Chemicals used to soften plastics and linked to serious health fears are to have temporary bans replaced by more permanent restrictions.
The Compost Association has spoken of its exasperation over constantly moving goalposts after Defra scrapped waste plans that had taken five years to draw up just hours before they were due to come into effect.
The Irish government has announced plans to review its Waste Permit and Waste Collection Permit regulations to address what it sees as the need to modernize existing legislation and cut red tape.
The aggregates sector has reason to be cheerful in Wales, as the national assembly announced a cash boost just days after a fresh bids were invited for the latest round of grants from WRAP.
The BBC is hoping to persuade the population to reduce its waste by beaming a new series into millions of homes.
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