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A fund of half a million pounds has been launched to support demonstration projects which encourage the collection of food waste from businesses and public sector buildings

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities and Local Government have today called together retailers, manufacturers and local authorities to bring an end to excessive packaging and recycling confusion

Defra will make technical changes to the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 to ensure multi-bin recycling systems are not imposed on residents

 

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Buying re-used items like sofas and TVs rather than buying new items is saving UK households around £1 billion a year and helping to create jobs - but this is just a fraction of the potential shown by ground breaking new research from WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) which will be launched tomorrow

 

A new recycling charter has been launched to help boost recycling rates and tackle the issues smaller businesses face in getting access to waste services, Recycling Minister Lord Taylor announced today

 

EU Member States should be obliged to collect and recycle more discarded fridges, phones and other e-waste, said the Environment Committee on Tuesday. MEPs want to make it easier for consumers to return small products and harder for unscrupulous operators to ship e-waste illegally out of the EU

 

On Saturday 1 October Wales will become the first UK country to introduce a charge for single-use carrier bags

 

A total of 6.4 billion single-use bags were used by supermarket customers across the UK in 2010, it was reported today by WRAP (July 28th)

 

Innovative local solutions to accelerate recycling rates and reward people for doing the right thing will be given a Dragon’s Den-style kick start under plans outlined by Lord Henley today (June 17th)

 

Ambitious plans to save seven million tonnes of CO2, prevent three million tonnes of waste and save the UK economy almost £2billion were unveiled today by WRAP, the organisation working with UK Governments to improve resource efficiency (June 14th)

 

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched a major new recycling campaign urging people to recycle even more (May 12th)

 

Car litter louts are blighting the countryside and costing council tax-payers millions thanks to a legal loophole which lets offenders get off scot free, council leaders warn (March 28th)

 

Responding to the Taxpayers’ Alliance survey of the number of bins councils ask residents to use, Cllr Gary Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association Environment Board, said...“There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to bins. The infrastructure for dealing with waste differs across the country, so do the types of homes people live in. What works in inner-city London won’t necessarily work in rural areas. This means that bin collections will inevitably be different across the country

 
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