Hazardous Waste

6th August 2018
Refuse Workers Should Be “Treated With Respect” – GMB

Refuse Workers Should Be “Treated With Respect” – GMB

GMB Union says refuse workers should be treated with the respect they deserve as it highlights the 50% increase in refuse worker deaths. GMB says there are one thousand cases of dangerous driving that risks the lives of refuse workers … Continue reading

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1st August 2018
MPs Back Plans To Consider Burying Nuclear Waste Under National Parks

MPs Back Plans To Consider Burying Nuclear Waste Under National Parks

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) select committee MPs have backed plans set out in the draft National Policy Statement (NPS) for Geological Disposal Infrastructure (GDI), which could see nuclear waste buried under national parks and areas of outstanding natural … Continue reading

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21st May 2018
Compliance Schemes Back The Government’s Latest WEEE Plans

Compliance Schemes Back The Government’s Latest WEEE Plans

Following the Government’s recent publication of the summary of responses received to its WEEE regulations consultation, and the three key changes to be made, compliance scheme operators, Recolight and Ecosurety, have expressed their support. The summary document included three key … Continue reading

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27th April 2018
Biffa To Extend “Safe & Simple” Asbestos Disposal Services

Biffa To Extend “Safe & Simple” Asbestos Disposal Services

The Environment Agency has granted Biffa permission to extend its national asbestos disposal network from four to 10 dedicated waste transfer stations, with further plans to extend the number to 12 by this summer. Biffa’s sites in Eastleigh, Hull, West … Continue reading

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7th March 2018
Concerns Raised Over Future Chemicals Regulation In A Post-Brexit UK

Concerns Raised Over Future Chemicals Regulation In A Post-Brexit UK

Ending the UK’s involvement in the EU chemical framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) could have serious consequences, says the Environmental Policy Forum. The effective regulation of chemicals is critical for the economy, public health, environmental protection, … Continue reading

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6th March 2018
Wood Recyclers Publish Hazardous Waste Reporting Guide

Wood Recyclers Publish Hazardous Waste Reporting Guide

The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) has published a guide for wood recyclers and reprocessors explaining how to report hazardous material if it arrives on site in waste wood loads. The guide is being issued on the back of the on-going … Continue reading

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5th March 2018
Lamp & Luminaire Recycling Rates Still On The Rise

Lamp & Luminaire Recycling Rates Still On The Rise

Data released by the Environment Agency (EA) has shown that the 2017 lamp recycling rate was 48.5% – up from 47.5% in 2015, while the luminaire rate also increased from 7.1% to 7.5%. This further increase, although described as “modest”, … Continue reading

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5th January 2018
Tradebe Acquires Hinckley Based Labwaste

Tradebe Acquires Hinckley Based Labwaste

Tradebe has announced the completed acquisition of Labwaste, one of the UK’s leading specialists in the collection, treatment and disposal of laboratory waste. Based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, Labwaste operates what it describes as “one of the UK’s most unique hazardous … Continue reading

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