03Jan

Environmental legislation planned for 2020

Posted on 3rd January, 2020

While Brexit looks likely to dominate early political debate and ministerial work in January, 2020 looks set to be a big year in terms of environmental legislation. Top of the tree, within the Parliamentary process, for the environment will be the Environment Bill. This was first announced in the Queen’s Speech that was delivered on…

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03Jan

Lincolnshire in warning over fires from batteries

Posted on 3rd January, 2020

Concerns about fires caused by the public not removing batteries from toys and other household items have already been raised this year. Early in January Lincolnshire County Council issued a warning over batteries following three small fires at its household waste recycling centres in rubbish deposited by members of the public after Christmas. The fires…

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03Jan

Larger retailers to take-back in-store from 2021

Posted on 3rd January, 2020

The Recycling Minister, Rebecca Pow, has approved plans which will see larger retailers having to offer instore take-back for waste electrical and electronic equipment from January 2021. On 24 December 2019, Defra said that the minister had approved the takeback requirement. This represents changes to the current UK WEEE system where the main focus on…

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