Changes to the Glass recycling targets 2014-2017 have been formalised by the Environment Agency.
The revised targets have been made official (13th November) through the publication of The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 No. 2890 to legislation.gov.uk: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2014/2890.
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Recycling evidence for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is changing for equipment considered both B2B and B2C use under the WEEE Regulations.
The Environment Agency have announced (5 Nov) a change in the way that WEEE evidence can be raised by approved and authorised treatment facilities (AATFs) in line with a BIS proposed amendment in the published WEEE guidance the definition of WEEE from private households. Continue reading
More calls for the introduction of tax breaks on recycled products have been rejected by the government but an ‘offset’ from the PRN system for producers of packaging using recycled materials in their products may be on the horizon.
A report published in July by the Environmental Audit Committee - ‘Growing a circular economy: Ending the throwaway society’ – saw MPs call for the requirement that all new products should be recyclable and that a lower VAT rate should be introduced for products which contain a high percentage of recycled content. Continue reading
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Defra announce revised targets for Glass packaging recycling due to come into force this November.
The amended Producer Responsibility regulations 2014 incorporate measures aimed at cutting the targets for the 2014-2017 period which were first set out by the government earlier this year in March and will now be implemented from 24 November.
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Pledge 4 Plastics is the new national initiative developed to boost the collection and recycling of plastic packaging in the UK.
The Government backed campaign, led by Recoup and developed along with WRAP, Defra, Coca Cola Enterprises and Unilever; endeavours to encourage households to recycle just one more plastic bottle per household per week.
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The team at Comply Direct live, breath and work environmental protection and, in a bid to take it to the next stage, recently undertook assessments to pin down all of the significant environmental attributes of the business and how we will aim to reduce the effect of these on the environment.
For the ISO14001 assessment Comply Direct’s environmental attributes were appraised on a number of criteria, such as: impacts on air, water, land, plants and animals. Continue reading
Earlier this year, The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) invited producer compliance schemes (PCSs) and stakeholders to submit proposals outlining how the WEEE compliance fee should be calculated and administered.
The BIS received three proposals from a mixture of organisations which were published by the department on Friday (24th October). See here for an outline of all three proposals.
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The provisional Q3 packaging data has been published today (22nd Oct 2014) by the Environment Agency revealing a positive Q3 for the UK.
The figures for July – September 2014, which are now available on the National Packaging Waste Database, are very positive and will be very much welcomed by 2014 obligated packaging producers.
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The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) have reviewed their interpretation of the definition of WEEE from private households (B2C) and yesterday (October 16th) concluded that guidance will now include the ‘dual use’ concept.
WEEE producer confusion over the definition came earlier this year after the publication of a European Commission FAQ document which aimed to interpret changes to the WEEE system in the aftermath of the WEEE recast