Investors In People Silver award achieved

Investors In PeopleComply Direct are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Investors In People Silver accreditation.

Back in 2010, Comply Direct achieved the Investors In People accreditation after we were recognised for our commitment to developing staff through training, career progression and support.

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WEEE Declaration of compliance for 2014 approved

WEEE declaration of complianceComply Direct are delighted to announce that our WEEE Declaration of compliance has been accepted for the 2014 compliance period.

Last week, the Environment Agency confirmed acceptance of Comply Direct’sWaste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 Declaration of Compliance which confirms that we have met our members’ obligations for the 2014 compliance period.

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Q1 Packaging data released

q1 packaging dataThe EA have published (22 April 2015) the Provisional Q1 Packaging data.

The Q1 Packaging data looks overall fairly positive, however, it is likely that numbers relating to Aluminium and Energy from Waste (EfW) will probably trigger discussion and concern.

The numbers for the other packaging materials, however, look quite promising especially after much early year concern relating to Plastic and Steel.

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Five Green Laws from the Lib Dems: Manifesto Week

five green lawsWe’ve heard promises from Labour and The Green Party regarding the environment, but what is it that the Liberal Democrats, the party who claim they have campaigned for the Environment the longest, pledging to do if elected in to Government.

Nick Clegg declared on Wednesday that he would put the ‘environment at the heart of government’ at his parties manifesto launch which proposes Five green laws on carbon emissions, transport, waste, buildings and nature to protect our environment.

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Plastic packaging target consultation

plastic packaging targetDefra have invited Packaging and Batteries producers, Producer Compliance Schemes and Local Authorities to submit views about the Government’s proposed changes to the Plastic target and the producer responsibility regimes for Batteries and Packaging across the UK.

The producer responsibility regime consultation seeks to amend the;

  • The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009
  • Producer Responsibility Obligation (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations

The main things that are proposed for amendments in each are the sign-off arrangements and independent audit reports. The removal of the operational plan has also been proposed.

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The Green party’s environmental plans: Manifesto week

The green partyThe Green Party are the second party to launch their manifesto this week. Their manifesto, named the ‘Common Good’ has an much anticipated focus on climate change and energy efficiency.

We know their policies are heavily focused on green initiatives and protecting the environment, but what exactly is leader Natalie Bennett promising to do as prime minister?

We, like yesterday, bring you the key points from the Green party manifesto that you need to know relating to the environment.

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Manifesto week – Labour’s green promises

Labour party, Manifesto weekManifesto Week kicked off this morning when the Old Granada Studios in Manchester saw Labour Party Leader, Ed Miliband, launch the party’s manifesto.

The manifesto, named Britain Can Be Better, states, among other environmental promises, that a Labour Government would oversee an energy market reform and will freeze energy bills up to January 2017.

We bring you seven key points from Labour’s manifesto regarding plans for the Environment.

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Final 2014 Packaging Recycled Data released by EA

Final 2014 Packaging Recycled Data The final 2014 Packaging Recycled Data has been released by the Environment Agency which has revealed amends to carry out rates from 2014 and recycling rates for certain materials.

This follows the release of the 2014 Q4 provisional data last month to which no significant amends have been made.

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Key dates for ESOS

Key dates for ESOSThe Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) affects thousands of large undertakings in the UK and although the December compliance date seems a while away, action is recommended now to ensure all requirements are fulfilled in time and you are aware of the key dates for ESOS. Continue reading

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Producer responsibility regimes consultation

defra consultation, producer responsibility regimesThe Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have invited Packaging and Batteries producers, Producer Compliance Schemes and Local Authorities to submit views about the Government’s proposed changes to the producer responsibility regimes for Batteries and Packaging across the UK.

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