Archive Waste Management

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Environment Agency clamping down on illegal waste carriers

Interesting press release from Environmental Agency regarding illegal waste carriers. Waste vehicles have come under the spotlight across Essex, South London and Hertfordshire in a multi-agency stop-and-check operation. The Environment Agency has been working with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, local councils and HMRC on Operation Salamander stopping vehicles carrying waste in Thurrock, North Greenwich and Bushy in Hertfordshire today (13 January). All waste carriers have a Duty of Care...
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WastePlan set to rock the World of Waste

With BRE announcing that Smartwaste will no longer be available free as of March 16th one company looking forward to benefitting from this is Waste Plan Solutions Ltd, which has developed its own online software solution to SWMPs, called WastePlan.  WastePlan is priced per project, so for SME's it offers a very cost effective solution and is extremely simple and time efficient to use.   Lara Ayris, M.D. of Waste Plan Solutions, voted Outstanding Woman in Construction 2012 for her work...
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Waste & Recycling Deaths

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the waste and recycling industry to renew efforts to improve worker safety, following a spate of deaths over the summer. In the light of this report and with the Waste Regulations under the cosh at the moment it would seem prudent to re-evaluate their relevance. For more on this story visit HSE warning over waste and recycling summer death toll.
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Asbestos Waste 'will be removed' Environment Agency Pledges

BBC news reports that Asbestos waste, that was excavated during an operation to recover the body of a horse which had fallen into the shaft near Redruth in February, is going to be removed. Residents were very concerned about the hazard to their health but the Environment Agency said it was a "relatively small amount" which would be removed, although no date was given. For more on this story visit
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e-Petition for Waste Management Regulations

For those of you in the know, the government is looking to scrap with waste management regulations. The Red Tape Challenge recommended scrapping the regulations but we believe this would be a very bad move for several reasons: Construction companies could revert to their old habits which are far from environmentally friendly More waste will end up going to landfill The audit trail of waste from construction sites would be lost, which could lead to more fly-tipping When SWMPs are implemented...
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Stop Press: Environment Agency Update

Please find below an extract from a letter received by a client site from the Environment Agency. It appears that a survey is being conducted to determine waste levels from construction sites with Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP) being used as the source of information. It is always possible that the Environment Agency will take further action if a plan is not compliant. We are currently undertaking a short study in your area to assess whether the information in Site Waste Management Plans...
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Waste Plan Solutions wins Small Business of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce that one of our partners, Waste Plan Solutions Limited, has won the prestigious 'Small Business of the Year Award' from the East Midlands Centre for constructing the Built Environment (emcbe). Waste Plan Solutions Ltd works in environmental consultancy within the construction industry and specialises in writing Site Waste Management Plans. The judges were looking for a company who could demonstrate a strong commitment to health and safety as well as improving management...
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