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New WEEE Regulations published

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After lengthy consultation the new WEEE Regulations, resulting from the transposition of the Recast WEEE Directive, have now been laid before Parliament and come into effect on 1st January 2014 One of the key issues is the introduction of mandatory collection targets for compliance schemes and mechanisms to prevent the ‘trading’ of evidence of household… Read more »

Strateco on the move

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Following the acquisition of Strateco by Budget Pack Ltd the business will be moving on Friday 13th December to Bristol. Managing Director David Burton stated “ We look forward to working alongside Budget Pack and in reinforcing the skills that both organisations bring into the relationship”. James Potten, Managing Director of Budget Pack, announced “As… Read more »

Budget Pack Ltd acquires Strateco Ltd

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Bristol-based environmental compliance and consultancy business, Budget Pack Ltd, has acquired Oswestry-based Strateco Ltd, a company specialising in WEEE compliance and environmental consultancy. Following a long-standing and positive relationship between both companies, Budget Pack Environmental has agreed a deal to acquire Strateco Ltd as a subsidiary company, which will continue to provide unbroken services to… Read more »

Fridge recycling concerns over pentane ruling

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Since the release of the Environment Agency guidance stating that pentane fridges must be treated as hazardous waste, a number of warnings have been given by councils and recyclers on the rises of fridge fly-tipping and the shortage of available fridge recycling plants. Recent fly-tipping has especially been seen by councils in the West Midlands… Read more »

Edoc preview given at the RWM Exhibition

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The national electronic duty of care system – Edoc, a replacement for the current duty of care paper trail, is due to be launched in January 2014. The RWM exhibition in Birmingham gave a good platform to preview this programme to a number of waste management companies, local authority delegates and others. Edoc is being… Read more »

Ecodesign Consultation published

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The Ecodesign Consultation on ‘Air Heating Products, Cooling Products and High Temperature Process Chillers has now been released as an action under the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC1 which establishes a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products. The Directive lists products identified by the Council and the European Parliament as priorities for the… Read more »

BIS reassures local authorities regarding PV panels

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At a recent meeting of the WEEE Liaison Group, the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) re-assured local authorities that the photovoltaic sector is developing a collection infrastructure for old PV panels which would reduce any instances of PV being delivered into local authority civic amenity sites. The PV industry, through PV CYCLE, has… Read more »

EA raids 60 illegal waste sites in ‘day of action’

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More than 60 suspected illegal waste sites across England were given surprise inspections by the Environment Agency in a ‘day of action’ against waste crime on 27th March. Over 100 Agency officers visited sites as part of Operation Cyclone – including scrap metal yards and major construction projects where construction waste was suspected of being… Read more »