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  • Wales opens consultation on waste infrastructure

    The Welsh Government have opened a consultation on proposed changes to national planning policy which related to the role of land use planning in the management and control of waste.   ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Government consults on nuclear waste policy

    Decommissioning Dounreay generates a variety of different wastes that need to be managed carefully to protect the public and environment from harm. Some of this waste is radioactive. The most hazardous form of radioactive waste generated at Dounreay is known as intermediate-level waste and comes from a variety of redundant plant such as nuclear reactors, fuel reprocessing and laboratories. A key ...

  • Consultation on potential waste sites in Wiltshire and Swindon

    People living in Wiltshire and Swindon are invited to have their say on potential sites for managing rubbish in the region over the next 15 years. A total of 52 potential sites have been earmarked for a variety of uses including recycling, landfill and waste treatment. Wiltshire Council is working with Swindon Borough Council to produce the joint Waste Local Development Framework which ...

  • UK - Controlled Waste Regulations consultation published

    A consultation on proposals to replace or amend the Controlled Waste Regulations (1992) relating to certain non-domestic properties was today launched by Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government. Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government have been working with relevant stakeholders for over two years and have found that the Regulations are causing many problems for local authorities and their ...

  • Defra’s Waste Prevention consultation receives criticism

    Karen Lepper – deputy director of waste strategy and management at Defra – restated the Department’s stance whilst speaking at the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum, stating that waste prevention targets “can be distorting” and that the government’s role in waste is to take actions “only where it can”. Addressing Ms Lepper, Peter ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Communities consulted on radioactive waste disposal site

    Government today launched a consultation on a revised proposed process for working with communities in order to agree a site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). The multi-billion pound facility would be used to dispose of higher activity radioactive waste safely underground. This would provide a permanent solution for the disposal of existing legacy waste, and waste from new nuclear power ...

  • Australian environment minister welcomes consultation on waste tyres

    Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett, has announced the release of a consultation package on end-of-life tyres for public comment. Mr Garrett said the consultation followed the April meeting of the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC), which agreed to move forward with a nationally consistent approach to managing end-of-life tyres. “This joint industry/government approach is ...


    By Australian Government

  • Additional sites consultation for South London waste partnership

    Residents and businesses are being asked to give their views on eight additional sites which could be used for waste management purposes in South London. The South London Waste Partnership, a joint initiative between the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, is currently in the process of identifying potential sites that are suitable for waste management. These additional eight sites ...

  • Australian National Waste Policy Consultation paper released

    Australian Environment Minister Peter Garrett has released a consultation paper: A National Waste Policy: Managing Waste to 2020 for public review and comment. Mr Garrett said waste policy had not been considered in the national context since 1992 and the current process would assist in providing much-needed clarity on what is appropriately dealt with at which level of government – local, ...


    By Australian Government

  • Defra Opens Consultation On Alternatives To Waste Transfer Notes

    Defra is seeking views on providing greater flexibility around the use of Waste Transfer Notes and minor amendments to waste carrier legislation in England and Wales. The consolation is a part of the Government’s Red Tape Challenge, where the Government aims to cut excessive regulations and bureaucracy that it says is hurting business and doing damage to the ...

  • Consultation begins on mining waste permit at Hemerdon

    The Environment Agency is seeking views from the local community and interested groups following the application for environmental permits from mining company Wolf Minerals (UK) Limited for Hemerdon Mine, Devon. The company has applied to carry out a mining waste operation at their site near Plympton, which is one of the largest tungsten reserves in the world. The Agency has also received an ...

  • Crowberry Consulting presents at Recycling Waste Management Expo

    The Recycling Waste Management Expo (UK) Birmingham is free of charge, and will feature over 450 trade exhibitors with a free climate change networking and breakout area and a free seminar arena. Becky Toal, Director of Crowberry Consulting will be presenting on 'Incorporating recycling plans into the CSR agenda' on Tuesday 11th September at 11am. This event is free and open to anyone who ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Defra plans to consult on changing waste definition for LATS

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs intends to consult on changing the definition of municipal waste used in the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme and hopes to launch a consultation after the summer. Defra initially consulted on changing the definition of municipal waste in 2007 to clarify existing uncertainty. Some local authorities have voiced concern over the difference ...

  • Consultation Defra’s Waste Management Plan & Site Waste Management Plans

    A consultation is underway on an updates Waste Management Plan for England, however, Defra’s documents contain no new policies on waste management. The waste management plan will complement the waste planning policy, PPS10; this policy outlines what planning authorities should take into account when considering proposals for new waste infrastructure. The Department for Communities and Local ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Battery collection consultation launches

    A consultation on Government plans to bring in producer responsibility for battery collection and recycling was launched yesterday. The draft regulations cover the handling of portable, industrial and automotive batteries. Business and Economics Minister Ian Pearson said: “This consultation sets out the proposed systems for introducing producer responsibility for diverting many portable, ...

  • Environmental and waste management consulting firm refines daily blog

    WIH Resource Group Recently announced the company has refined its daily environmental Blog as part of a nationwide network of associates that work with WIH Resource Group and its affiliate, Waste Savngs, Inc. (WSI), which performs auditing of solid waste collections, disposal and recycling costs for businesses the company said. WIH Resource Group and Waste Savings, Inc. (WSI), through its cost ...


    By WIH Resource Group

  • Ofwat consults on appointing new entrant to water and waste water sectors

    Ofwat has announced the start of a consultation into plans by Peel Water Networks (PWN) to provide water and sewerage services to 'Media City' - a new development in Salford Quays, Manchester. The regulator is proposing to grant an inset appointment to PWN, which would allow it to supply water and sewerage services to more than 378 household and 10 non-household premises. Ofwat is seeking views ...


    By Ofwat

  • UK undertakes consultation on revised waste exemptions from environmental permitting

    The objective behind the review is to provide a more risk-based and proportionate approach to the regulation of waste disposal and recovery operations, thus complementing the new environmental permitting regime. Defra is consulting on a number of measures intended to increase the use of exemptions for a wide variety of low-risk activities (including the majority of those in operation under an ...


    By British Safety Council

  • Plutonium consultation launched

    The Government today opened a consultation on the long-term management options for the UK’s existing civil plutonium stocks. The UK’s civil plutonium is housed in safe and secure bespoke facilities at Sellafield and Dounreay pending a final decision on the best long term solution for its ...

  • Axion Consulting offers expert waste services at LARAC 2014

    As a sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s LARAC Conference, resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting will be showcasing its full range of waste management and recycling services at the two-day Nottingham event on October 15 and 16. Of particular interest to local authority professionals in the waste and recycling sectors will be Axion’s skills and expertise in plant performance ...

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