Revised duty of care guidance consultation

revised duty of care guidanceA consultation has been launched in England and Wales regarding a revised code of practice which sets out how anyone managing controlled waste has a ‘Duty of Care’ to deal with it.

The Duty of Care guidance provides information on what those who import, produce, carry, keep, treat or dispose of controlled waste have to do to fulfil their legal duty of care obligations.

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WEEE take-back scheme introduced by Argos

weee take-back schemeRetail giant Argos have launched a new WEEE take-back scheme for unwanted electrical goods which will be available at each of its 788 UK stores.

The introduction of the new WEEE take-back scheme means that shoppers can now trade in unwanted items intantly by visting any Argos store in the UK.

Initially, Argos will only accept mobile phones and tablets but may extend their service to include goods such as cameras, sat-navs or laptops.

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Comply Direct Support Local Charity Selfa

Comply DirectComply Direct, the Skipton-based environmental specialists, will be washing cars and baking cakes for charity on Thursday 6 August 2015 and are delighted to be donating all funds raised to local children’s charity SELFA.

SELFA is a children’s charity who last year supported and provided activities for 350 disabled, vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in the Skipton and Craven area.

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Cutting red tape review on the waste sector

Cutting red tape reviewDefra have launched (16 July) a call for evidence for a Cutting Red Tape Review on the waste sector.

This review is seeking to identify unnecessary barriers to growth and productivity in the waste sector and it will look at the impact of regulations across the waste industry from production and processing to collection, disposal and treatment.

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Provisional Q2 Recycling Data released by EA

provisional q2 recycling dataProvisional Q2 recycling data has been released (July 22) on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD).

The provisional Q2 recycling data shows that 63,544 tonnes of recovery was accepted or exported against the 137,236 tonnes that was perceived to be needed between April and June 2015.

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Compliance fee proposal guidance

Compliance fee proposal guidanceThe Compliance fee is an alternative mechanism for producer compliance schemes to meet their WEEE member’s household WEEE obligation.

This mechanism was introduced as part of the WEEE recast and last year was the first year the fee existed.

A compliance scheme would normally meet it’s member’s household WEEE obligations by ensuring enough household WEEE was recycled to meet the targets

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Comply Direct Training Packages

Training Packages with Comply DirectComply Direct offer bespoke training packages to reflect the needs of your organisation.

Delivered by our highly experienced specialist compliance training team, Comply Direct training packages can be tailored specifically to your company to provide you with the dedicated support you need, whatever compliance, energy, carbon, recycling or waste management service you are interested in.

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CLP Regulations replaces CHiP Regulations

clp regulationsThe European Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation came into force in the UK on 1 June 2015.

Previous methods for classifying and labelling hazardous waste and dangerous substances under CHiP Regulations will no longer be applicable.

CHiP will be replaced with the European CLP Regulation that implements the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) which standardises chemical classification.

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Comply Direct ladies do Race for Life 2015!

race for life 2015Comply Direct make it our aim to be a good corporate citizen in all business activities and for this reason the company supports a number of charities.

To ensure that we constantly give back to society, our employees are actively encouraged to divide their time between workplace duties and supporting various charities.

The ladies at Comply Direct will be running the Race for Life tomorrow (Wednesday 24 June 2015) and we are absolutely delighted to announce that we have raised nearly £100 over our target for Cancer Research UK!

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ESOS compliance deadline: are you on track?

ESOS compliance deadlineWith less than 6 months remaining until the ESOS compliance deadline, we ask whether you are prepared and on track to submit your notification of compliance in at the end of 2015.

The Environment Agency, administrators of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) announced earlier this month that so far, only 32 businesses have notified them of ESOS compliance.

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