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Environmental regulators to target waste offenders through tougher enforcement powers

Environmental regulators in England and Wales would be given tougher powers to target waste offenders under plans published for consultation by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh government. 04 Mar 2015

CJEU: UK courts should set out how Defra should tackle nitrogen dioxide pollution target failings

The UK courts could order the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to impose tougher measures on businesses to improve air quality in UK towns and cities following a ruling by the EU's highest court. 21 Nov 2014

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Commission outlines new EU recycling targets, including ban on burying recyclable waste in landfill

Countries in the European Union (EU) would face tougher recycling targets, while burying recyclable waste in landfill would be banned, under plans put forward by the European Commission. 07 Jul 2014

Scottish government seeks views on design of new environmental enforcement powers for SEPA

Businesses and other stakeholders have been asked to shape the design and potential uses of new powers available to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to tackle environmental crime. 03 Jul 2014

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