The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will carry with its reporting mandate some hefty penalties for non-compliance.
General media reports have so far provided a wide spectrum of information ESOS but after surveying a number of incumbent organisations it has become apparent to Comply Direct that few are aware of the penalties involved in the new Mandatory Energy Audit scheme.
Comply Direct’s carbon and energy manager, Baishakhi Sengupta explores… Continue reading
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) last week (19 August) released an outline in their 2014 manifesto for a split PRN target which could radicalise the PRN system in the UK.
The Recycling Group of the BPF suggested a proposal for the reform of the PRN system where different PRN targets would be established for plastic packaging recycled in the UK and that exported overseas. Continue reading
Posted in Comply Direct, Packaging, PRN, Recycling, Waste
Tagged BPF PRN system, British Plastics Federation, packaging compliance, packaging recovery note, plastic recycling targets, recycling targets, Split PRN Targets
As Comply Direct prepare for the launch of our Carbon and Energy Management application for sustainable hotels, Sales Manager Sarah Foster travels to Finland to meet the developers.
The sustainable hotels tool is an application bespoke for the hotels industry and new to the UK market which guarantees accurate measurement, tracking and reporting of carbon emissions and energy use and allows hotels to engage staff and guests. Continue reading
Posted in Carbon, Comply Direct, Energy, Hotels, Sustainability
Tagged carbon emissions, Carbon emissions Reporting, carbon management software, cloud application, Comply Direct, Energy Use reporting, hotel management, reduce carbons, Sustainable Hotels
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have released a reminder to WEEE compliance schemes regarding WEEE compliance fee proposals.
Compliance schemes have until 30 September to submit any proposals outlining how the WEEE compliance fee should be calculated and administered to BIS. Continue reading
Data published by DEFRA (7 August) indicates an increase in the total amount of waste collected and recycled by local authorities in 2013.
The data provides statistics for the third quarter of 2012/13 and indicates that 42.7% of waste was recycled or composted by local authorities, a figure slightly higher than the recycling rate from the same quarter in the previous year (41.5%). Continue reading
The BIS have launched a consultation seeking views on the implementation of the amended batteries Directive 2013/56/EU, the results of which could impact cordless power tool (CPT) producers.
EU Directive (2006/66/EC) was introduced to improve the environmental performance of batteries and accumulators and to minimise the impact that waste batteries and accumulators have on the environment.
Posted in Batteries, Comply Direct, Legislation
Tagged Batteries, Batteries Regulations, Battery Back, BIS, Comply Direct, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, producer compliance scheme, producer responsibility requirements, Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009
ESOS, the energy saving scheme for business is due to be launched in the UK.
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme aims to ensure that large UK businesses are more energy efficient and is predicted to save businesses a minimum of £250million in energy costs by 2016, and as much as £1.6billion by 2030. Continue reading
Posted in Comply Direct, Energy, Environment, ESOS, Legislation, Sustainability
Tagged compliance, DECC, Energy, Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, ESOS, EU, EU Energy Efficiency Directive, ISO 50001, Legislation, sustainability
Plastic packaging recycling tonnages for Q1 and Q2 of 2014 have been revised in the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD).
Data released on 22 July implied strong performances in the first two quarters of 2014 for Plastic packaging recycling and suggested that its success would soon be reflected in decreasing prices of the Plastic PRN. However, tonnages have since been revised by the government to meet national recycling trends with a reduction of 9k for Q1 and 27k for Q2. Continue reading
Posted in Environment Agency, Packaging, PRN
Tagged China, Environment Agency, Green Fence, National Packaging Waste Database, NPWD, Packaging, packaging compliance, plastic prn, plastic recycling, recycling, recycling targets
As a result of the EU WEEE Recast, the UK government announced a number of amendments to the WEEE Regulations which took effect from 1 January 2014.
The amended regulations were hastily rolled out between the consultation close in August and the effect date in January 2014 so the amended 2013 Regulations were published by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) with some minor drafting errors.
Please be aware that the 2013 WEEE Regulations draft document has now received a number of corrections as recommended by the parliamentary Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments. Continue reading