waste management regulation News

  • Site Waste Management Plan regulations no longer an obligation

    Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) for building projects are no longer a legal obligation for construction businesses in England. With government trusting the de-regulation will save money for the businesses obligated by the law, the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008 were abolished and came into effect from the 1st of December this year. All Construction projects in England that were ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • Regulator - Cetrisa at Urban Waste Plants

    Regulator - Cetrisa has supplied two Non Ferrous Separators (Eddy Currents Separators) to the company UTE EBRO ZARAGOZA, at its facility located in Cartuja Baja (Zaragoza - Spain). This facility is responsible of the whole Urban Waste Treatment of the Zaragoza city and some villages all around, with more than 300.000 tons of garbage per year. After studying carefully several options for ...


    By Regulator-Cetrisa

  • EU Glass end of waste regulations

    The European Parliament has approved new Regulations that allow the point at which waste glass ceases to be waste to change. This is part of an on-going process to reduce the burdens caused by a product being waste – trans-boundary restrictions, transfer notes etc – by allowing waste that has been processed to a standard that equates to raw materials to then be moved as product. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit shipment ...

  • New regulations promoted by Zero Waste Scotland

    Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has launched a Scotland-wide campaign to raise awareness of the change in the up and coming waste regulations. On January 1st 2014 The Waste (Scotland) Regulations come into force, after which all businesses and organisations will need to recycle metal, plastic, glass, card and paper or pay a fine. The regulations will also mean that food business’s producing more ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste regulation compliance good for the environment, says SEPA

    Scottish organisations and individuals must comply with the environmental laws governing waste disposal. This was the message from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) after an individual operating in Milton of Campsie was fined a total of GBP 1750 for failing to comply with appropriate waste legislation. Mr Gerald Sweeney pled guilty to two waste charges at Glasgow Sheriff Court on ...

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • The Russian and Polish Waste Management Markets: No Time to Waste

    With strict EU regulations it is no surprise to see Poland in the process of shutting down almost 35% of its landfills. Meanwhile Russia, without EU regulation is developing a waste management market where landfill dumping thrives due to inefficient enforcement of environmental regulations and procedures. These evolving European waste management markets will be compared and discussed in Frost & ...


    By Marketwire

  • Battery regulations propel growth of European waste management market, according to new research

    The Battery Regulations has propelled the growth of the European batteries waste management market, according to new research. Business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan published its research called European Batteries Waste Management Market (April 14). It found that the batteries market earned revenues of $10.3 million in 2009, and estimates this to reach $74m by 2016. The regions ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Progress on safe management of radioactive waste

    The Government today published the response to its consultation on how potential sites for geological disposal of higher activity waste in England will be identified and assessed. It also published a Framework document which sets out a high-level description of the desk-based site identification and assessment process and the criteria that will be used. Alongside this, the Government ...

  • 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

  • Increasing standards for Healthcare Waste Management

    The healthcare sector is heavily governed by industry regulations and clinical waste management has become an area that requires specialist expertise from trusted and knowledgeable suppliers to enable them to meet stringent compliance requirements. In July this year, the government published regulations that outlined changes to the way health and care services are ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Scottish environment watchdog brushes up on waste paint regulations

    Community groups will now be able to mix waste paints for reuse thanks to new guidelines issued by Scotland's environmental watchdog. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published an interim position statement declaring not-for-profit organisation need not apply for a licence to mix non-hazardous waste paint for reuse. The statement says: 'There is currently no specific ...

  • Coal Ash Anticipated to Be Regulated As Nonhazardous Waste, Duke Energy Says

    Forthcoming regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency are likely to designate coal ash as a nonhazardous waste despite a recent high-profile spill of the material in North Carolina, Duke Energy Corp. said. “We do expect it will be designated as nonhazardous,” Keith Trent, chief operating officer of regulated utilities for Duke Energy, said during a conference call ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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