With HWRCs across the UK remaining closed, security company the VPS Group has called on the government to list waste disposal staff as critical workers, require councils to re-open HWRCs, and allow households to include waste disposal as an essential trip in a bid to cut the ‘mountains of waste are being fly-tipped in epic proportions across Britain.’
The dire human consequences of food chain contamination from highly toxic plastics in waste in Ghana, which includes toxic e-waste shipped from Europe, have been exposed by new research from IPEN and Basel Action Network.
In the north of England, a convicted crook has been ordered to pay £1,373,060 for defrauding government-backed recycling schemes of millions of pounds..
Following the UK government’s publication of its long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy, outlining a comprehensive new plan for recycling a range of materials, including food waste, a number of industry bodies have reacted…
Under a new UK government strategy Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste.
Max Kanda welcomes the £10 million funding in yesterday’s budget to tackle waste crime, but argues that more measures are necessary to deal with illegal dumping and increase the level of recycled content in new products…
A scoundrel who abandoned 117 tonnes of tyres on rented land he was illegally in Peterborough, UK has been sentenced to 8 months jail time, fined and ordered to undertake community service.
The CIWM has approved a new and medium-term business plan to strengthen its core role as the professional membership body for the resources and waste sector and to return the CIWM Group to financial surplus.
In Cambridge, UK a Magistrates’ Court has heard that a site in Long Drove which began as a skip hire site soon became an unpermitted waste transfer station.
In a bid to tackle waste crime the UK’s waste and resource sector has called for tighter controls tougher controls and a new regime for waste carriers, brokers and dealers.