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EA briefing on crop residues used in anaerobic digestion

The Environment Agency (EA) has clarified the position with respect to crop residues and has set out the circumstance under which they can be considered a ‘by-product’. If the residue is a by-product it falls outside the scope of the Waste Framework Directive and therefore is not a ‘waste’. In essence crop residues are: Misshapen,…

EA issues revised briefing on regulation of wood

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued a revised briefing on the regulation of wood to highlight that the 2010 Position on the Environmental Regulation of Wood has been replaced. What has replaced it is not explicitly set out but it is assumed that the briefing, which has been produced following a number of incidents involving…

PRSD delay impacts on 2015 AATF and AE submissions

The proposed use of an online submission for Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATF) and Approved Exporters (AE) for the 2015 compliance period has been delayed by the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales because “a number of challenges emerged that meant we would have had to compromise on the quality/functionality of the system and not…

Changes to WEEE AATF Applications for 2015

There have been major changes to the Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) application process which were communicated through the Environment Agency’s ‘Introduction to PRSD’ at the end of July. Previously, applications for the next year’s compliance period were required to be made prior to 30th September to ensure that the AATF permission was obtained in…

Wiser Group launches new identity

As well as developing three new websites this summer, the Wiser Group has re-branded, launching our new identity to give the company a fresh new look and feel. The Wiser Group consists of Wiser Environment and Wiser Recycling and our rebrand sees the launch of individual websites for both companies to demonstrate their individual areas…

IED extends permitting requirements for waste sites

The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) has extended the permitting requirements for many waste sites making them subject to tighter controls. Transposed by amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR), the IED has wide reaching effects on various sites and facilities which were previously permitted as waste operations. The amended EPR Regulations…

Fire control guidance likely to affect waste storage

WISH and the ESA are currently consulting on draft fire control guidance that is likely to have significant implications on how waste management companies store and handle waste materials. The guidance has been developed by a cross-industry group with input from the Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive and major insurers following a spate of…

Grimsby Renewable Power Facility granted planning permission

Grimsby Renewable Power Facility was granted planning permission by North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC), on 14th May 2014, just three months after submission of the application, by Wiser Environment, to the authority. Wiser has been working closely with American investor, Synova, and Dutch technology specialist, Royal Dahlman, in their bid to secure Energy Technologies Institute…

Welcome to Wiser Environment’s new website

Welcome to Wiser Environment’s new website. We wanted to bring our site up to date and make it easier for you to find the information you are looking for. Browse our new website and find out: The range of services we offer from QHSE management systems and business support to environmental impact assessments and WAMITAB…

BIS issues guidance on WEEE Regulations

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published a guidance note last month to help organisations and individuals to comply with the WEEE Regulations 2013 which came into effect on 1st January 2014. The guidance covers businesses, local authorities and third sector organisations as well as individuals in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland…