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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics: Recycling (25 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The Government has confirmed that it will introduce a DRS in England, subject to consultation later this year. The consultation (accompanied by an impact assessment) will look at the details of how such a scheme would work, alongside other measures to increase recycling rates. Building on the working group’s call for evidence, we will be seeking further views on the potential impacts of...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Finance (25 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The £36 million of the £76 million funding announced for flood defence at the Autumn 2017 budget has been allocated to the 37 projects listed below. Twelve of the projects, in Devon and Cumbria, were announced in December and the remaining and the remaining 25 were on 27th March. Funding was requested and provided for all the schemes that would meet the two criteria :- i) a new...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Finance (25 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The criteria for the allocation of the £36 million required each scheme to be a new project that could be completed in the next 3 years. The schemes needed to either generate sufficient benefits in term of reduced flood risk to qualifying for 100% funding or have a high confidence of securing any partnership contributions needed. Schemes proposed in the Bury area fell under the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ivory: Sales (25 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: On 3 April the Government confirmed that it will introduce a total ban on the sale of ivory in the UK with narrow and limited exemptions. Primary legislation will be required to implement this ban and the Government will introduce a bill as soon as parliamentary time allows.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling: EU Action (24 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The Government is developing a strategy on resources and waste, which includes the circular economy. This is not dependent on our membership of the EU. The aim of the strategy will be to make us a world leader in resource efficiency and resource productivity and increase competitiveness. It will set out how we will work towards our ambitions of doubling resource productivity and zero...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control: Finance (24 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: Ministers are still considering which schemes will benefit and expect to decide in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Packaging: Recycling (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: We have committed in our 25 Year Environment Plan and Clean Growth Strategy to reforming our producer responsibility systems (including the packaging waste regulations) so that producers will take greater responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products. We plan to consult on these reforms alongside publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy later this year.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Motor Vehicles: Batteries (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: There are already a number of requirements applying to automotive battery manufacture, use and disposal. These include obligations under: The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008 The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 The End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003 The End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005 There are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Motor Vehicles: Recycling (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005 set a material reuse and recycling rate of 85% for cars and vans (to 3.5 tonnes), no matter how they are fuelled, and an overall recovery rate of 95%. Obligations to meet these targets are placed on vehicle manufacturers and the treatment chain. Latest available figures are for 2015, when rates of 87.3% and 96.9% were...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Biodiversity (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The sixth Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) met in Medellin, Colombia between 17 and 24 March. Five new assessments were adopted – four Regional Assessments on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (for Africa; the Americas; Asia-Pacific; and Europe and Central Asia) and a thematic assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration. UK...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Countries: Biodiversity (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: Our ambition to leave the environment in a better state than we found it requires joint action on a global scale. As set out in our 25 Year Environment Plan we will continue to lead international work on the environment and will remain active partners in international fora. We remain fully committed to our environmental ambitions and will continue to work closely with our international and...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Domestic Waste: Recycling (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The government does not hold this information centrally, but the latest data the Government has from the Waste and Resources Action Programme shows that 171 councils in England charged for collecting garden waste for recycling.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Floods: Insurance (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The premiums charged by Flood Re to insurers are capped based on council tax bands. This is in order to target support to low income households and address the issue of affordability of flood insurance. Prices start at £213 per policy, per annum in council tax bands A and B for a combined (buildings and contents) policy, rising to £1,218 for a band H home. During Flood Re’s...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wolves: Conservation (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The reintroduction of species is a devolved issue. The government has not made an assessment of the potential merits of reintroducing wolves in England and is not aware of any proposals to re-introduce them. Natural England considers any application for reintroductions in accordance with international guidelines including taking account of socio-economic and environmental impacts as well as...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Landfill (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: UK biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) sent to landfill in 2016 was similar to that in 2015, remaining at approximately 7.7 million tonnes or 22% of the 1995 baseline value. The UK is therefore still on track to meet the EU target to restrict BMW landfilled to 35% of the 1995 baseline by 2020. Waste infrastructure credits (formerly waste PFI credits) were used to fund infrastructure to...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Management (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The Government plans to publish a world leading Resources and Waste Strategy by the end of the year.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Incinerators (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The Environment Agency’s latest Waste Management in England Statistics show that 11.64 million tonnes of waste were incinerated in England in 2016, compared to a permitted capacity of 15.48 million tonnes. For operational incinerators in the East of England only, those figures were 1.19 million tonnes incinerated compared to 1.42 million tonnes of capacity. There are several reasons...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: The 25 Year Environment Plan sets out our commitment to make it easier for people to recycle and to increase the quantity and quality of materials collected. Through the Framework for Greater Consistency, the Waste and Resources Action Programme is working with industry and local authorities to promote improved recycling performance and to ensure that a consistent set of core materials are...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Protection (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: As the Prime Minister has said, “Brexit will not mean a lowering of environmental standards”. We constantly assess our policies against this objective. The EU (Withdrawal) Bill will ensure that the whole body of existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ivory: Sales (23 Apr 2018)

Therese Coffey: On 3 April the Government confirmed that we will implement a total ban on the sale of elephant ivory in the UK with narrow and limited exemptions. We intend to ban elephant ivory as it is the most commonly-found and traded form of ivory. We are aware of some concern that a ban on the sales of elephant ivory could lead to displacement of poaching to other ivory-bearing specifies. We would want...


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