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Agency reminds industry of charges consultation

The Environment Agency today reminded the waste and recycling sector about its current consultation on fees and charges. The consultation closes at 11.45pm on 26 January 2018, with the date having been extended to give more time for responses. Details of the charging consultation and current Environment Agency charging schemes as a whole can be […]

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EU set for softer targets with 55% recycling by 2025

Europe looks set to have softer recycling targets than first proposed by the European Commission with a rate of 55% by 2025 now expected to be set for municipal waste. This will be followed by a 60% rate for 2030 and a 65% rate for 2035. This means that an extra five years has been […]

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EA data shows increase in waste management

The Environment Agency’s annual data for permitted waste management activities indicates the total tonnages of waste managed in England in 2016 increased in comparison to the previous year. The data, released today (6 September), shows that 203 million tonnes of waste was managed last year, compared to 191.1 million tonnes managed in 2015. Waste Management […]

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MRF quality report shows little change in ‘target’

Data on the quality of material received at materials recycling facilities (MRFs) for the first quarter of 2017 shows that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities has remained relatively static at close to 87%. Published on WRAP’s Materials Facility Reporting Portal this week the data charts the volume of ‘target’ and ‘non-target’ material […]

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Eunomia reaffirms residual waste findings

Research firm Eunomia has reaffirmed the findings of its 12th Issue Residual Waste Infrastructure Review (RWIR), which found that the UK is heading towards an overcapacity of waste plants. The Bristol-based consultancy has responded to criticism of its report and ‘backed up’ its RWIR with ‘straightforward’ figures. Chart shows Eunomia’s forecasts for residual waste decline: […]

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