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WRA welcomes launch of RPS 291

WRA welcomes launch of RPS 291

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) welcomed the launch of a new regulatory position statement for waste wood on Thursday, 2nd November. The statement was developed in consultation with the Environment Agency and is expected to make it easier for the industry to meet regulatory requirements while ensuring compliance. RPS 291 allows, in the short term,...

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WRA reassures businesses ahead of RPS 250 deadline

WRA reassures businesses ahead of RPS 250 deadline

As the deadline for the new demolition waste wood regulations approaches, the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) wants to assure businesses that only a small portion of material will be affected by the change. Additionally, the WRA states that this impact can be further reduced with proper testing. From Friday (1st September), the Environment Agency is...

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Using apps to dispose of waste: know the risks

Using apps to dispose of waste: know the risks

Apps offering waste disposal services are a new and emerging risk – make sure you know your duty of care obligations. The Environment Agency (EA) warned today (5th June) of the risk of employing a rogue trader when using apps to organise for someone to take away your rubbish. Businesses which carry, broker and deal...

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WRA welcomes plans to withdraw RPS 250

WRA welcomes plans to withdraw RPS 250

Following five years of work to clarify which waste wood items are potentially hazardous, the Wood Recyclers’ Association has welcomed plans by the Environment Agency to withdraw RPS 250 on 1st September. Introduced in July 2021, Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250 currently allows potentially hazardous ‘amber’ waste wood items from the construction and demolition (C&D)...

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24 ways to waste not this Christmas

24 ways to waste not this Christmas

AT this time of year around 30% more waste is generated. This includes over 1 billion Christmas cards which are thrown away each year. It’s estimated by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, that around 50,000 trees are cut down each year to make enough paper to wrap presents. Also, around 12 million...

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Directors in the firing line

Directors in the firing line

By Dr Anna Willetts, President of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and Co-Convenor of UKELA’s Waste Working Party THANK you to Skip Hire & Waste Magazine for inviting me to join the Business Clinic column (sadly not, I note, the Skip Chick page…). I’ll get straight in with an article which seems to me...

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When does a bonfire become an illegal burning site?

When does a bonfire become an illegal burning site?

By Sandra Dick AS the rhyme reminds us, November is a time to remember gunpowder, treason and plot. It’s also hard to avoid the distinct whiff of smoke as bonfires mark an event that unfolded almost 420 years ago. What began with a few straw-stuffed effigies of Guy Fawkes being burned in the 17th century...

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SAR Metals – Our POP’s Waste Experience

SAR Metals – Our POP’s Waste Experience

By KALIEGH KNIGHT, TECH IOSH – COTC Holder SAR METALS LTD is one of the UK’s top recyclers of catalytic converters and WEEE waste. Based in Immingham, North-East Lincolnshire, we operate a bespoke recovery/handling process for Catalytic Converter and WEEE waste under an Environmental Permit, with accreditations in ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and CMS Competency...

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Tidy Planet commissioned for first full-size RDF Small Waste Incineration Plant

Tidy Planet commissioned for first full-size RDF Small Waste Incineration Plant

ORGANIC waste and Energy-from-Waste (EfW) solutions specialist, Tidy Planet, has sold a new plant to Brooke Energy, in Exeter. The Small Waste Incineration Plant (SWIP) is replacing a redundant biomass facility that Brooke Energy recently acquired. The new combined heat and power system will process three tonnes per hour – 24,000 tonnes per annum –...