Category Archives: Government


Threshold increase for hazardous waste registration

Posted on 29th March, 2009

From the 1st April the Environment Agency are increasing the threshold for hazardous waste registration. Since the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2006 came into force, shops and offices have been allowed to produce up to 200kg of hazardous waste per year before having to register with the EA as Hazardous Waste Producers. This limit is rising…

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Economics vs ecology

Posted on 11th March, 2009

As pressure to reduce costs reaches fever pitch many might feel that concern for the environment is no longer high on the agenda. Survival first; saving the planet will have to wait! Well think again. Look to countries that are a lot worse off than us. Where money and resources are in short supply, but…

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Significant changes expected to WEEE regulations

Posted on 18th November, 2008

Major changes to the WEEE Regulations are likely next year as a result of their clear failure to deal with the bulk of non-domestic (828) electrical and electronic waste. Although Government ministers have patted themselves on the back and announced that the WEEE Regulations have been a great success, the fact is that, after 18…

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B2B or not 2B, that is the question

Posted on 22nd October, 2008

The Government have patted themselves on the back and announced the WEEE Regulations have been a great success. Despite after 18 months, less than 30% of the expected producers have registered, recycling volumes are up. Ignoring the fact that scrap prices trebled over the last two years it is fair to say from the point…

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Surviving the Crash

Posted on 13th October, 2008

The last 10 years, as commodity and property prices have spiralled upwards, has been like being on a crowded elevator without doors: The higher things have got, the more scary it has become. The elevator is now plummeting to the ground and the first imperative is to ensure that we survive the bump at the…

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