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In a combined EU Exit statement from TIMCON and DEFRA, it has been announced that from the 1st January 2021, it will be a legal requirement for all wood packaging material, including wooden pallets, moving between the UK and EU must be compliant to ISPM15 heat treatment. This includes making sure consignments of wood packaging […]

August 28, 2020 3:16pm
Latest News, Legislation

RPS is committed to finding reuse options for all the pallets we handle. As such, of the 1.13M pallets we handled through our depot and national network during 2017, RPS managed to send 84.3% for reuse. To ensure the most environmental outcome for damaged pallets that cannot be reused, RPS works with companies like Hadfield […]

May 25, 2018 9:23am
Latest News, Legislation

It was recently revealed that European Union (EU) targets for wooden packaging recycling have been slashed by over 50 per cent. The original proposed recycling targets were 60% for 2025 and 75% for 2030. These targets have been reduced to 25% and 30% respectively, and it looks as though the UK and other EU-member states […]

April 27, 2018 10:48am
Latest News, Legislation

As we’re all aware, June’s snap general election ended in a hung parliament, and it took three weeks for the Conservatives to agree a coalition with the DUP to create a majority government. What we’re interested in, is how does this new found coalition affect the waste industry? Immediately after the general election, Theresa May […]

July 5, 2017 4:12pm
Latest News, Legislation

Recycling is always on the agenda; EU targets, business commitments to do more and television campaigns to combat waste. But how effective is recycling and should we be focussing to increase targets or drastically rethink how waste is handled? As yet, there are no formal reuse targets despite this option being a higher priority than […]

February 20, 2017 11:20am
Latest News, Legislation

Defra, whose upcoming green paper on their 25 year environmental plan, has highlighted that businesses must lead the move to a resource efficient circular economy.   Resource minister Therese Coffey prepared a speech delivered by Defra’s waste and recycling deputy director Chris Preston at the Aldersgate debate at the end of January.   The speech […]

February 16, 2017 10:04am
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