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

Government awards glass recycling contract

Government awards glass recycling contract

A waste management company that spent £1m upgrading a recycling plant has been rewarded with a big government contract.

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People want litterers criminalised

Litter louts should face criminal prosecution and be named and shamed on social media while packaging companies should be taxed, pollsters have found.

Report damns plastic packaging

Plastic packaging is failing to prevent a food waste crisis and may be creating more problems, warns a new study from Friends of the Earth (FoE).

Nestle in 100% recyclability goal

One of the world's biggest consumer brands plans to make every item of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

ESA promotes council competition

Cash-starved councils should jack up competition for waste services, suggests the Environmental Services Association (ESA).

Strike over 'rubbish management' averted

Waste-collection staff have called off a strike in a dispute over "rubbish management" and "Big Brother-style cameras" on council refuse lorries.