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Urgent member input needed on Defra waste crime consultation

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Earlier this year Defra & the Welsh Government launched a two-part consultation on how the waste industry can tackle waste crime by enforcing powers of the authorities. We have drafted a basic response but we are in need of your help to answer the more technical questions. Below are the…

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Tags: food waste operators, consultation, Defra, Welsh Government, Environment Agency, EA, Wales, england, Waste, will bushby

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Help shape Defra policy on waste crime

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Defra & the Welsh Government have launched a consultation on proposals they have set out to enhance enforcement powers and other measures to tackle waste crime and persistant poor performance in England and Wales. In order to create a strong response we need your help. Below is a summary of…

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Tags: Defra, Environment Agency, EA, Welsh Government, consultation, Wales, england, Waste, food waste operators, will bushby

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London Infrastructure Plan 2050 - ADBA’s response submitted

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The Mayor of London recently asked for views on the capital's first long term infrastructure plan, the consultation aimed to gain views on how London can grow and develop. This could have significant implications for future recycling services and the use of biomethane in vehicles. Following my blog on 24…

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Tags: Mayor of London, Circular Economy, London, sustainability, will bushby, consultation, food waste operators, Waste, energy

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Update on permitting, regulation and end of waste

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Earlier today I attended a meeting in Defra on biowaste regulation. Below are some notes and updates for members. For food waste operators, the update below on the development of fertilizer regulations - which builds on European End of Waste Work - is particularly important. Sector Performance The Environment Agency…

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Tags: Defra, EA, End of waste, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, fertilizer directive, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation, Waste

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EA briefing note released on permitting for crop residues

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Following pressure from operators, the EA have provided clarity on their approach to ‘crop residues’ used in AD plants. The new briefing note can be downloaded here. This clarifies their definition of crop residues as follows:We are referring here to crop residues in the sense that they are ‘production…

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Tags: crop residues, crops, EA, Environment Agency, environmental permitting, farm, farm AD, farm waste, Matt Hindle, permitting, Waste

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ADBA calls for clear, joined up waste policy

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Our Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, had the opportunity to appear before the Greater London Authority Environment Committee this week as they discussed waste collection services in the capital. She used the opportunity to call for clear, joined up policy between government at different levels, and emphasised the importance of good…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, food waste, London, Matt Hindle, Waste, waste collection

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EA update: more current sites may need to re-apply for permits

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The Environment Agency have notified us that they are writing to over 1000 holders of waste operation permits that may need to prepare for changes driven by the IED. A full briefing was released on this last month, and although the EA estimate that over 9000 existing waste operation permits will not…

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Tags: EA, environmental permitting, IED, Matt Hindle, permitting, Waste

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Waste regulation route map launched for local authorities

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A working group comprising members of local authority waste networks, the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), and WRAP has launched a ‘Waste Regulations Route Map’. This is designed to help local authorities to assess their compliance with the regulations. The Route Map provides important information on the regulations relevant…

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Tags: local authorities, LWARB, Matt Hindle, regulation, Waste, Wrap

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Have your say on the future of permitting

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I’ve been in contact with a number of operators this week about the European ‘BREF’ process, which will have a major impact on the future of environmental permitting. ‘BREF’ refers to the reference documents for Best Available Technique (BAT), which sets out conclusions on what constitutes BAT for the…

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Tags: biowaste, BREF, Defra, EA, environmental permitting, Europe, European Commission, Matt Hindle, permitting, regulation, Waste

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Waste Prevention Programme for England launched

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Defra’s launch of their response to the consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for England was launched this week. Food waste remains a major focus, although there are few new measures as the government commits to continuing to support voluntary agreements rather than bringing in new legislation:We are…

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Tags: consultations, Defra, Matt Hindle, Waste, Wrap

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Planning requirement dropped from waste permitting

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Those AD plants considered “waste operations” under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) will no longer need to obtain planning permission before applying for an environmental permit. This announcement has come in Defra’s response to a consultation making a number of amendments to the EPR, and you can see the…

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Tags: Defra, EA, Matt Hindle, permitting, planning, Waste

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WRAP publishes new estimates of waste in the food and drink supply chain

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WRAP published a report yesterday giving new figures and information on waste in the food and drink supply chain. A presentation including the key data can be found via the link above, and the report is available to download here. On food waste, the report draws the following conclusions:Grocery…

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Tags: data, Defra, food manufacture, food waste, manufacturing, Matt Hindle, retail, Waste, waste review, Wrap

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Final reminder: register Waste Exemptions by the end of September

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As we last reported here, Agricultural Waste Exemptions originally registered with the EA before 2010, when the latest regulations came into force, will expire on 30 September. Farms with these exemptions need to register on the basis of the new list of exempt activities. This includes T24 and T25 exemptions for small…

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Tags: EA, exemptions, farms, Matt Hindle, permitting, Waste

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EA remind farms to register waste exemptions

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The Environment Agency has reminded farms and landowners to register exemptions to waste activities before many existing exemptions expire at the end of next month. According to the EA:Most farmers registered their current Agricultural Waste Exemptions before 2010, when the latest regulations came into force, and these will soon expire …

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Tags: EA, exemptions, farming, Matt Hindle, permitting, Waste

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UKTI Water & Waste Management Mission to Brazil

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The UKTI Built Environment Team in Brazil is currently working on a Water and Waste Management Trade Mission to Brazil, which is taking place from 30 September to 4 October. This is a potential Ministerial-led mission that will be visiting two of the most populated and economically developed Brazilian cities: Sao Paulo…

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Tags: Brazil, UKTI, Waste, Water

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