Environment Agency to launch biowaste sector review

It says the biowaste sector is critical to a closed loop, circular economy as well as helping meet renewable energy targets

Anglian Water fined £156k for sewage pollution

At least a kilometre and half of Grendon Brook was contaminated with sewage over two days in August 2016

Leeds waste fraudster’s jail term extended by nine years

Terry Soloman Dugbo is currently serving a record seven years and six months in jail after defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry of £2.2m in 2016

Ofwat seeks chief for new regulators’ infrastructure alliance

The Regulators’ Alliance for Progressing Infrastructure Development (RAPID) will bring together staff from Ofwat, the Environment Agency and Drinking Water Inspectorate

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South West Water to pay £350,000 over ‘serious’ pollution

The money will benefit watercourses in Plymouth as an alternative to prosecution by the Environment Agency

Work begins to remove plastic from Cumbrian river

The 2.5km of plastic was installed around 25 years ago in the River Keekle near Whitehaven to protect it from contamination from mineworks

Thames Water fined £700k for sewage pollution

The Environment Agency said up to 30 million litres of sewage were released from the Maidenhead Sewage Treatment plant

United Utilities pays £500k after polluting river and killing fish

The leak originated from the Riverton Water Treatment Works

Northumbrian Water to pay out £1.1m over pollution offences

The financial contributions are expected to go towards environmentally focused work located in and around the areas where the incidents occurred

Biffa guilty of exporting banned waste to China

The waste giant said it ‘strongly contested’ the decision and is considering making an appeal