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WRAP publishes support tool for local authorities

WRAP unveils TEEP 'Waste Regulations Route Map'

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has unveiled its 'Waste Regulations Route Map' to help local authorities understand what recycling services they are legally obligated to provide under waste law.

Targeted approach needed to motivate higher recycling levels

Councils and waste disposal authorities need to use different tactics and messages to encourage residents to do better on recycling, according to research published by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA).

LGA calls for government reforms to unlock £1bn 'waste goldmine'

If market reforms were pushed through in the municipal recycling sector, it could result in a one billion pound windfall for local authorities and householders, new research suggests.

Judicial Review rules in favour of commingled waste collections

Recycling campaigners were dealt a blow today when a judge ruled in favour of Defra and the Welsh Assembly that commingled collections would be permissable in England and Wales under EU law.

Waste industry awaits verdict of Judicial Review hearing

The future of commingled recycled collections could be decided in the next few weeks after the judge overseeing the Judicial Review ended the hearing in Cardiff on Tuesday (26 February) to consider his verdict.

England shows slowdown in recycling rate

Fears have been raised that national recycling rates in England may be flatlining following the release of latest figures from Defra.

Eric Pickles faces rising backlash for his arguments against alternate weekly waste collections

Eric Pickles' weekly waste claims 'thrown in the bin'

Adoption of fortnightly waste collections has a positive impact on recycling rates and household behaviour, new research has shown.

Commingled claims deliver 'killer blow' for kerbside sort

A leading reprocessor has backed commingled waste collections, arguing that the economics stack up far better due to the high volumes that can be achieved compared to kerbside sorting.

Recycling hits the big screen at Odeon Cinemas

The Odeon Cinema Group has embarked on a drive to double recycling rates by the end of 2014 across all of its theatre sites in the UK.

Defra clarifies stance on separate recycling collections

Amended regulations which seek to impose a legal duty on waste companies and local authorities to separately collect paper, metal, plastic and glass by 2015 have been laid before Parliament today.

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