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Study reveals “substantial quantities” of tyre particles contaminating rivers and ocean

27th May 2020

Defra / Microplastics / University of Plymouth


Defra urged to back long-term, sustainable recycling solutions – not focus solely on DRS

20th May 2020

Defra / DRS / Greenredeem / packaging / plastic


£16 million for food charities to provide meals for those in need

11th May 2020

Coronavirus / Defra / Fareshare / WRAP


Study: Plastic recycling efforts “stifled” by regulatory and technological “lock-in”

11th May 2020

Defra / packaging / plastic / Plastic and Research Innovation Fund


Ministers urge councils to plan for safe re-opening of recycling centres

5th May 2020

Coronavirus / Defra / Guidance / HWRCs / local authorities


Campaigners “concerned” as COVID-19 delays single-use plastic ban

17th April 2020

ban / Coronavirus / Defra / plastic / Single-Use


“Your work is vital” – Environment Secretary pays tribute to waste sector

16th April 2020

Coronavirus / Defra / rebecca pow / waste collection


Defra issues survey to waste businesses on impact of COVID-19

14th April 2020

Coronavirus / Defra / Waste Operators


Defra issues guidance for councils on prioritising waste collections during COVID-19 crisis

7th April 2020

Coronavirus / Defra / local authorities / waste collection


£3m funding to tackle food waste during COVID-19 outbreak

3rd April 2020

Coronavirus / Defra / Food Waste / WRAP


Scotland’s Environment Secretary calls for halt to Brexit negotiations amid COVID-19 crisis

24th March 2020

Brexit / Coronavirus / Defra / Roseanna Cunningham / Scotland


UK recycling rate decreases by 0.5%

19th March 2020

Defra / Local Authority Collected Waste Statistics / packaging / Recycling


UK Government: “We will deliver the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on Earth”

26th February 2020

25-Year Environment Plan / Defra / Environment Bill


First investment of £30m support for the UK’s transition to a circular economy

25th February 2020

Circular Economy / Circular Economy Programme / Defra / UK Research and Innovation


Eustice urged to continue “strong leadership” at Defra

14th February 2020

Cabinet Reshuffle / Defra / George Eustice / Theresa Villiers


Government to “fully fund” all new Environment Bill “burdens” on councils

31st January 2020

Defra / Environment Bill / funding / local authorities


First ever “Food Waste Action Week” announced amid £1.15 million funding

30th January 2020

Defra / Food Waste / funding / WRAP


Natural capital tool launched to help protect the environment

22nd January 2020

Defra / Environment / natural capital

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