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New UN Category for Waste Packaging for Recycling

New UN Category for Waste Packaging for Recycling

Posted by on August 8th 2014 in Dangerous Goods Packaging & Transport

A new UN Category (UN3509) will come into effect from 1st January 2015 for any used packaging that has contained Dangerous Goods and is being sent for disposal through recycling such as scrap reclamation, energy recovery or other such 'non-reuse' methods.

This UN transport requirement will not be applied to used packaging being sent for repair, reuse, reconditioning, remanufacture or rebottling -...

Revised Hazardous Waste Guidance under WM2

Revised Hazardous Waste Guidance under WM2

Posted by on August 8th 2014 in Environmental & Waste Management

The 2005 Hazardous Waste Regulations for England and Wales and the related guidance under WM2, were revised in September 2013 with a view to coming into effect from January 2014.

However, following discussions between the Environment Agency and The IPA in October 2013, it was agreed that, due to a lack of industry consultation, the revisions would not come into effect until 1st April 2014,...