New taskforce launched to crack down on waste gangs
A new taskforce has been launched that is dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime. Waste crime, such as...
A halt to inspections of recyclables destined for reprocessing in Indonesia starting from this Saturday, 23 November, is fuelling the view that the waste paper market is facing a “crisis” situation in December. Baltic Control, the inspection agency for the Indonesian Ministry for Environment and its customs authority, has advised that from 23 November itread more
Strong warnings are being sounded by the UK’s recovered paper sector that rebates to retailers and local authorities are having to be slashed for used cardboard. And the concerns come as the paper division president of the global trade association BIR, has described the situation as a “crisis”, asking “when will it end?”. Some inread more
No-deal Brexit could lead to “putrefying stockpiles” of waste, according to leaked emails from government officials. Originally reported by The Guardian, the Environment Agency emails revealed growing concerns of pollution due to export and import licences for waste becoming invalid in the event of No Deal. Stockpiled waste runs the risk of odours and extra leachates whichread more
Some waste sites may be allowed to temporarily exceed their permitted storage tonnages in the event that movements of material are disrupted by a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said. This was among the details set out by Mr Gove outlining the planning that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)read more