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Recycling rates fell in all UK countries in 2020 – except Wales

12th May 2022

collection / Defra / Local Authority Collected Waste Statistics


UK government announces new crackdown on fly-tipping

11th April 2022

Defra / Fly-Tipping / HWRCs


Concerns over ‘significant watering-down’ of EPR proposals

29th March 2022

CIWM / Defra / EPR


New year, new start

23rd February 2022

Defra / Environment Bill / Fly-Tipping


Over 100,000 sign petition to ban ‘most polluting’ single-use plastic items

11th February 2022

city to the sea / Defra / Greenpeace / plastic


First year of pandemic saw 16% increase in reported incidents of fly-tipping in England

9th December 2021

Coronavirus / Defra / Fly-Tipping / Waste Crime


Resourcing the Future Conference 2021 – Day 2

3rd November 2021

behaviour change / Circular Economy / Climate Emergency / Defra / Innovation / net zero


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

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