RDF exports

RDF exports at around 3m tonnes in 2016

RDF exports at around 3m tonnes in 2016 Environment Agency figures show that exports of waste derived fuels from England in 2016 have exceeded 3 million tonnes. Provisional figures released by the Agency for the period of January to November … Read More

Ownership of EDOC now Officially Transferred to UK Administrations

All four UK administrations consisting of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and, in Northern Ireland, the Department of Environment now fully support the edoc (Electronic Duty of Care) system and … Read More

Environment Agency to Confirm Separate Collection Legislation

As part of efforts to enforce a separate collection approach, the Environment Agency is asking councils and waste collection companies to supply information on their collection arrangements by the end of March 2015. As set out under the Waste (England … Read More

EDOC Should be Complusary, Says CIWM

CIWM has suggested that the UK government considers making edoc- the new online system for recording waste transfers mandatory. CIWM made the statement in its recent written submission to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee into waste management … Read More

New Sentencing Regime in Force for Waste Crimes

Judges and magistrates in England and Wales have be handing out tougher sentences for individuals and companies involved with illegal waste handling, breaches of waste permits and illegal waste export. The Sentencing Council published Sentencing guidelines in February which covered … Read More

Packaging Non-Compliance Payments Top £1m

Figures published on March 31st indicate that a total of twenty businesses had not registered with a compliance scheme as required under the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007. A record payment of £414,960 was made by organic baby … Read More

LGA Call for Landfill Tax Freeze

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the chancellor to scrap his plans for an 11% increase in landfill tax as it will not aid in increase recycling levels. While there is much evidence that the tax has succeeded … Read More

Stiffer Penalties for Illegal Waste Operators

New sentencing guidelines urging greater fines have been launched for companies and individuals that commit environmental offence. It is estimated that there are more than 1,000 illegal waste sites throughout the UK, causing vast amounts of pollution and ruining people’s … Read More

Luminaire Manufacturers, Producers and Distributors to Join WEEE Compliance Schemes

In order to achieve higher waste luminaire recycling rates throughout the UK, requests have been made for luminaire producers to join WEEE producer compliance schemes. Due to the waste management of luminaire products being largely unregulated, calls to join WEEE … Read More

Industry Debates EU End of Waste Criteria

Letsrecycle.com organised an End of Waste conference which consisted of debates regarding the figures from the glass, organics, paper and plastic recycling sectors. Concerns were raised about the EU criteria for paper and also that the status for glass is … Read More