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Stepping Stones to Zero Waste to Landfill

Emily Hare
May 12, 2020
Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill has clear key benefits to the environment as well as added commercial benefits. This blog outlines steps you need to take achieve it.

HWRCs - Should they reopen?

Matt Luntley
May 05, 2020
Since the country went into lockdown the vast majority of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) have closed. Since, the industry presents consequences and considerations as whether they should reopen or not.

EA RPS C8 on Waste Transfer and Consignment Notes

Matt Luntley
Apr 29, 2020
Managing waste and getting it off site safely is a challenge at the best of times, but even more so during the current crisis. It’s been pleasing to see how well the waste management industry has reacted in general to the situation and there has now been further help from the regulators to help maintain social distancing as much as possible for frontline workers when transferring waste.

Registration Deadline Extension – RPS C9

George Atkinson
Apr 24, 2020
The Environment Agency released Regulatory Position Statement C9, which signals an extension of the registration deadline for packaging producers who were unable, for reasons relating to the strain put on businesses by the COVID-19 pandemic and Government’s home working advice, to successfully register as a producer, either directly or through a compliance scheme, on or before 7 April 2020.

Deposit Return Legislation laid before Scottish Parliament: What's next?

Duncan Simpson
Mar 31, 2020
The Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform has laid Regulations before Scottish Parliament that will create the legal framework for the Scottish Government’s Deposit Return Scheme. Duncan Simpson discusses next steps that should be taken to ensure it is the best system for Scotland.


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