7th August: The Survey Report, Survey Results and Survey Trends documents for the week beginning 3rd August are now available on or Useful Documents page.
3rd August: WISH has issued Version 8 of COVID_19 and Waste Management Activities (Information sheet 13). The significant changes include the mention of employees returning from furlough and the move from 7 - 10 days of self-isolation, further tips and advice on risk assessment and additions on masks and face-coverings, including a new appendix 1 to this information sheet, on the pros and cons of face-coverings and masks.
Recent updates from Defra highlight changes to laws and regulations which will be brought about by implementing the Circular Economy Package (CEP) - transposing it into UK law.
The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together on a project to develop a UK-wide electronic waste tracking service to capture information on the movement of non-hazardous, hazardous and international shipments of green list waste.
Urgent cross-sector action is required to develop a recycling system for soft flexible plastic packaging, like plastic bags and wrapping, according to WRAP.
In recent days, the national press has widely reported councils may have to declare themselves effectively bankrupt as a result of the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.
Financial challenges have arisen throughout the pandemic, the implications of which could be felt by councils for some time.