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Recycling and packaging industries still have “significant doubts” over Defra producer responsibility proposals – ESA

16th September 2021

Defra / EPR / ESA / packaging


England to consider banning single-use plastic plates, cutlery and polystyrene cups

31st August 2021

Defra / plastic / Single-Use


UK recycling rate increases 1.2%

15th July 2021

Defra / Local Authority Collected Waste Statistics


Committee launches inquiry into UK Government’s plastic waste measures

12th July 2021

Defra / Efra / plastic


‘Listen to local authorities’ on consistent recycling collections, says NLWA

8th July 2021

Defra / North London Waste Authority / Recycling Consistency


Defra issues warning to businesses following ITV Amazon investigation

28th June 2021

Amazon / Defra / E-Waste / Waste Hierarchy

Briefing Paper

CIWM Draft Response – Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland consultation

28th May 2021

consultations / Defra / Deposit Return Scheme / DRS


Pandemic ‘disruption’ reflected in England recycling figures

13th May 2021

Coronavirus / Defra / Local Authority Collected Waste Statistics


UK Government launches consultation on consistent recycling collections

10th May 2021

Defra / Food Waste / Recycling Consistency


10p plastic bag charge to come into force on 21 May

7th May 2021

Defra / plastic / Plastic Bag Charge / single-use carrier bags


Government to explore making tobacco industry responsible for smoking litter in England

30th March 2021

Cigarette Waste / Defra / Litter


UPDATED: UK Government opens packaging consultation and announces DRS delay

24th March 2021

Defra / Deposit Return Scheme / EPR


Government unveils new Waste Prevention Programme for England

18th March 2021

Defra / Fast Fashion / Waste Prevention Programme for England


Consultation launched on environmental principles

10th March 2021

consultations / Defra / Environment Bill


Recycling in England increased 0.9% in 2019

3rd March 2021

collection / Defra / Local Authority Collected Waste Statistics


Interim Office for Environmental Protection to be launched

2nd March 2021

Defra / Environment Bill / Office for Environmental Protection


Fly-tipping ‘on the rise’ as BBC exposes waste licence ‘failure’

24th February 2021

BBC Panorama / Defra / Fly-Tipping / Waste Carrier Licence


UK Government must start ‘taking the hard decisions’ on environment

3rd February 2021

Defra / Environment Bill / Public Accounts Committee

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