Rubbish EU waste rules could litter-ally cost UK £2bn

EU waste rules could cost Britain as much as £2 billion over the next 20 years. That’s according to a new report from Policy Exchange, which suggests the UK would be much wiser to generate energy from its rubbish – last year it spent £280 million exporting waste overseas. Rather than adopting the EU’s proposed […]

Don’t bin EU waste package, recycle it says committee

The European Committee of Regions (CoR) is calling on the EU to reconsider its withdrawal of proposed changes to waste legislation. Last year, it proposed amendments to the legislation which included increasing recycling levels and tightening rules on landfill. But the new leader of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, is considering binning the legislation altogether […]