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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. Plastic trade association calls for PRN reform

    Plastic trade association calls for PRN reform

    A trade association for the UK plastics industry is calling for reform of the Packaging Recovery Note system, with a split plastic packaging target for UK-based recycling and export.

  2. Environment Agency urges vigilance after waste crime rise

    Environment Agency urges vigilance after waste crime rise

    The Environment Agency is asking for landowners, businesses and members of the public to be vigilant following a reported increase in illegally dumped waste.

  3. Environmental laws will be safeguarded post-Brexit

    Environmental laws will be safeguarded post-Brexit

    The government has confirmed that existing environmental law will be carried over into UK law when Britain leaves the EU.

  4. Landfill Tax consultation opens on illegal waste sites

    Landfill Tax consultation opens on illegal waste sites

    A consultation has opened on whether to bring illegal waste sites within the scope of landfill tax in England and Northern Ireland.

  5. UK fails to meet battery recycling target

    UK fails to meet battery recycling target

    Provisional figures have indicated that the UK has failed to meet its European battery recycling target for 2016.

  6. Audit committee launches disposable packaging enquiry

    Audit committee launches disposable packaging enquiry

    The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the damage that disposable drinks packaging is doing to the environment.

  7. WEEE data reveals industry growth

    WEEE data reveals industry growth

    The household waste electrical and electronic collection data has been released, along with news that Defra has increased its proposed collection targets for 2017.

  8. Packaging recycling targets met

    Packaging recycling targets met

    The UK met all of its packaging recycling targets in 2016, according to the latest data from the Environment Agency, with strong increases in aluminium, steel and plastic packaging.

  9. New definition adopted for RDF

    New definition adopted for RDF

    Defra has announced that the definition for refuse derived fuel (RDF), which was trialled for six months, will now be formally adopted.

  10. China launches crackdown on waste imports

    China launches crackdown on waste imports

    China's General Administration of Customs has announced a year-long campaign to cut the illegal smuggling of foreign waste, with a special focus on illegal shipments of industrial waste, electronics, plastics and her solid waste.

  11. WEEE compliance fee proposal announced

    WEEE compliance fee proposal announced

    Defra has confirmed the compliance fee proposal that has been chosen to calculate collection targets for WEEE compliance schemes in 2016.

  12. Participation still low for materials facilities data

    Participation still low for materials facilities data

    The latest materials facilities (MF) data shows a rise in the amount of target material being received by materials facilities in Wales. The number of facilities reporting data across England and Wales, however, continues to remain lower than expected.

  13. Environmental laws to be transposed through Great Repeal Bill

    Environmental laws to be transposed through Great Repeal Bill

    The government has confirmed its plans to transpose all of the current European environmental regulations into UK law following our exit from the EU.

  14. PRN markets flat as UK looks likely to meet packaging obligation

    PRN markets flat as UK looks likely to meet packaging obligation

    The packaging recovery note (PRN) markets remain stable, with early indications that the UK will comply with the packaging recovery targets for 2016.

  15. France achieves new record for WEEE recycling

    France achieves new record for WEEE recycling

    France has achieved a new record for recycling waste electrical goods, according to an environmental watchdog.

Latest news

Q4 verified packaging recycling and export data released

The packaging recycling and export data for the last quarter of 2017 has been released. Despite concerns throughout the year, the data confirms positive performances for paper and plastic.…

Making a commitment to our team: The Living Wage

We are pleased to announce that we have signed up to the Living Wage campaign, ensuring that workers are paid the amount of money they realistically need to live in Brighton and Hove.…

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