Archive for 'waste'

Preventing waste for a more resource efficient economy »

Defra has published Prevention is better than cure, setting out the new Waste Prevention Programme for England and articulating the actions for government and others which together will move us towards reducing waste.

National round-up: UK carbon footprint, waste, Scottish Forum on Natural capital, conservation, air quality, sustainable transport »

News from across the United Kingdom: the UK's carbon footprint; local authority waste management report; new Scottish Forum on Natural Capital; improving air quality; sustainable transport.

Consultation on Waste Transfer Notes and waste carrier legislation for England and Wales »

The Government is seeking views on proposals for greater flexibility on documents that can be used as an alternative to a Waste Transfer Note, which the ‘Red Tape Challenge’ concluded are burdensome for some small businesses.

Call for evidence on the plastic bag charge for England »

In October 2015, the Government will bring into force a 5p charge on single-use plastic carrier bags in England. Defra has opened a call for evidence, open to 20 December, on key aspects of how the plastic bag charge will work.

News round-up: co-operating with China, offshore turbines, green homes, bag charge, biomass criteria »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: low carbon co-operation with China; offshore wind technology; Green Open Homes Network; plastic bag charge; biomass sustainability criteria.

DIY sector beats waste targets »

DIY businesses signed up to the Home Improvement Sector Commitment have achieved an 83% reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill and a 25% reduction in packaging, surpassing the Commitment aims.

Better Food for All »

18 September 2013, London. As part of Waste less live more week the Better food for all conference will bring together experts to debate how reducing food waste can be better for all.

News round-up: waste statistics, char ark, water stress, sustainable homes »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: local authority waste statistics, an ark for arctic char, classification of water stressed areas, reviewing housing standards.

Consulting on waste prevention »

Before finalising the first Waste Prevention Programme for England, Defra is seeking views on proposed roles and responsibilities of government and others in helping to reduce waste, in a consultation running to 23 September 2013.

Inspired by 2012: the sustainability legacy »

A joint report from the UK Government and Mayor of London, describes the activities since the Games to build a lasting legacy, including many achievements directly related to London 2012's sustainability ambitions.