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

Industry slams 'latte levy'

Industry slams 'latte levy'

Waste and recycling chiefs have criticised MPs for calling for a 25p 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups and a total ban unless recycling improves.

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Government's 25-year plan criticised

Waste and resources chiefs have given a mixed response to the government's 25-Year Environmental Plan that vows to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste...

Laser maps track waste

The Environment Agency is to map England's entire landscape using laser technology in airplanes to try to fight illegal waste dumping.

Ambitious plastics target set

A new study suggests a target for recycling plastics packaging of 65% is attainable according to researchers.

Worst cities on waste named

The UK's worst cities for problem rubbish have been named and shamed in a survey where people complained of rat infestations, urban foxes and foul smells.

Landmark for biggest EfW plant

Landmark for biggest EfW plant

A monster £200m 25-megawatt energy-from-waste plant has crossed a major threshold with the completion of an on-site academy for teaching on waste and renewable-energy...