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The number of new power stations given consent in England and Wales this year has reached fifteen, the highest ever since the Electricity Act came into force in 1989. This number was reached as Energy Minister Charles Hendry gave the go-ahead to developer Dalkia for a new waste wood power plant

Proposals for tougher packaging recycling targets that will stop 400,000 tonnes of packaging going to landfill by 2017 have been announced today by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman

Responding to the official statistics for fly-tipping in 2010-11 published today, Councillor David Parsons, Chairman of the LGA's Environment Board, said;

 

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More needs to be done to ensure that supply chain and other goals are met under phase two of the Courtauld Commitment

 

Enough food to fill 11,720 double decker buses or the Albert Hall 15 times over is chucked away every year in London. Today (Friday 18th November), the Mayor Boris Johnson urged businesses and the public to sign up to a pledge to reduce the mountains of food needlessly thrown away and sent to landfill, helping to make the capital a cleaner and greener city

 

Speaking at WRAP’s annual conference today, Chief Executive Dr Liz Goodwin published results of the organisation’s work over the past three years and set out its future agenda

 

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has today opened two tender invitations to challenge the cost and efficiency of anaerobic digestion (AD) technology

 

A man who illegally dumped more than a million used tyres across England was jailed Monday for a total of 15 months. The case against him was brought by the Environment Agency

 

Householders will have more control to stop the tonnes of unwanted advertising mail that drops through peoples’ letter boxes each year, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced today

 

Helping small to medium sized businesses meet their waste management responsibilities and recycle more is the aim of a new commitment being launched today

 

The UK’s DIY sector has made significant progress towards meeting targets to reduce packaging and the amount of waste sent to landfill, WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin revealed today

 

An unrepentant organised crime boss has been jailed for 4 years for running a massive illegal waste site near Reading and laundering millions of pounds in profits – the longest prison sentence ever handed out for waste crime (June 24th)

 

Family-run restaurants and independent shops will be able to save money and access better recycling under a new deal between Government and the waste industry, Environment Minister Lord Henley announced today (June 23rd)

 
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