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  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • Waste reprocessors need to understand REACH regulation, warns industry expert

    Waste reprocessors that transform waste into chemicals need to understand what chemicals they are selling and the composition of materials they are recycling to ensure they comply with the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restrictions of chemicals regulation, warned an industry expert. The REACH regulation, which became fully operational in the UK in June 2008, applies to recovered ...

  • Better waste regulation action programme published

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published its Better Waste Regulation Action Programme. The Programme follows the joint consultation paper, ‘Better Waste Regulation’, published in March 2007 with the Scottish Government. Responses to the Consultation resulted in strong collaboration between the Scottish Government, SEPA, and the business sector on specific actions to ...

  • New regulations for producers of industrial and automotive batteries

    New legislation, designed to ensure that all waste industrial and automotive batteries are recycled in the future, will come into effect on 1 January 2010. Producers of industrial and automotive batteries will be required to arrange the collection, treatment and recycling of such batteries, free of charge, if requested by business end-users and final holders. Key elements of the new regulations ...


  • The remediation industry waits for regulation to catch up

    The progress of brownfield development has been a chequered one. The government has made much of its desire to promote the use of such sites for new housing – setting targets and offering 150% tax relief as an incentive for developers to build on them. But a raft of conflicting legislation has led to widespread confusion over remediation, and with the latest call for more new housing, can ...

  • Voluntary environmental regulation may be better for industry

    Environmental regulation that is developed voluntarily within a company, for example through eco-management schemes, is more likely to lead to a competitive advantage than compulsory regulation, according to new research. A study of 208 Spanish companies suggests that command-and-control legislation tends to be perceived as a threat. There is a complex relationship between environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Future of waste debated by industry leaders

    At this year’s RWM show at the Birmingham NEC arena Industry leaders came together to debate the future of waste and recycling. The Future of Waste panel, chaired by The Guardian’s Fiona Harvey, saw the experts discuss the ‘big’ issues the sector should address in the future. These issues involved the role of incineration, consumer demand, end of life regulations and the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Good times for the waste management industry

    The UK’s waste management industry has experienced extensive growth in recent years thanks to environmental regulations. Figures indicate that the industry grew in value by 22.3% between 2009 and 2012, with additional growth of 5% estimated for 2013. Between 2008/2009 and 2012/2013, the volume of municipal waste entering landfill decreased by 38.4%, while the amount of recycled/composted ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA Exempts Carbon Dioxide Injection From RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule that will exempt carbon dioxide streams captured from power plants and industrial sources and injected underground for geologic sequestration from federal hazardous waste regulations. The agency did not make the text of the final rule available Dec. 19. The EPA said carbon dioxide injected into Class VI wells approved for geological ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Waste regulations need more reviews by Government, say House of Lords

    The House of Lords Merits Committee has criticised the Government, in a damning new report, for failing to examine whether each significant piece of secondary legislation, including waste legislation, is achieving its intended outcome. The Committee examines the merits of any statutory or other legislative instrument which is subject to parliamentary procedure. The new report is entitled What ...

  • Battery regulations made into law

    New regulations on recycling waste batteries and accumulators were laid in the UK Parliament on Wednesday (14 March). The Government has produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators in the UK. The Regulations implement the waste provisions of the Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and ...

  • Amendment to permitting regulations 2014

    Defra has confirmed that the government is to go ahead with suggested amendments to the environmental permitting regime, which is intended to ease the regulatory burden on businesses in the sector. Plans outlining proposed changes to the Waste Transfer Note (WTN) system were published on the 9th of December. Amongst many of the amendments to environmental laws intended to ease the burden of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Overview of new CDM Regulations

    Guest blogger Ai Solutions provides an update on the proposed new CDM 2014 Regulations. On March 13th 2013 the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) received a presentation from HSE on the revision to the CDM 2007 Regulations. The presentation has now been published on the HSE website - CDM Revised Regulatory Package Update. The declared objectives of the new regulations will be: ...

  • Regenerative thermal oxidizers help many industries comply with emission regulations

    McGill AirClean's regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) systems combine effective destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with economical and dependable operation to comply with emission regulations at the lowest possible cost. McGill AirClean's ThermaGrid™ RTOs are effective in controlling chemical emissions and VOCs in a wide variety of industries. ThermaGrid RTOs use a gridded-ceramic ...


    By McGill AirClean LLC

  • Battery Regulations are an `unnecessary piece of legislation`, says industry expert

    The new Battery Regulations are an “unnecessary piece of legislation” that creates bureaucracy and red tape, according to an industry expert. Waste solutions provider Rabbitt Recycling chief executive Michael Morris questioned the logic behind the new Battery Regulations. He said: “The main reason it was put in place is because the European masters said you have got to have a collection scheme ...

  • European Union Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing

    Background The European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) has entered into EU law. This legislation changes the way in which biocidal active substances and biocidal products are regulated in the EU. The new EU regulatory system differs from other global regulatory systems for biocidal substances and redefines what are considered biocidal ...


    By Acta Group

  • Industry steps up recycling and waste reduction

    Twenty-six WasteWise partners and 29 National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners are being recognized for their environmental achievements in reducing greenhouse gases and preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. Both EPA programs work with organizations to achieve environmental benefits beyond regulations. In addition, 13 students and professionals are ...

  • New EU regulation for scrap exports

    A new European Regulation has been introduced to control exports of non-hazardous recyclable and recoverable ‘wastes’ from EU-27 member states to mostly non-OECD countries. It replaces the short-lived and controversial Regulation 801/2007 that entered force in July this year. The new (EC) No. 1418/2007 regulation affects EU exports of ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap, recovered paper, ...


    By Recycling International

  • 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 only eligible for materials used in remelt. Ulrich Ix, president of the European Federation of Glass Recyclers, which has more than 32 members ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Ontario toxics regulation takes effect

    According to the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) beginning January 1, 2010, regulated facilities will be required to track, report and develop plans to reduce the toxic substances they use, create and release. This applies only to facilities currently reporting on emissions to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). These toxics reduction plans will be available to the public ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

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