10 May: Weekly News Bulletin

Despite the four-day working week, the waste and energy sector's still have more than enough news to fill our weekly EfW Net bulletin.
10 May: Weekly News Bulletin
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Despite the four-day working week, the waste and energy sector's still have more than enough news to fill our weekly EfW Net bulletin.

Beginning with this week's headline, the UK government has unveiled an update on its 'Simpler Recycling' initiative

Defra has shed light on the operational details of the scheme, sparking a mix of opinions from the industry. The new plans include supporting councils to increase collections and a compulsory residual waste collection to take place at least once every fortnight. 

And for those seeking insights into the latest UK policy developments, look no further

This week, Chief Sustainability and External Affairs Officer @ Suez UK, Dr Adam Read, delved into recent UK policy shifts concerning plastics and the global plastics treaty in his latest blog post for EfW Net.

90% of the population is unaware of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, a survey reveals

Following last week's announcement of a new SAF mandate, a study conducted by the UK's Jet Zero council reveals a staggering lack of awareness regarding the availability of SAF in commercial aviation. However it's not all bad news, as many of the survey participants also said they would happily pay more for a SAF-powered flight. 

In 2022, UK residents took an estimated 71.8 million trips overseas - but it is not just Brits going abroad: a lot of our waste is too

German-based technology company, Cleanhub, said last week that the UK is the third highest exporter of waste, closely following Germany and Japan. The study suggested that the UK exports around 600,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year. With these statistics in mind, should a ban on waste exports be considered, as advocated by enfinium in December last year?

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