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Scotland launches Circular Economy Bill consultation

The Scottish government has launched a six-week consultation on its Circular Economy Bill, calling for businesses and individuals to give their views of the proposed legislation online.

The Bill outlines the government’s plans to reduce, ...

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Detonators found at Scottish recycling plant

Metal boxes containing 60 explosive detonators were found at a recycling centre in Keith, Moray last month.

The explosives and a hand plunger, which could have been used to set them off, were discovered at the Balloch Road facility by ...



New Wokingham food waste collection scheme booming

Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) is celebrating its new food waste service after collecting 2,450 tonnes in the first six months.

Collections are averaging 1.6kg per household per week, which is higher than WBC expected, and the knock-on ...


Three men convicted for fly-tipping in Portsmouth

A trio of men have been convicted at Portsmouth magistrates’ court for illegally dumping waste in Havant.

Daniel Worboys, Jason Newman, and Sidney Simpson received suspended prison sentences following an investigation by the Environment ...


CIWM appoints new trustee board

The Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) has appointed a new trustee board, which will take effect from 13 November.

The board now consists of the presidential team along with seven new trustees. The presidential team is made up ...




Fly-tipping incidents up 8% in England

Fly-tipping is on the rise in England having increased 8% from last year, a new report from Defra shows.

Statistics published this week show that local authorities in England dealt with 1,072,000 fly-tipping incidents in 2018/9, an ...


£13,000 fine for waste criminal in Sunderland

A man from Sunderland has been ordered to pay nearly £13,000 after running an illegal waste operation.

Clifford Shee was successfully prosecuted by the Environment Agency (EA) in a hearing on 30 October at Sunderland Magistrates' Court. ...


WRAP report reveals slight progress on food waste

UK grocery retailers and brands have made progress on implementing practices to reduce food waste but more remains to be done, says WRAP.

The sustainability body visited nearly 60 supermarkets and examined 2,000 food products to ...

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