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Category Archives: Waste & Resource Management

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…

WEEE Support Grants and Loans Package

To help stabilise the WEEE industry, the Compliance Fee Advisory Panel has agreed to offer operators financial support. £5.6 million is now available through the WEEE Support Grants and Loans Package. Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs) can apply for a grant or loan sum based on WEEE tonnage treated in the 2019 compliance period. The…

Impending WEEE changes for retailers and wholesalers

Retailers and wholesalers need to be aware of the latest developments of the Distributor Take Back Scheme. Crucially, they will now need to start preparing for an in-store alternative for their customer’s old household appliances. The Wiser Group is ready and available to provide compliance advice, links to producer compliances schemes, WEEE collections and recycling….

Fire conference highlights stakeholder differences

Last week’s Fire Prevention and Control in the Waste and Recycling Industry Conference served to highlight the differences of opinion between the many stakeholders involved in preventing fires in the waste and recycling sector. Wiser Environment’s Andrew Lake spoke at the Conference organised by Let’s Recycle and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) in London…

EA consultation proposes penalties for poor performers

The Environment Agency (EA) has launched its latest consultation on permit compliance proposing stringent financial penalties for poor performers. The consultation, opened mid-September, proposes changes to how permit compliance is assessed and scored to make it clearer and more consistent. The move follows industry feedback that the current Compliance Classification Scheme introduced in 2013 is…