Waste planning news and policy covering recycling, energy from waste, composting, landfill and prosecutions.

Floating bin is world first

Floating bin is world first

The first ever floating sea bin is bobbing in British waters to collect tens of thousands of waste items such as plastic bottles and supermarket bags.

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Consultation on coloured bins

Resources charity WRAP has launched a consultation on rolling out colour-coded waste and recycling bins across England.

Coffee drinkers split on charge

The nation's on-the-go coffee drinkers are split on how to improve recycling rates, with some favouring a 5p charge and others calling for more recycling...

Waste chiefs welcome strategy

Last week's launch of the government's Clean Growth Strategy was welcomed by waste management chiefs for recognising the work of the sector to slash emissions.

Industry divided on recycling

A new report suggesting councils could save up to £35m a year if a deposit refund system (DRS) for drinks containers was introduced in England has been...

Call on food-contact plastics

The EU has been blamed for obstructing moves towards a circular economy for delaying approval of proven recycling processes in food-contact applications.