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In this section you will find all the news from Clarity Environmental. Read the latest developments from all of the divisions of our business and get updates on news from across the industry.

  1. Government seek views on revised waste duty of care code of practice

    Government seek views on revised waste duty of care code of practice

    Government are seeking views on whether a revised code of practice for the waste duty of care explains the legal duty of care obligations clearly.

  2. Councils combatting fly tippers urge business to help

    Councils combatting fly tippers urge business to help

    Fly tipping is costing councils £70 million annually as they dealt with 850,000 incidents in 2013/14. With 20% more incidents than the previous year, the Local Government Association wants manufacturers and retailers of bulky items to contribute to clearing up this increasingly costly waste problem.

  3. Review of waste industry regulation announced by Business Secretary

    Review of waste industry regulation announced by Business Secretary

    A review of the impact of regulations across the UK waste industry covering production, processing, collection, disposal and treatment has been announced.

  4. Swedish port bans imports of RDF bales

    Swedish port bans imports of RDF bales

    Problems with split RDF bales leaving waste littering the port have led the Swedish Port of Malmo to ban imports by ship unless they are transported in closed containers.

  5. Study finds crushing bottles reduces recovery rates

    Study finds crushing bottles reduces recovery rates

    A new study undertaken in the US on behalf of five packaging industry associations has found flattening containers hinders the recycling process at material recovery facilities.

  6. Environment Agency report on RDF export market

    Environment Agency report on RDF export market

    Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) have grown from zero to 215,000 tonnes according to a new analysis of the English market by the Environment Agency.

  7. New fund for business/local authority recycling promotions

    New fund for business/local authority recycling promotions

    WRAP have launched a fund to support communications campaigns promoting recycling between local authorities and partners across the business and charity sectors.

  8. European Trade association want 45% plastics recycling

    European Trade association want 45% plastics recycling

    Trade association PlasticsEurope is calling for 45% plastics recycling by 2025 and a landfill ban on recyclable and other recoverable post-consumer waste by 2025.

  9. Clarity welcome WEEE focus in WRAP five year plan

    Clarity welcome WEEE focus in WRAP five year plan

    The 1 billion pounds' worth of unused electrical and electronic goods in UK homes is one of three areas of waste to be targeted by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Today they launched their five year plan to tackle the environmental impact of resource use.

  10. Plastics Industry Recycling Plan supports PRN and PERN reform

    Plastics Industry Recycling Plan supports PRN and PERN reform

    A new Plastics Industry Recycling Plan has been launched by the Plastics 2020 consortium and WRAP. The plan aims to provide a strategy for reducing the amount of recyclable plastic reaching landfill and achieving the UK government target for recycling plastic packaging.

  11. Clarity WEEE recycling partner shortlisted for business award

    Clarity WEEE recycling partner shortlisted for business award

    WEEE waste management company, and Recycle with Clarity partner, Intelligent Waste Management, is on the shortlist for Small Business of the Year at the South Coast Business Awards.

  12. Aluminium PRN shortfall means price rise

    Aluminium PRN shortfall means price rise

    Changes in aluminium packaging recovery protocols have led to a drop in the number of packaging recovery evidence notes (PRN) notes being issued, and have created market uncertainty. Clarity's Commercial Manager Chris Taylor comments.

  13. Growth predicted for RDF market

    Growth predicted for RDF market

    While the UK works to develop waste treatment infrastructure to replace landfill and reach recovery targets, the export market for refuse derived fuel (RDF) continues to grow. However a recent market analysis from ENDS predicts sharp growth in the UK energy from waste sector in coming years.

  14. EU consulting on functioning of waste markets

    EU consulting on functioning of waste markets

    The recycling and recovery of waste across the EU is very likely being affected by possible market distortions caused by regulation according to the European Commission. To address this they have launched a consultation seeking views of business, ngos and consumers on the functioning of waste markets.

  15. Landfill tax generates £1.1 billion

    Landfill tax generates £1.1 billion

    This week the Office of National Statistics revealed that £ 1.1 billion of the £ 44.6 billion collected in environmental taxes in 2014 came from landfill tax.

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