Category Archives: Environment Agency

Water and Sewerage Companies’ Performance Report 2017


Within the United Kingdom, there are nine water and sewerage companies that operate wholly or mainly in England, providing clean (drinking) water and waste water (sewerage) services. It should be noted that there are an additional 10 water-only companies providing … Continue reading

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Treatment and disposal of invasive non-native plants


Many Environmental Managers working across the construction sector or with Facilities Management for a number of sites will have experienced the dreaded Japanese Knotweed or its cousins; Himalayan balsam and giant hogweed. These plants are what is known as “Invasive … Continue reading

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Environment Agency ESOS Newsletter No. 3 – 2016


Following my earlier posts regarding the Environment Agency’s Newsletters on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (see Environment Agency ESOS Newsletter No. 1), the Environment Agency has published its third newsletter for 2016. As the impact of the first phase of ESOS is being … Continue reading

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Right Waste, Right Place Campaign


Speaking with prospective clients about their waste management often provokes conversations about the disposal costs & the bureaucracy of all the paperwork. Once I can move the discussion to the positive aspects of reviewing waste minimisation or recycling strategies to reduce … Continue reading

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ESOS Enforcement begins 16 April 2016 onwards


Having completed a ESOS Energy Assessment for a client who was late in recognising their need for compliance to the ESOS Regulation, I am aware that the Environment Agency has sent e-mails to all those who made an “Intent to Comply” … Continue reading

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Changes for UK Hazardous Waste Registration (& SIC Codes)


The current hazardous waste regime will change with amendments to the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005). The changes come into effect on 1 April 2016 and are aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on business in-line with the Red Tape Challenge … Continue reading

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Consultation: Waste Duty of Care


As readers of this site will recall, The (Waste) Duty of Care has been a legal requirement in the United Kingdom for nearly twenty years. However, the Duty of Care requirements have largely been overtaken by events specifically that it … Continue reading

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