Policy, Regulation & Guidance
Proposals to change waste exemptionsThe Environment Agency have been working on some changes to the waste exemptions and they have asked REA to help gather comments from industry. They welcome comments which either support or object to their proposals.
Publication of changes to Standard Rules 1 DecemberThe EA will be publishing a large number of amended and new rules sets on 1 Dec, following the environmental permit Standard Rules consultations No 12 and No.14
EA responds to Standard Rules Consultation No.14EA publishes summary of responses to its consultation number 14 on Standard Rules, plus its decisions
Minister backs industry’s plans to tackle food waste recyclingREA was pleased to be involved when work kicked off on the new action plan for food waste recycling last week, when key players from across the industry got together for the inaugural meeting in Birmingham; initiated by resource efficiency experts WRAP and chaired by waste and resources specialist, Ray Georgeson.
Biowaste treatment sector - Environmental Performance 2014The Environment Agency have published information regarding biowaste sector environmental performance for 2014. The headline numbers show an improvement year on year.
House of Lords proposal on food wasteThe national parliaments of the European Union have written to the European Commission with proposals to reduce food waste in the EU.
EC consultation on waste marketsThe European Commission has begun a consultation on the nature and extent of regulatory failures that cause undue distortions to EU waste markets for recycling and recovery. Deadline 4th September 2015
Scotland Better Environmental Regulation NewsletterScottish Government have issued a newsletter with updates on their Better Environmental Regulation programme.
Vegware host roundtable discussion on Scottish Waste RegulationsVegware have published their findings from a roundtable discussion on the Scottish Waste Regs – One Year On, which gathered the Scottish resources sector to evaluate Scotland’s progress towards its ambitious zero waste targets.
ORG's paper on key policy asks for the Organics Recycling sectorWe have prepared a paper which summarises REA’s main policy asks to the Government for supporting the Organics Recycling sector. This document will inform REA’s position when lobbying the Government to ensure it fully recognises the value of Organics Recycling.
Funding scheme in Scotland for SMEsResource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Scottish Government funded Zero Waste Scotland, has launched an Implementation Grant fund and an SME Loan fund to help businesses overcome barriers to implementing resource efficiency measures.
Quality Counts for Recycling: Integrated communications approachEnvironmental communications consultancy Nicki Souter Associates (NSA) has developed an integrated, targeted communications approach to tackle the issue of contamination in recycling collections and improve the quality of recyclate collected including or food and garden waste collections.
Construction, Design & Management Regs 2015The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. The law applies to the whole construction process on all construction projects, from concept to completion.
European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform newsletterThe latest issue of the SCOPE newsletter contains a summary of the 2nd annual European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference
Systematic Review of Studies of Bio-aerosol Emissions From Composting FacilitiesA report that looks at studies related to bio-aerosol exposures within and near composting facilities and associated health effects in both community and occupational health settings.
Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015The Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015 have been published, they concern the protection of waters against pollution by nitrates from agricultural sources.
Consultation on stronger powers to tackle waste crimeDefra and the Welsh Government have published a consultation on the proposals to enhance measures to tackle waste crime and entrenched poor performance in the waste sector.
Low risk waste position on use of waste derived gypsumThe EA have published a low risk waste position on spreading gypsum on agricultural land to add nutrients and confer benefit.
Food waste landfill ban lacks political supportLabour reveal that banning food waste from landfill was not agreed and is not their policy.
EA landspreading consultationEA has released its latest landspreading consultation. This will affect the storage and spreading of non-PAS compost and digestate.
Modernising Biowaste - Technical Guidance on Aerobic and Anaerobic Treatment of Biodegradable WastesIn light of imminent implementation of Industrial Emission Directive (IED) the guidance documents are intended to provide a background source of information and create a basis for Best Available Technique (BAT) guidance for industry,
Management of Bio-Waste in the EU
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