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Latest packaging waste targets met with trepidation

Latest packaging waste targets met with trepidation

In August the EU announced proposed waste recycling targets which have been met with repulsion within the packaging industry, suggesting the targets are unachievable. The targets include recycling 80% of packaging waste materials by 2030, achieved through set increments every five years; 60% by 2020, 70% by 2025 and finally […]

RPS hosts waste legislation seminar

RPS hosts waste legislation seminar

On Wednesday 30th July RPS hosted a waste legislation seminar at The Wilton Centre, Redcar. The seminar, which was organised in partnership with NEPIC, invited guests to learn about recent legislation changes relating to handling hazardous waste.   The main presentation was given by Phil Pease, chairman of the Industrial […]

RPS reschedules WM2 Legislation Seminar in conjunction with NEPIC

RPS reschedules WM2 Legislation Seminar in conjunction with NEPIC

The introduction of the WM2 legislation, relating to the management of hazardous packaging waste, caused a stir earlier this year when representatives in the packaging and hazardous products industries believed that the consultation period did not give adequate notice to review the contents. During April revisions to the legislation were […]

Clarity acheived for WM2 hazardous waste management legislation revision

Clarity acheived for WM2 hazardous waste management legislation revision

The WM2 legislation, which relates to the management of hazardous packaging waste, caused a stir earlier this year when representatives in the packaging and hazardous products industries believed that the consultation period did not give adequate notice to review the contents.     During April revisions to the legislation have […]

WM2 legislation update: EA address consultation

WM2 legislation update: EA address consultation

In January 2014, new legislation was introduced regarding the classification of packaging waste that contained hazardous substances. The legislation has undergone scrutiny and even now in April after the proposed enforcement date, the uncertainty still continues.   The legislation, which had an enforcement date of the 1st April 2014, has […]

Defra reports on ‘reduce’ and ‘reuse’ to save money: Do you want your share of £60 billion?

Defra reports on ‘reduce’ and ‘reuse’ to save money: Do you want your share of £60 billion?

Defra has commissioned a report that concluded by implementing programmes of waste prevention and reuse the UK could make substantial financial savings and reduce CO2 emissions.   The Study The Waste Prevention Actions for Priority Wastes report found that by introducing prevention and reuse programmes we could not only create […]

The 64th FEFPEB Congress: ISPM 15 extension in Europe, biomass wooden pellet demand and worldwide timber trends

The 64th FEFPEB Congress: ISPM 15 extension in Europe, biomass wooden pellet demand and worldwide timber trends

The European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) is the leading European industrial association in the field of timber packaging including pallets and industrial packaging. From the 16th to the 18th October, FEFPEB held their 64th annual congress in Bordeaux, France, to discuss important matters relating to wooden […]

The Waste Framework Directive . . . Explained: A simple guide

RPS has produced the following video as a quick guide to help make the waste framework directive and waste hierarchy easier to follow. You’ve all heard of REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, RECOVERY, DISPOSAL, but how should we apply the waste hierarchy? Take a look at the video for the Waste Framework […]

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