Monthly Archives: June 2011

New Guidance from Defra on Applying the Waste Hierarchy


DEFRA have issued guidance on applying the Waste Hierarchy as many businesses are unaware of how significantly waste costs can impact on their bottom line that it makes sense for businesses to adopt the waste hierarchy based on growing demand for materials worldwide … Continue reading

Posted in Business Benefits, Compliance, Environmental, Government | Leave a comment

Waste Policy: Regulation and Enforcement


You have to carefully read the 80-page document: “Government Review of Waste Policy in England 2011” to see the developing elements of future policy and the potential impact on businesses. The Government is clearly working in the right direction with the primary priority … Continue reading

Posted in Business Benefits, Compliance, Government, Knowledge Transfer, Observational | Leave a comment

Free Workshops on Environmental Management Systems


Enterprise Europe part of European Information Service Centre Ltd are organising workshops in London and the South-East aimed at companies working with metal sector companies (any company that uses some metals in their activities and produce waste metal). This workshop … Continue reading

Posted in Business Benefits, Environmental, Knowledge Transfer | Leave a comment

BBC’s The Apprentice: Is there profit to be made from Waste?


The successful, “The Apprentice” series took a change from the normal business tasks with Lord Sugar setting the challenge for the candidates to make money by setting up a waste collection business. One of their key challenges was to spot … Continue reading

Posted in Business Benefits, Environmental, Observational | Leave a comment

World Accreditation Day – 9 June 2011


9th June 2011 will mark World Accreditation Day, a global initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation-related activities. The day will be celebrated across the … Continue reading

Posted in Business Benefits, Environmental, Government, Observational | Leave a comment