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CIWM calls on Prime Minister to press ahead with proposed waste reforms

CIWM calls on Prime Minister to press ahead with proposed waste reforms

CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) has written to the UK Prime Minster, Rishi Sunak, calling on him to push ahead with ‘the comprehensive and forward-looking reforms on packaging extended producer responsibility (EPR) and consistent collections that the Government introduced in its 2018 Resources and Waste Strategy’. The letter follows recent reports that a further...

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LGA challenges Defra to ‘raise the level of ambition’ for the targets

LGA challenges Defra to ‘raise the level of ambition’ for the targets

LOCAL Government Association (LGA) has published its official response to Defra’s consultation on its proposed new environment targets under the Environment Act 2021 to help meet the Government’s ‘vision’. Among the many targets was one to “reduce residual waste (excluding major mineral wastes) kg per capita by 50 per cent by 2042 from 2019 levels”....

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WRA responds to the launch of EPR consultation

WRA responds to the launch of EPR consultation

THE Wood Recyclers’ Association has welcomed DEFRA’s consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility on Packaging which was launched on Wednesday (24th March). While it is clear that the majority of the consultation focuses on household packaging rather than commercial packaging, it does include a section on wood and is proposing changes to reporting requirements for reprocessors...

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Wood bodies call for explanation from DEFRA on packaging target reductions

Wood bodies call for explanation from DEFRA on packaging target reductions

THE Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) and the Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF) have written a joint letter to DEFRA, asking for an explanation as to why the waste wood packaging recycling targets have been reduced to 35%. The letter follows an announcement last week when DEFRA published its packaging waste recycling targets for businesses for...

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MP Rebecca Pow’s thank you letter to the waste industry

REBECCA POW, MP for Taunton Deane and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra, has written a public letter to the UK waste and recycling industry. In it, she thanks the sector workers for their dedication and commitment, insisting that the Government recognises that “your work is vital”. “As a country we are all facing...