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Warwickshire residents block in fly-tippers caught in act

Warwickshire residents block in fly-tippers caught in act

Warwickshire Police have detained a group of suspected fly-tippers after they dumped large piles of rubbish on Packington Estate’s Maxstoke Lane near Meriden last Wednesday (8th February). The force described it as “some of the worst fly-tipping we had seen in a long time”. Residents blocked in the vans used for the fly-tipping, but the...

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Plastic bag use falls by more than 98% after charge introduction

Plastic bag use falls by more than 98% after charge introduction

The UK has seen a more than 98% decline in the use of plastic bags due to charges on single-use carrier bags, according to new figures released by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) on 31st July. In 2015, several supermarket chains, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons, Co-op, and Marks and...

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CIWM sends out the call for policy consultations

CIWM sends out the call for policy consultations

THE Chartered Institution of Wastes Management is urging all interested parties to have their say on two consultations which will shape the policy of waste management. The first consultation relates to the ‘Implementation of mandatory digital waste tracking’, the power for which already exists in the Environment Act 2021. “This consultation provides an opportunity for...

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Government unveils plans to crack down on waste crime

Government unveils plans to crack down on waste crime

A CRACKDOWN on waste criminals has been unveiled by Environment Minister Jo Churchill as part of fresh plans to reform the waste industry. Proposals set out in two new consultations will clamp down on waste crime and support people and businesses to manage waste correctly. The reform will see increased background checks for firms who...