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REA response to DEFRA’s Consultation on a waste management plan for England

REA response to DEFRA’s Consultation on a waste management plan for England

The Organics Recycling group of the Renewable Energy Association welcomes this opportunity to comment on a full draft of this long awaited document. Particular reference within this response is in context of the management of biodegradable resources through a range of technologies including composting, anaerobic digestion and mechanical and biological treatment.

The waste management plan for England

This is a government consultation on the Waste Management Plan for England. The content of the plan is determined by the requirements of Article 28 of the Directive. The plan is a compilation of existing waste management information and policies. In particular, it reflects the conclusions of the government review of waste policy in 2011 and developments since the review was published.

European Commission starts review of waste management and recycling targets

The European Commission has started a review of the legally-binding targets set out in the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
Revised draft Quality Protocol for Biomethane from AD and landfill gas

Revised draft Quality Protocol for Biomethane from AD and landfill gas

The Environment Agency has published a revised draft Quality Protocol for Biomethane from landfill gas and anaerobic (AD) digestion of waste. Comments deadline is 28th February 2013.

Standard Rules for EPR responses have been publiched

The English and Welsh versions of the summary of consultation (number 8) responses for the Standard Rules for Environmental Permitting Regulations have now been published.
AfOR response to the Consultation on the EA's draft composting guidance

AfOR response to the Consultation on the EA's draft composting guidance

AfOR has collated all comments received from the industry, which included compost producers, consultants, technology providers, local authorities, and added them into the original document.
Review of Environment Agency and Natural England

Review of Environment Agency and Natural England

As part of its process to review the Environment Agency and Natural England, Defra has invited views and supporting evidence by 4th February.

AFOR response to Scottish Government's Recyclate Quality Action Plan

AFOR response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on their Recyclate Quality Action Plan
The EA’s draft composting guidance

The EA’s draft composting guidance

Please send AfOR your comments on the EA’s draft composting guidance.
This document, written by Jacobs Engineering U.K. Limited on behalf of the EA, is a technical guidance document on aerobic treatment and composting operations for source segregated biowastes.

Scottish Government Guidance on applying the Waste Hierarchy

A (draft) guidance document that explains what the Waste Hierarchy is and also what those who produce, keep or manage controlled waste must do to ensure that they apply the hierarchy when making waste management decisions. Deadline: 30th November 2012.

AFOR response to IED consultation in Scotland

Scottish Government Consultation on Transposition of the Industrial Framework Directive in Scotland

AFOR response to Consultation on Safeguarding Scotland's Resources

AFOR's response to the Safeguarding Scotland's Resources Consultation

Scottish Government Consultation on Recyclate Quality Action Plan

A consultation paper setting out a number of actions that the Scottish Government proposes to take forward in order to improve the quality of recyclates flowing on to and out of materials recovery facilities.Deadline 28th December 2012.
Consultation on Environment Agency charges from 2013

Consultation on Environment Agency charges from 2013

The Industrial Emissions Directive and phase III of EU Emissions Trading drives EA consultation on 'a small number of necessary but minor changes to our charges'. Deadline: Friday 9th November.
Wood waste landfill restrictions in England: Defra's call for evidence

Wood waste landfill restrictions in England: Defra's call for evidence

Defra has invited views and information on the sustainable management of wood waste and its diversion from landfill where this is the best available option. Deadline: 28th September.
AfOR & REAL joint response to consultation on redrafted AD Quality Protocol

AfOR & REAL joint response to consultation on redrafted AD Quality Protocol

Environment Agency closing-stage consultation on redrafted version of AD Quality Protocol. Deadline: 9th October.
Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations – Consultation No.8

Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations – Consultation No.8

AfOR responded to the EA Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations – Consultation No.8 on behalf of its members.
Consultation on new Sustainable Development Indicators

Consultation on new Sustainable Development Indicators

A new set of Sustainable Development Indicators are being proposed in a consultation, which are intended to provide an overview of the UKs progress towards a more sustainable economy, society, and environment. Deadline: 15th October.
AfOR response to consultation: SEPA PPC Technical Guidance Note 35 – Anaerobic Digestion

AfOR response to consultation: SEPA PPC Technical Guidance Note 35 – Anaerobic Digestion

A response by the Association for Organics Recycling to SEPA's .consultation on the development of Technical Guidance Note 35 – Anaerobic Digestion.

Sustainable Growing Media Taskforce: chairman's report and invitation for feedback on draft roadmap

The SGMTF chairman’s report provides his thoughts on the work of the Task Force to date and the challenges ahead. Feedback is invited on the report's draft roadmap that shows how the chairman's proposals could be taken forward into actions. Deadline: 30th September 2012.
Consultation on the development of SEPA PPC Technical Guidance Note 35 – Anaerobic Digestion

Consultation on the development of SEPA PPC Technical Guidance Note 35 – Anaerobic Digestion

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published a draft on Technical Guidance on what it considers to be the best available technique (BAT) for the anaerobic digestion of waste.

Consultation deadline: 27th July 2012
AfOR response to consultation: Environment Agency guidance for developments requiring planning permission & environmental permit

AfOR response to consultation: Environment Agency guidance for developments requiring planning permission & environmental permit

This documents reflects feedback received from AfORs member regarding this consultation.
Consultation Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations

Consultation Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations

The Environment Agency would like to invite you to take part in our eighth consultation on sets of standard rules and associated risk assessments. We are proposing some new and revised rules together with risk assessments in relation to activities that will become installations under the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and also to some activities that are waste operations or water discharges.

AfOR response to Defra consultation: transposition of the Industrial Emissions Directive

Defra invites views on the transposition of the industrial emissions Directive (2010/75/EU). This Directive "recasts” seven existing Directives: those on integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC), large combustion plants, waste incineration, activities using organic solvents and three on titanium dioxide production.

AfOR's response to Welsh Government Consultation on recycling, preparation for re-use and composting targets

WG has launched today a consultation on the draft guidance on Recycling, Preparation for Re-use and Composting Targets.
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