Plastic bag charges guidance

DEFRA have issued guidance for retailers and the general public on the 5p charge for plastic bags that comes into operation on 5 October 2015 in England. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland already charge and have seen significant reductions in carrier bag waste...

Lead restriction in consumer articles

The European Commission has recently confirmed a restriction on the use of Lead under the REACH regulation. The restriction bans lead in consumer articles that a child could place in their mouth (taken to mean smaller than 5cm in any one dimension or with a detachable...

Environment Agency ‘acknowledge’ methodology

J Williams & Associates have had the Automotive Aftermarket Packaging Waste data methodology developed for clients in the automotive aftermarket  ‘acknowledged’ by the Environment Agency. This status is only granted after a rigorous review of the written processes...

1 September – waste minimisation opportunity

September 1-7 is Zero Waste Week, will you take this opportunity to initiate a waste minimisation programme in your business? Like it or not, all businesses produce waste of some sort and this waste is a cost. For solid matter, mostly in terms of new raw materials...

7 July – Separate Collection deadline

Regulation 13 of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (as amended) implements a revised Waste Framework Directive requirement for separate collection of materials. For businesses, this means that from 1 January 2015 you must separate waste paper, metal,...