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Bill outlines the Government’s intention to introduce charges for “a number of single-use plastics items”, as well as confirming the introduction of a bottle deposit return scheme and consistent recycling schemes. Read more

Environment

Coffey was previously Minister of State at DEFRA, from July 2019, and before that the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DEFRA, from July 2016 Read more

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She previously served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from September 2012 until July 2016, and was Minister of State for Transport from May 2010 until September 2012 Read more

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The call follows the new Prime Minister’s appointment of prominent pro-Brexit politicians to key Cabinet positions Read more

Industry News

Business are expected to jointly invest up to £149 million, alongside a £60 million government investment, to help to move away from single-use plastics Read more

Environment

The Government announced in February it was exploring two versions of a DRS, with the alternative on-the-go model attracting criticism from environmental groups due to it being restricted in the types of containers it can take Read more

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While air quality has improved significantly over recent decades, a new report by the Air Quality Expert Group has called for urgent action to address the problem of tyres and brakes which is predicted to account for 10 per cent of national emissions Read more

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Level 4 and 5 qualifications, which sit between A Levels (Level 3), and degrees (Level 6), will be rebadged as Higher Technical Qualifications and quality approved, in a drive to attract more students to Read more

Industry News

The Government has issued a statement saying it is "deeply concerned" about the issue Read more

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McMorrin has been calling for a fundamental overhaul in how our waste is managed and has urged both the UK and Welsh Government to ensure that producers are wholly responsible for the waste they produce Read more

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The ban will include exemptions to ensure that those with medical needs or a disability are able to continue to access plastic straws Read more

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The declaration sends a clear signal that the Welsh Government will not allow the process of leaving the EU to detract from the challenge of climate change Read more

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The report finds that the DRS is expected to cost almost £1 billion to set up, to collect recyclables worth just £37 million Read more

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The call comes on the back of a new survey by Make UK, which has shown a significant lack of awareness amongst industry about the proposed new T levels, as well as concerns about how key elements of the reforms will be implemented in practice Read more

Industry News

The government is reminding companies that export waste from the UK to review their contingency plans in case of disruption at ports, should the UK leave the European Union without a deal Read more

Industry News

The successful projects include research into tracking waste through electronic chips and sensors, the use of blockchain, looking at common reporting platforms, and new data analytics Read more

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The Welsh Government has been working with the other UK nations on a comprehensive UK wide approach to address the problems created by commonly littered single use plastics Read more

Environment

The DRS has been proposed with two options, the “all-in” model, which would target a large amount of drinks beverages placed on the market, irrespective of size, and the “on-the-go” model, which would restrict the drinks containers in-scope to those Read more

Industry News

The “Plastics Packaging Plan: Achieving Net Zero ‘Waste’ Exports” is backed by 12 cross-party politicians and says the UK must urgently take back control of its share of the global plastics problem Read more

Environment

The move has come after a number of Asian countries, including China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, have limited and banned incoming plastic waste Read more

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