THE Chartered Institution of Wastes Management is urging all interested parties to have their say on two consultations which will shape the policy of waste management.
The first consultation relates to the ‘Implementation of mandatory digital waste tracking’, the power for which already exists in the Environment Act 2021. “This consultation provides an opportunity for the sector to input on the proposed mechanics of the system,” explained Ray Parmenter, Head of Technical and Policy at CIWM.
“When implemented, a code will need to be produced for all waste before it can be accepted at transfer stations or other facilities. While the data provided by the proposed online portal should be useful for operators, it will undoubtably result in additional administration and resources.
“The concurrent consultation on the ‘reform of the waste carrier, broker, dealer registration system in England’ seeks views on the proposed change from a registration to a permit-based system, together with the type of permit available and the introduction of a technical competence element that would be required for permits.
“CIWM would actively encourage all those potentially affected to take the opportunity to input into these consultations and help shape them in a way that will deliver the desired results in a practical and cost-efficient manner.
Both consultations can be found at the website consult.defra.gov.uk