Category Archives: Hazardous Waste

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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IsItWaste Tool: Useful resource for by-products and end-of-waste tests


The Environment Agency has published a web-based tool to aid the assessment of whether a waste derived material can be classed as non-waste so outside of waste regulatory controls. The publication follows are the official launch of the IsItWaste? tool to industry on … Continue reading

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Have your say on the EU implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury use


The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation on issues related to the ratification and implementation by the EU of the Minamata Convention on mercury. The Convention, signed in October 2013, is a global treaty that aims to protect human … Continue reading

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New UK Environmental Regulator: The Oil and Gas Authority


As you may be aware, there is shared responsibility for off-shore oil and gas installations with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) assuming responsibility for offshore oil and gas health and safety & the Department of Energy and Climate Change … Continue reading

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Introductory Guide to Healthcare Waste Management in England & Wales


An Introductory Guide to Healthcare Waste Management in England & Wales is available for free download. It has already been distributed to Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) members with the April issue of the CIWM Journal and is, now, available … Continue reading

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New version of guidance on Hazardous Waste published


The Environment Agency has released a 3rd edition of its guidance “Hazardous Waste: Interpretation of the definition and classification of hazardous waste.” I was privileged to be involved in the drafting of the original guidance on the Hazardous Waste Regulations … Continue reading

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