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Government publish responses to packaging consultations

On 23 July, a summary of responses received to the 4 packaging related consultations were published

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WEEE update: Government confirm mandatory Producer Balancing System (PBS) method

On 19 July DEFRA announced their chosen methodology to administer the new mandatory PBS

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The Environmental Audit Committee recommends EPR for furniture

The EAC has requested that government introduce an EPR scheme for furniture waste.

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Government & industry stakeholders release survey to review recyclability labelling

OPRL, WRAP and DEFRA have released a survey reviewing the potential impacts of Mandatory Labelling

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New plastic recycling guidance document from WRAP

WRAP publish new document defining what’s recyclable & best in class polymer choices for packaging

British Toy & Hobby Association wins the BEIS Sector Representation of the Year award

Partner news;BTHA wins the BEIS Sector Representation of the Year award.

Our Policy Researcher's views on Deposit Return Schemes - Decoupling theoretical and direct benefits

Martin shares his thoughts on the difference between DRS direct benefits & theoretical ones

Environmental Audit Committee announce enquiry into WEEE sector and the Circular Economy

The EAC launch enquiry to investigate a Circular Economy for WEEE & the current state of the sector

Comply Direct WEEE member C-Kore Systems Ltd receive royal recognition

Our loyal WEEE member C-Kore Systems Ltd win Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2019

Comply Direct awarded IIP Health & Wellbeing Advanced Level

We're delighted we've retained our IIP Gold Standard & gained the IIP Health & Wellbeing award...

Packaging Scheme Forum urges government to act ahead of looming PRN crisis

Official press release from Packaging Scheme Forum letter re. letter sent to DEFRA about PRN crisis

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Plastics: Impact on WEEE Recycling

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Plastics: Impact on WEEE Recycling

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2019 Q1 WEEE collected data: Are the targets too challenging?

The Environment Agency has released the 2019 Q1 WEEE collected data - here is our analysis

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UK successfully achieves 2018 battery recycling target

Environment Agency figures show that the UK met its waste portable battery 2018 recycling target

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Comply Direct Member Waitrose trial new plastic-free initiative aiming to change the way we shop!

Waitrose & Partners are trialling a new plastic-free way of packaging products called ‘Unpacked’.

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Comply Direct lobby for the introduction of a 2019 packaging compliance fee

We are taking action in effort to make a positive difference and improve the current PRN system...

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Government confirm plastic straws, cotton buds & stirrers ban from April 2020

Our summary of the government's response to consultation proposing a ban on certain plastic items

Comply Direct respond to four packaging consultations

A summary of how we responded to the 4 government packaging consultations which closed on 12-13 May

Packaging Data Releases: Q1 Verified Recycling Data and 2019 Total UK Obligation

Environment Agency release verified recycling data for Q1 & 1st release of total UK obligation data

2018 PRN Revenue Expenditure

A review of the expenditure of revenue generated through PRNs in 2018

Q1 2019 unverified packaging recycling data released

The Environment Agency has released the Q1 2019 unverified packaging recycling data

Squire Patton Boggs' Annual Conference 2019

Our partner Squire Patton Boggs' are holding their Annual Conference on Wednesday 5 June in London

Partner News: The British Toy and Hobby Association’s Make Time 2 Play (MT2P) Campaign

Get involved with BTHA's campaign on promoting that play is crucial for a child's development!

Environment Agency increase enforcement action on packaging non-compliance

A communication from the EA in early March warned of enforcement action for packaging non-compliance

Demanding 2019 WEEE Collection Targets Confirmed

DEFRA reveal finalised 2019 WEEE targets following invite for industry feedback on proposed figures

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) - The lowdown...

Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting will be in effect from April 2019 - get all the details here

ESOS Phase 2 - the compliance deadline is nearing...

The ESOS Phase 2 compliance deadline is 5 Dec 2019 so obligated companies must start preparing now!

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WEEE Consultation - Producer Compliance Balancing System (PBS)

Consultation released on 11 March 2019 to determine a PBS as required by the WEEE Regs from Jan 2019

Q4 unverified packaging recycling data released 4/3/19

The Environment Agency has released the Q4 unverified packaging recycling data.

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DEFRA propose 12% increase for 2019 household WEEE collection targets

Proposed collection targets for 2019 released by DEFRA

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DEFRA release packaging consultations on DRS, PRN reform, plastic tax & UK recycling consistency

Today (18/2/19) DEFRA release four consultations from the Resource & Waste Strategy

Squire Patton Boggs' Spring Health & Safety Seminars

Our law firm partner are hosting a series of ESH seminars during March and April 2019 across the UK

Response to consultation on tackling crime at waste management sites

DEFRA release a response to consultation on tackling crime at waste management sites

2018 WEEE Compliance Fee Method Confirmed

DEFRA confirm the 2018 WEEE compliance fee methodology...

Future changes within the compliance market

We've summarised the key environmental compliance changes we are likely to see in the next 5 years

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Consultation on increasing the plastic bag charge to 10p & including all retailers

DEFRA have released a consultation on amending the 5p plastic bag charge - here's our summary