Briefing

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

London's £50m waste blitz

London's £50m waste blitz

Waste chiefs are to spend £50m in the next three years to get London residents and businesses started on a drive to hit a 65% recycling rate by 2030.

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Recyclers target ready-meal trays

A leading recycler that teamed up with a packaging specialist to try to sort out what it calls the supermarket food tray waste mountain has been featured...

MEPs want 5% landfill limit

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) want to limit the share of waste to be landfilled to 5% by boosting recycling, cutting landfilling and curbing...

Cost warning on circular economy

The EU's proposed circular economy package will hit British businesses with an extra £2bn in costs over the next 20 years, a policy thinktank has warned.

Technology prevents £2.5bn waste

A new quality management tool helped a company's automotive and aerospace manufacturing customers slash waste levels by more than £2.5bn last year.

Traffic watchdog hits waste director

A waste firm has only one truck to use after a traffic watchdog clamped down on the businesses for "amateur" and "neglectful" approach.