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New environmental ISO Standard announced – ISO 14051:2011

Environmental Leader has reported on the new ISO standard, ISO 14051:2011, Environmental Management – Material Flow Cost Accounting, which sets up a framework for businesses to reduce costs linked to waste and improve understanding environmental and financial consequences of material and energy use. According to ISO, not only will the […]

Overview of the use of landfill taxed in Europe

In an article by Waste Management World, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) and its European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (EIONET) have published the report ‘Overview of the use of landfill taxed in Europe’ (Working Paper No 1/2012). The report includes information on issues such as environmental, social […]

What is the Waste Hierarchy?

The Waste Framework Directive was originally passed into law in 2006, detailing the legislation for the collection, transport, recovery and disposal of waste in Europe. The Waste Hierarchy details the preferred sustainable way to handle packaging. Take a look at this presentation demonstrating the Waste Hierarchy and examples of how […]

As landfill tax rises, what costs can we cut?

From April 2012, landfill tax will rise by £8.00 to £56.00 per tonne, putting pressure on businesses to manage their waste more efficiently. Along with the government’s changes to the waste hierarchy directive, as discussed in this article in March, there is an added pressure to businesses to ensure they […]

European Commission report credits UK for reducing landfill

Britian on top – a European Commission report has recently credited the UK for it’s successes at reducing waste to landfill since 2002. According to the article by www.recyclingwasteworld.co.uk, between 2002 and 2009 the amount of waste going to landfill has reduced by 464kg per capita to 259kg, through several […]

2012 Budget announce new packaging targets

On 21st March, as part of the Budget 2012, the new packaging targets for 2013 – 2017 were announced. Based on responses received from DEFRA’s recent consultion, the Government have adopted the preferred targets set out below. The targets, which apply to businesses within the scope of the Packaging Waste […]

Waste Framework Directive Review

DEFRA have reviewed the Waste Framework Directive and wish to implement a number of changes which must become law by 12th December 2010. Under the revised Directive the five point ‘waste hierarchy’ which prioritises prevention and re-use over recycling and disposal will become law; setting the priority of future waste […]

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