The Nappy (Environmental Standards) Bill was launched on 27 March by SNP MP for Glasgow East, David Linden. It sets out plans to establish an industry and government-led campaign to encourage parents to take up reusable cloth nappies.
A new tool, called the Resources & Waste Policy Impact Calculator, has been launched today (Friday 22 March) to help local authorities in England understand and quantify the impact of emerging waste policy upon recycling and waste management services.
The Resources & Waste Policy Impact Calculator was developed by Anthesis Group and SUEZ, together with support from LARAC, Project Integra and the Kent Resource Partnership.
The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance aimed at considering how to maintain coherent and effective environmental governance once the UK leaves the EU.
Community RePaint, run by Resource Futures, an independent environmental consultancy, celebrated 25 years of paint recycling in 2018, diverting over 5.5 million litres of paint from the waste stream across the UK.
The network of paint reuse schemes, which was founded in 1993 as a small pilot project in Leeds, now numbers 65 active schemes across the UK, but there are still large gaps of coverage especially in Scotland, Northern Ireland and some areas of England. Key areas of focus in 2019 include London, Birmingham, Scotland and South Wales.
LARAC has welcomed the release of the government consultations on EPR, DRS and consistency and applauded DEFRA for ensuring that they run for a full 12 weeks. LARAC believes having a full consultation period is vital and wrote to DEFRA in January to lobby for this to take place, a move then supported by others in the industry.