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Proposals to change waste exemptions

Proposals to change waste exemptions

The 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.
EA responds to Standard Rules Consultation No.14

EA responds to Standard Rules Consultation No.14

EA publishes summary of responses to its consultation number 14 on Standard Rules, plus its decisions
Minister backs industry’s plans to tackle food waste recycling

Minister backs industry’s plans to tackle food waste recycling

REA 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 2014

Biowaste treatment sector - Environmental Performance 2014

The Environment Agency have published information regarding biowaste sector environmental performance for 2014. The headline numbers show an improvement year on year.
Scotland Better Environmental Regulation Newsletter

Scotland Better Environmental Regulation Newsletter

Scottish Government have issued a newsletter with updates on their Better Environmental Regulation programme.
Vegware host roundtable discussion on Scottish Waste Regulations

Vegware host roundtable discussion on Scottish Waste Regulations

Vegware 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 sector

ORG's paper on key policy asks for the Organics Recycling sector

We 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 SMEs

Funding scheme in Scotland for SMEs

Resource 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 approach

Quality Counts for Recycling: Integrated communications approach

Environmental 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 2015

Construction, Design & Management Regs 2015

The 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 newsletter

European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform newsletter

The 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 Facilities

Systematic Review of Studies of Bio-aerosol Emissions From Composting Facilities

A 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 2015

Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015

The 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 crime

Consultation on stronger powers to tackle waste crime

Defra 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 gypsum

Low risk waste position on use of waste derived gypsum

The 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 support

Food waste landfill ban lacks political support

Labour reveal that banning food waste from landfill was not agreed and is not their policy.
EA landspreading consultation

EA landspreading consultation

EA has released its latest landspreading consultation. This will affect the storage and spreading of non-PAS compost and digestate.

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