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Legislation

EA to issue fixed penalty notice on illegal materials exported

July 17, 2014

Tweet From October the EA will be issuing fixed penalty notices on illegal materials export shipments. Exporters will need to check that the destination can lawfully receive their recycled shipment, and that the Annex VII forms are filled out properly. The EA aim is to improve industry compliance with the law and become more aware […]

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Edoc are you ready for it?

January 24, 2014

Tweet We’re signing up to edoc. Care to join us? the new way to save time, money and effort. We are hoping as many of our customers and suppliers will do the same, to make the transition as smooth as possible. Edoc will provide a quick, easy and paperless way to record all your waste […]

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Changes to the Packaging Directive

October 8, 2013

Tweet Changes to the Packaging Directive The revised Directive came into force on the 30th September 2013 3 specific examples where the changes have provided a clear position on the status of the items being considered as packaging. These are: o Industrial rolls, tubes and cylinders around which flexible material (e.g. plastic film, aluminium, paper) […]

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Offence of buying scrap metal for cash

November 2, 2012

Tweet Guidance has been published by the Home Office on what scrap metal recyclers need to do to ensure they don’t break the law by trading in cash. However, this guidance may only be relevant for around six months if Richard Ottaway’s Private Members’ Scrap Metal Dealers Bill becomes law. The introduction to the guidance […]

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Environment Agency writes to companies to outline that consignee must be revealed on Annex VII documents when shipping recycling

October 23, 2012

Tweet Following the example of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the  Environment Agency in England has written to exporters to tell them they must reveal the name of the waste producer on Annex VII documents when shipping waste and recycling. A recent ruling at the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that German […]

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New waste exemptions system

October 13, 2011

Tweet Are you ready for the waste exemption changes?  New regulations changing waste exemptions were introduced on 6 April 2010. They affect the types of waste operation that are exempt and the rules which control them. The information below will help you find out about the regulations that control waste exemptions and what types of […]

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BSI looking to reducing Waste regulatory burdens

August 24, 2011

Tweet Waste Management: BSI to look into reducing recycling and waste regulatory burdens Mon, 22 Aug 2011 The British Standards Institution (BSI) is leading a project to see if a standardisation roadmap can be created that will reduce the regulatory burden on recycling and waste companies. BSI will work with the Department for Environment, Food […]

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Business Innovation And Product Development By Waste Or Sewage Businesses.

May 3, 2010

Tweet Business Innovation And Product Development By Waste Or Sewage Businesses  New and innovative technologies/products/processes or services might improve your business, and some ‘green’ technologies could benefit the environment, but before using these new technologies you need to consider all of the impacts that they might have on the environment.  Examples of business and technological […]

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May 3, 2010

Tweet Duty of Care – Your Waste Responsibilities  All the waste that is produced by your business or within your work place is regulated by waste laws. This means that you must make sure that you produce, store, transport and dispose of the waste that your business produces without it being hazardous to the environment. […]

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Environmental Permits

May 3, 2010

Tweet Environmental Permits  Environmental Permitting is a regime that controls the impact of business activities transfers that could affect human health or the environment. You must have an environmental Permit before you start operating a regulated facility. Environmental Permitting has enabled the combination of different permitting regimes. Some old permits have now been converted to […]

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