The EA has confirmed that it does not have the resources needed to respond to all environmental incidents. Instead, the regulator will focus on areas that pose a significant risk to people or wildlife.
In a blog post, the EA’s chief executive – Sir James Bevan – explains why this is the case. Reasoning that the demands placed upon the Agency have outpaced its budget over the last few years.
For those who have obligations under the UK Emissions Trading Scheme, the EA has published what documents you will need to register with UK Emissions Trading Registry.
These documents include a criminal records check, proof of incorporation, a list of current directors permanent residential address and more.
A second consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging is now live. The Consultation Document focuses on specific policy proposals for its introduction, including the scope of full net costs, producer obligations, scheme governance, regulation of the scheme, and packaging waste recycling targets.
Defra aims to create a scheme that incentivises producers to design packaging that is easy to recycle and ensure that they pay the full net cost of managing this packaging once it becomes waste.
The packaging changes are being developed on a UK-wide basis, while the DRS will cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A separate scheme is already under way in Scotland.
Government hopes these reforms will boost recycling, tackle plastic pollution and reduce litter in what it’s calling an ‘overhaul’ the waste and resources sector.
The powers in the Government’s Environment Bill set out to make manufacturers more responsible for the packaging they produce and incentivise consumers to recycle more.
Here is an interesting blog post by the EA that provides an informative guide on how to handle construction and demolition site waste legally
The consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for England is now live until June 10th. Defra is seeking your thoughts on its draft Waste Prevention Programme for England.
This plan sets out how England will manage its resources and waste in accordance with the waste hierarchy. Preventing waste and increasing reuse, repair and remanufacture of products.
Water companies in England or Wales must prepare and maintain a water resources management plan (WRMP). Your WRMP will outline how you will sustainably protect and enhance the environment. https://www.gov.uk/…/water-resources-planning-guideline #water #environment #sustainability
Happy #GlobalRecyclingDay from the team at the Wiser Group! We are 100% behind the move away from a ‘take, make, use, throw’ lifestyle and towards a recycling society with a circular economy. Today, let’s celebrate our #RecyclingHeroes! https://globalrecyclingday.com
The consultation on the draft policy statement on Environmental Principles is now live.
The Environment Bill sets out five internationally recognised environmental principles to be considered in policy-making to protect the environment from damage.
The consultation seeks your views on how those principles should be interpreted and proportionately applied.
Currently, the EA has a survey running on how regulation can be used to combat waste crime. The Agency is keen to hear from those who have experienced “significant inconvenience or financial implications” from waste crime. The deadline for responses is March 22nd.
Defra is currently hosting a survey on whether the Environmental Permitting Regulations are achieving the desired benefits. They want to know if you believe the EPR regs reduce administrative burdens, simplify and standardise regulation, deliver permitting effectively and efficiently and protect the environment. The survey is live until March 14th.