Monthly Archives: January 2011

Waste review: The use of standards as enforcement alternatives


It is interesting to hear that standards and accreditation could be given a “larger role” in waste enforcement to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses under proposals being explored as part of the government’s review of England’s waste policy. It … Continue reading

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Landmark prosecution for landfill gas emissions


The Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted Waste Recycling Group (WRG) yesterday (17 January 2011) for failing to maintain post-restoration control systems for managing landfill gas from the former Hermitage Landfill site near Newbury, Berkshire. Waste Recycling Group (WRG) Central Limited are required to … Continue reading

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IEMA’s Practitioners’ Survey 2011 Results due out


The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) will publish their annual survey on the state of the environmental profession on Wednesday, 19 January 2011. It is anticipated the report will reveal that despite the ongoing pressures of the economic downturn the … Continue reading

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Potential removal of DEFRA’s responsibility for sustainable development in government


An interesting development today, is that the Environmental Audit Committee will discuss whether the Cabinet Office should take over the task of monitoring and reducing the government’s environmental impact because DEFRA does not have the influence to undertake this role. Further … Continue reading

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