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End of Waste Blogpost from Resource Recovery from WasteThis Blogpost from The Resource Recovery from Waste, seeks to clarify how an End of Waste (EoW) position can be achieved in practice. The blogpost was authored by Anne Valenturf,David Tompkins, Rachel Marshall and Alfonso Lag Brotons.
Forthcoming consultation on Standard PermitsNews of a forthcoming consultation looking at the review of standard permit conditions in light of a review undertaken by the EA and the Medium Combustion Plant Directive.
Specialist Health and Safety Training for Compost and ADORG are hosting a specialist health and training course developed for composting and AD sites. Held on 17-18th April in Oxfordshire. The trainer has lots of practical knowledge and experience and the course is packed with useful practical information. The course also provides a NVQ level 2 equivalent qualification.
Progress with PAS100 revisionAs the revision of PAS100 progresses, ORG have collated all comments from members and are using this to represent members' views on the Review Panel and Steering Group.
4R making 'soil from spoil'Along with major industrial and housing developments in the area 4R Group has now commenced the restoration and remediation of the Rossington Spoil tip in South Yorkshire.
Charlie's Blog on the PAS100 revision processViews from ORG Chairman, Charlie Trousdell - Charlie gives an update on the PAS100 revision so far.
Ancala Partners’ Biogen grows anaerobic digestion platform with acquisition of Tamar EnergyBiogen, a portfolio company of Ancala Partners LLP (‘Ancala’), the independent mid-market infrastructure investment manager, has acquired Tamar Energy, one of the largest anaerobic digestion (“AD”) owners and operators in the UK, for an undisclosed sum. A number of Tamar Energy’s existing shareholders have rolled-over their investment into the combined group. The acquisition creates one of the largest independent AD platforms in the UK.
EA Regulatory Position Statement on Bioaerosol MonitoringThe EA have issued a Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities. It outlines when you must monitor bioaerosols in accordance with the M9 guidance.
REA's response to the EA's Strategic Review of Charges ConsultationThe REAs full response to the recent Environment Agency's consultation on the Strategic Review of Charges
ORG Chairman highlights opportunity with compostable packagingORG Chairman Charlie Trousdell attended a packaging event and wants to highlight the opportunity for composters to accept compostable packaging.
Biowise win Cheshire East contractLeading recycling and waste management firm Biowise has announced that it has been awarded a minimum 15-year contract for the treatment of organic waste in partnership with Cheshire East Council.
Material Change form partnership with ForesightMaterial Change have entered into a partnership with Foresight Group. As part of the deal, Material Change has long term feedstock supply, digestate offtake and management & maintenance services contracts.
Consultation on reducing crime at waste sitesDefra are seeking views on measures to reduce waste crime and poor performance at waste sites and introducing a fixed penalty to discourage household waste being fly-tipped.
SEPA Compliance Scheme DelayedFollowing the recent consultation, SEPA have announced a delay to the introduction of their new compliance assessment scheme.
Medium Combustion Plant DirectiveRegulations transposing the medium combustion plant directive and implementing emission controls on (largely diesel) generators have been laid. Attached is a factsheet providing a summary, along with a short Q&A.
EA workshop on landspreading open for bookingsThe Environment Agency is holding a customer workshop on 12 January 2018 to focus on how we can improve our land spreading permitting process
Paper outlining improvements to the compost stability testA paper outlines how the methodology of the stability test ORG20 can be modified to give more precise results.
EA extend deadline for Strategic Review of Charges Consultation and provide clarificationThe EA has extended the SRoC consultation deadline until the 26th January as a result of a letter the REA wrote to Neil Davies, Director of Regulatory Charges and lobbying from other trade bodies.
Defra release latest waste statistics for England in 2016/17The official England waste from households recycling rate for 2016 was 44.9%.
This rate includes for the first time the percentage of metal recovered and
recycled from waste which has been through incineration. For 2016 this raises
the waste from households recycling rate by around 0.7 percentage points.
Environment Agency issues Guidance on classifying waste woodEnvironment Agency issue Guidance on Classifying waste wood from mixed waste sources through a Regulatory position Statement (RPS 207)
Industrial Strategy White Paper launched by Business SecretaryThe Government launched their white paper on the new Industrial Strategy this week, which follows the green paper from January which kicked off a year-long consultation process between Government and a wide number of industries.
WRAP launches its eleventh annual gate fee surveyWRAP is undertaking its eleventh annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities throughout the UK
EA launch Strategic Review of Charges ConsultationThe Environment Agency has today launched their consultation on the long-anticipated Strategic Review of Charges.
This is a wholesale review of a number of charging schemes for the permitting services provided by the Environment Agency for the period of 2018-2023. It impacts any operator that is required to have a permit for operation under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR). As such, this is of particular importance to all our bioenergy members.
Guidance on soil screening for assessing ecological riskThe EA have published guidelines for screening the risks to soils from chemicals released through the landspreading of waste-derived materials.
Landfill tax Budget BriefThe government announced in the budget that Landfill Tax will be extended to cover illegal waste sites from 1 April 2018.
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