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|Posted by hertswow on June 4, 2021 at 9:40 AM|
We have submitted a response to Defra's consultation on Deposit Return Scheme (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deposit-refund_system" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DRS):
"Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland" (https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environment/consultation-on-introducing-a-drs/consultation/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link)
Our response is based on applying Defra's own draft Environmental Principles for policy-makinfg (https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-principles/draft-policy-statement/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link) to the DRS proposals and options.
|Posted by hertswow on June 3, 2021 at 9:10 AM|
|Posted by hertswow on May 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM|
From 25th May to 3rd June 2021, the WasteAware team at Herts County Council are running this series of events: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/herts-wasteaware-33117850459" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link
This series is part of St Albans SusFest21:
* "These events are brought to you as part of #SustFest21, a festival celebrating living sustainability and protecting the environment in Hertfordshire. Join us and others at the 150+ events online and in person at the fabulous #SustFest21 between 23rd May and 6th June."
Note the different starting times.
Tue, 25 May 2021 10:00 BST
What’s in our bins? A look at Hertfordshire’s rubbish.
Wed, 26 May 2021 10:00 BST
Who dumps waste and what we’re doing about it: Reducing Flytipping in Herts
Wed, 26 May 2021 13:00 BST
Nappy Natter – an introduction to the fluffy world of Reusable Nappies
Thu, 27 May 2021 13:00 BST
Change the world in your lunchbreak: Easy tips for eco-friendly lunches
Fri, 28 May 2021 10:00 BST
Plastic Free Periods – Everything you want to know and more!
Thu, 3 Jun 2021 14:00 BST
Cutting edge of Food waste: Tips and tricks on reducing kitchen waste
|Posted by hertswow on March 30, 2021 at 10:20 AM|
Changes to transform the waste and resources sector move a step closer. (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/landmark-reforms-to-boost-recycling-and-fight-plastic-pollution" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link)
From:Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, and Rebecca Pow MP Published:24 March 2021
Unfortunately the deposit return scheme (DRS) has been put back to 2024!
|Posted by hertswow on March 26, 2021 at 7:55 AM|
|Posted by hertswow on March 26, 2021 at 5:40 AM|
c/o Defra: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environment/consultation-on-introducing-a-drs/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link:
"This consultation will run for 10 weeks. This is in line with the Cabinet Office’s ‘Consultation Principles’ which advises Government departments to adopt proportionate consultation procedures. The consultation opens on 24th March 2021. The consultation closes on 4 June 2021."
"... We therefore anticipate that the introduction of a deposit return scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland would be in late 2024 at the earliest. ..."
|Posted by hertswow on March 17, 2021 at 1:20 PM|
Opened on 10th Mar ch2021 - Closes on 2nd June 2021
"... The government is consulting on the draft policy statement on environmental principles which sets out how those five internationally recognised environmental principles should be interpreted and proportionately applied. ..."
|Posted by hertswow on March 2, 2021 at 3:45 PM|
On Monday 8th March, from 8pm, Channel 4's Dispatches will air a programme about some of the harm caused by waste incineration.
Please use your social media accounts and email contacts to help promote 'The Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish', which Channel 4 describes as: "A look at how millions of tonnes of household recycling end up incinerated, hiking carbon emissions, with councils locked into long and expensive waste contracts".
The show is described in the Radio Times as follows:
"Environmental journalist Lucy Siegle investigates the rise of waste incineration in the UK, examining how millions of tonnes of waste left out for recycling ends up being burned. The rise in carbon emissions from incineration is put under the spotlight, with exclusive research revealing that it is on course to become the UK's dirtiest form of energy production. The programme also looks at how councils are locked into expensive contracts with incinerator operators forcing them to burn waste for decades to come."
We expect 'The Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish' will be of interest to MPs and Councillors as well as campaigners and residents.
See programme listing:
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|Posted by hertswow on March 2, 2021 at 3:15 AM|
Featuring Duncan Jones and Prof Margaret Bates: (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000slr9/panorama-rubbish-dump-britain" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link)
"Fly-tipping is a national problem that is ruining our towns and countryside. There are more than a million incidents each year of illegally dumped rubbish in the UK. So why are so few people prosecuted for damaging the places we love? Reporter Richard Bilton investigates a crime that affects us all and meets some of those who are fighting back against the fly-tippers."
Hertfordshire is featured, including cases of fly tippers from other counties illegally dumping waste loads here.
It also mentions the ClearWaste.com app for reporting etc. incidents of flytipping. (link)
|Posted by hertswow on January 23, 2021 at 11:55 AM|
"The UK Court of Appeal has upheld the planning approval for energy company Drax to build what would be Europe’s largest gas power plant at its site in North Yorkshire.
We first took the UK Government to court over the decision to approve the plant in November 2019. We argued that the Secretary of State’s approval was unlawful, based on a misunderstanding of energy planning policies and a misapplication of the planning act.
After a disappointing judgment from the High Court, we took the case to the Court of Appeal in November.
Despite today's ruling upholding the approval, the judgment has set an important and much improved legal precedent for assessing major energy projects on their climate impact.
. . ."