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Regulation of soil: clear as mud
Gain clarification of the regulations so that you can confidently handle soil without worry of prosecution, heavy fines or potential business closure.Click here to preview the agenda
Wednesday 18th March 2020 - TelfordREGISTER FOR TELFORD NOW
Your Waste – is it hazardous?Click here to preview the agenda
Wednesday 29th April 2020 - Beaufort House, LondonREGISTER FOR LONDON NOW
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Brexit and environmental regulations
04 Feb 2020
On January 31st 2020 at 23:00 GMT, the United Kingdom (UK) officially ended 47 years of membership with the European Union (EU). We have now entered the “Implementation Phase” which shall run until the 31st December 2020. This Phase will allow the UK to continue to operate under all EU Laws, while the UK Government finalise all UK Retained Law. Action and discussion of the proposed retained laws, namely the Environmental Bill and Resources and Waste Strategies, have so far been unsuccessful.
Prior to 2019, 11 new schemes and strategies were proposed however, 7 had not yet been consulted on before the end of 2019, including the Waste Framework Directive and Landfill Directives. Pressure is now on the government to implement a comprehensive suite of legislation to follow, within 11 short months.
Added to this are further items for consideration, such as the pertinent issue of climate change. Westbury Environmental will be following any proposed changes in the legislation keenly and how they may impact existing operators.
New taxes introduced within major UK refuse derived fuel markets
06 Jan 2020
The UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) market faces a period of uncertainty going into 2020 which will impact many businesses across the UK. Sweden and the Netherlands
are to introduce an ‘Energy from Waste’ tax with the aim of cutting CO2 emissions associated with the waste management industry. This is likely to
increase costs for UK RDF exporters as Sweden and the Netherlands are two of the major end markets for UK RDF.
The tax of 75Kr (£6) per tonne on “waste that is burnt” will become effective in Sweden from 1st April 2020. However, the RDF tax of €31 per
tonne in the Netherlands has come into force on 1st January 2020. These taxes coupled with Brexit ensure that the UK RDF industry faces
an uncertain future.
There has been criticism of the new tax across the RDF industry with concerns that the move will actually increase overall emissions from waste management as a result of more waste being sent to landfill.
Your Waste - Is It Hazardous? Seminar Success
04 Dec 2019
Westbury Environmental recently hosted their first successful seminar event Your Waste - Is It Hazardous?
Thanks to the great line-up of speakers & delegates who joined us to discuss how to correctly classify your waste and the consequences of getting it wrong.
Our event calendar for 2020 will be available soon, register your interest for future seminars by completing the enquiry form above.
Regulatory Position Statement 207 Extended
30 Sep 2019
Under RPS 207, waste operators are able to categorise waste wood as non-hazardous, without the need for a hazardous waste assessment.
RPS 207 was due to be withdrawn on the 30th September 2019, but has been extended to 31st July 2020. After July 2020, all waste wood must be classified as hazardous unless a hazardous waste assessment has been carried out.
We will be delving into waste classification and the implications for waste wood in our Your Waste: Is it Hazardous Seminar which is taking place on 23rd October 2019 in Telford. Tickets are available for sale via our homepage.
Please refer to the full conditions of RPS 207 by clicking the link below.