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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.
Posted in Environment Agency, Legislation, Packaging, PRN, Recycling, Recycling targets, Uncategorized
Tagged Aluminium PRN, Environment Agency, obligated packaging producer, packaging compliance, Packaging data release, plastic prn, PRN, PRN prices, Q3 recycling data, recycling targets, Steel PRN
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
Comply Direct are excited to announce the launch of Ecompter – the UK’s first Carbon Management software designed specifically for use by hotels.
Ecompter, the brainchild of Finnish software developers and the new carbon management service to be provided by Comply Direct, is an application developed for the hotel industry by hoteliers which can assist hotel managers and other industry professionals to meet their green objectives. Continue reading
Posted in Carbon, Ecompter, Energy, Hotels, Sustainability
Tagged carbon management, carbon management for hotels, Ecompter, ecompter hotels, hotel sustaibability, Sustainable Hotels, www.ecompter.co.uk
Data released last month (1st September) by the Environment Agency (EA) has revealed that the UK is almost half way towards meeting the WEEE collection target.
The data, which presents collection rates from January to June 2014, shows that the total volume of WEEE collected in the first quarter (January-March) of 2014 was 112,503. This increased in the second quarter (April-June) a total 120,088 of tonnes collected. Continue reading
Posted in Environment Agency, Recycling, Recycling targets, Uncategorized, WEEE
Tagged Data release, DEFRA, Environment Agency, Large Domestic Appliances, WEEE, WEEE collection target, WEEE Compliance, WEEE producers, WEEE recast, WEEE Regulations
Pledge4Plastics is a government backed national initiative developed with the aim of boosting the collection and recycling of plastic packaging within the UK.
The campaign, launched 8th September, is a new initiative that endeavours to encourage households to recycle an extra plastic bottle per household each week.
Posted in Environment, Packaging, Recycling, Recycling targets, Uncategorized
Tagged DEFRA, plastic packaging, plastic recycling, Pledge4Plastics, Recoup, recycling targets, WRAP
Statistics published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) last week (25th September) have sparked concern over the progress that England is making towards meeting the EU recycling target of 50% by 2020.
Defra’s summary of waste statistics from the 2010 – 2012 period has highlighted England’s slow progress towards satisfying the 2020 recycling target with only a minor increase from 2011’s recycling rate of 42.9% to 43.9% in 2012.
Posted in Environment, Legislation, Recycling, Recycling targets
Tagged Biodegradable municipal waste, BMW, DEFRA, England, EU recycling targets, Household waste, recycling targets, targets, Viridor, Wales, zero waste to landfill
Defra amend Plastic packaging recycling estimations after study reveals ‘better than expected’ results.
A study commissioned by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to reassess the amount of Plastic Packaging placed on the market in 2013 has proven that the UK remains consistent in working towards EU plastic packaging recycling targets. Continue reading
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