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Regulatory Position Statement 228 – storing & treating waste plastic produced from processing WEEE

On the 23rd December 2019, the Environment Agency published a Regulatory Position Statement 228. This Statement addresses concerns regarding the potential for some waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) plastics to contain persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The Industry Council for Electronic Equipment Recycling (ICER) researched plastics from different WEEE streams. These include plastics found in…

Queen’s Speech December 2019: restrictions on plastic waste exports

In the December 2019 Queen’s Speech, the Government outlined their plans to press ahead with the Environment Bill. One key aspect of this bill is to introduce restrictions to plastic waste exports to non-OECD countries. The Environment Bill On the 19th December, the Queen delivered the Queen’s Speech to the Houses of Parliament. As is…

New climate change risk assessment for EA bespoke permits

In October 2019, the Environment Agency (EA) introduced an ‘adapting to climate change risk assessment’ for new bespoke waste installation permits and intensive farming installation applications (where the operator expects to operate for more than five years and even if you do not expect the site operations to extend beyond 2050). Screening for a climate…

Consultation No21 – The Environment Agency is seeking responses

The Environment Agency is seeking responses to its latest plan of action for transitioning from waste exemptions to environmental permits. Consultation No21 identifies an intention to supersede three waste exemptions and replace them with Standard Rules permits. These changes will have significant implications for operators who treat mattresses, paper and tyres. At the present time,…

Distinction for Jessica Webb

The Team at Wiser Environment congratulates Jessica Webb on her accomplishment in the field of flood risk management and aquatic science. Jessica has achieved a distinction with their Master’s thesis entitled: ‘Investigating the use of Runoff Attenuation Features (RAFs) to mitigate flood risk and improve water quality in the Alconbury Brook catchment, Huntingdon’. Researching at…

Wiser Environment commends the actions of Nigel Harvey

The CEO of Recolight – Nigel Harvey – was arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion protests. Wiser Environment would like to commend the passion and dedication of our business partner. Extinction Rebellion is a worldwide environmental pressure group. They are urging the UK government to act during this climate and ecological emergency. Their demands…

Do you need to start transitioning to ISO 45001 now?

The new occupational health & safety management system standard, that was published last year, comes into force in 2021. That may seem a long time away but when do you need to start thinking about transitioning to ISO 45001? ISO 45001 replaces the current standard OHSAS 18001:2007 which is being withdrawn. It is expected to…

Unique Vietnam environmental consultant job opportunity

Wiser Environment is an established UK environmental consultancy specialising in integrated management systems, waste management, energy development, planning and permitting.  We have established an office in Ho Chi Minh and are now looking to expand by recruiting a Vietnam environmental consultant.  If you are an experienced environmental professional, apply for this unique Vietnam job opportunity…

Join our team! Environmental consultant job available

We are growing fast here at Wiser Environment. It is now the time to join our team of highly skilled environmental consultants!  An environmental consultant job position is available. Apply today. Are you ready for a new challenge in an organisation with a diverse client base?  Do you crave more responsibility and the opportunity to…

Further expansion of senior team

Wiser Environment continues to improve our senior team with the promotion of environmental and waste specialist Graeme Outridge. Graeme joined the Wiser team as a consultant three years ago. With 15 years’ experience in the waste management industry as a Chartered Waste Manager, Graeme brought with him a practical working knowledge of anaerobic digestion and…