Category Archives: News

Appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take non-hazardous and inert waste – Wiser responds on behalf of its clients

To determine support for the appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take non-hazardous and inert waste, the EA launched a public consultation. The consultation sought to understand if the guidance would modernise non-hazardous and inert waste sector operations and create clarity. The team at Wiser have reviewed the newly published draft proposals and submitted a…

WEEE AATF collections at a 10-year low

In a dataset published by the Environment Agency, WEEE AATF collections are at a 10-year low. Quarter 2 of 2020 saw a return of only 64,422 tonnes. These statistics formalise COVID-19’s impact on the WEEE AATF industry. The experienced WEEE AATF experts at Wiser are ready to provide waste businesses with support. For more information…

New Waste Compliance Taskforce

Comprising of both public and private sector organisations – including the Environment Agency, United Resource Operators Consortium and UK Waste Solutions – the Waste Compliance Taskforce will launch on the 22nd of October. The cross-sector Taskforce aims to provide the waste industry with effective means to tackle and prevent waste crime. Set to be announced…

Understanding the expanded Vietnam waste import restrictions

As the Vietnamese Government has gradually expanded its Law on Environmental Protection, operators who wish to import waste into Vietnam should stay informed. Over time, Vietnam has responded to environmental incidents with increased environmental legislation. Whilst the strengthening of the Law on Environmental Protection does hold businesses to account, it also increases complexity. To help…

The International Aluminium Institute published figures on aluminium recycling

The latest aluminium recycling figures published by the International Aluminium Institute suggest that Europe has one of the highest recycling efficiency rates in the world and the transportation industry recycles the most aluminium. Wiser Environment outlines the pertinent information from the International Aluminium Institute’s research. Representing the majority of the world’s aluminium producers, the International…

Consultation on the Green Gas Levy

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting a consultation on the Green Gas Levy. This consultation closes on the 2nd of November 2020. Broadly, the levy intends to fund the injection of biomethane into the UK gas grid; also known as the Green Gas Support Scheme. According to the UK Government, the…

EA letter to regulatory stakeholders

Providing an update on the COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statements, the EA sent a letter to regulatory stakeholders. The letter reaffirms that the EA has provided the National Permitting Service with more resources to deal with the application backlog, extended the Continuing Competence deadline until 2021 and conducted a review of the COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statements….

Vietnam Prime Minister issues Directive 33 / CT-TTg to strengthen the management, reuse, recycling, treatment and minimisation of plastic waste

To combat one of the most pressing environmental issues, the Vietnam Prime Minister has issued a Directive (33 / CT-TTg). This Directive strengthens Vietnam’s ability to minimise plastic waste through waste classification, legislation and establishing cross-government groups. From a global perspective, Greenpeace research warns that almost 12 million tonnes of plastic end up in the…

Environmental commitments from UK Government

The UK Government is set to announce legally binding environmental commitments; underpinning improvements to air quality, water, biodiversity, resource efficiency and waste reduction. Looking forward, it is expected that waste and resource industry businesses will have an opportunity to share their views in a public consultation in 2022. In today’s press release, the Department for…