Opinion

Packaging needs a traffic-light system

Though it may be a dangerous subject to start with, I want to focus on the only thing the nation appears to agree on concerning Brexit.

We don’t know how to sort out fact from fiction and feel that politicians have put party politics ...

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Defra promised they will listen so it's time to be heard

The start to 2019 has been just as hectic as I suggested in my last blog, even though the Defra consultations have been delayed by a few weeks.

The last two weeks have been particularly full on, with lots of different opportunities to ...


Defra's Brexit tweaks require some scrutiny

As Brexit continues to dominate parliamentary matters, it’s worth noting the continual stream of EU exit regulations rolling out of Defra at the moment.

These include various amendments to waste policy, and also to international ...



Gove is providing some sort of stability- for now

Our Government saw no fewer than nine ministerial resignations over Brexit in 2018.

With each one, an increasingly large question mark hung over Michael Gove’s future as environment secretary.Theresa May offering him the Brexit Secretary ...






There's high hopes for the sector if you embrace change

Christmas and the New Year period is an ideal time to reflect on the previous 12 months, as well as providing you with a chance to recharge the batteries and plan for the coming year.

2018 – Where did it go? I continued my SUEZ waste ...


Waiting for the Strategy with bated breath

Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy is still due to be published before the end of the year.

Yet with Brexit negotiations mounting in intensity and that all-important parliamentary vote now postponed, I wouldn't be at all surprised if ...

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