Local authorities throughout the UK are to receive a cash payment to help them cover the additional costs of implementing WEEE regulations caused by delays to the directive.
According to a poll published this week the British public are ready to accept taxes that encourage environmentally friendly behaviour.
Britain will attempt to turn around a poor record on recycling used batteries, with the country's biggest household battery recycling trial to take off in March.
The first report from the team directed to report on the Buncefield oil depot explosion shows there is still a long way to go before the full environmental impacts of the disaster are known.
Proposals to combine the UK's pollution prevention and control system with waste management licensing have been suggested to tidy up paperwork and cut red tape.
Farmers can look forward to a bumper crop of Government payouts if they look after their land in a sustainable manner.
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