national media showed considerable interest in ministers’ litter strategy. 

  • 2000 mrw mar17

    Review of 2017 - MarchSubscription

    News28 December, 2017

    Fly-tipping was rarely far from the news in 2017

  • 2000 mrw feb17

    Review of 2017 - FebruarySubscription

    News28 December, 2017

    Rather optimistically, as it transpired, MRW reported that this month had been notable for offering a clearer picture of how Brexit will affect the UK’s waste sector. Or, as we put it, “not crystal-clear, just clearer”.

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    Review of 2017 - JanuarySubscription

    News28 December, 2017

    The first household recycling figures to show a decline were digested across the industry this month. 

  • food redistribution

    Fund to boost food charitiesSubscription

    News21 December, 2017

     Food Waste Reduction Fund will be administered by WRAP

  • Ford Materials Recycling Facility

    First steps to national materials databaseSubscription

    News21 December, 2017

    Exclusive: Plan to put in the public domain data needed by industry to make investment decisions

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    Material Focus - Recovered paperSubscription

    Markets21 December, 2017

    With no prospect of China revisiting its mixed paper import ban any time soon, many experts had been anticipating a nosedive in values for this grade

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    Big business grasps the nettle on responsibilitySubscription

    Features21 December, 2017

    Who should carry the can for the increasingly visible problem of packaging waste?

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    The Incpen approach to extended producer responsibilitySubscription

    Features21 December, 2017

    The UK has world-class waste management systems in place to tackle the vast majority of disposed items in the right ways

  • ‘There will be casualties’ – sub-sector concernsSubscription

    Insight21 December, 2017

    Concerns have been raised on EA’s fire prevention plan (FPP); warning there will be business casualties

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