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Defra guidance - importing / exporting waste if there's no Brexit deal

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance explaining how the controls for importing and exporting notified waste will change if the UK leaves the EU

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SMDSA H&S Statistics: 2018 Report

Earlier this month, we shared CIWM's article on the importance of H&S statistics to the waste industry. Following on from that, the SMDSA member company statistics from 2018 have been collated

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CIWM Article - importance of H&S statistics to the waste industry

February 2019 - CIWM has published an article on the importance of H&S statistics to the waste industry, written by Toni Gladding (The Open University, Chair of the CIWM H&S SIG, and WISH

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Cross Border Movement of Hazardous Wastes

SEPA has just issued a reminder to the Hazardous Waste Treatment and Transfer Industry Sector Group regarding the cross border movement of hazardous waste.

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Healthcare Waste Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) Updates

The EA has this month issued revised versions of RPS 216 and RPS 217 to reflect minor amendments. They fully replace the original versions.

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EA publishes revised CCS guidance for EPR

Following on from their consultation on the CCS scheme for assessing and scoring permit compliance, the EA has now published the consultation response document, and the revised guidance. The

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Modern Day Slavery and the Waste Industry

The CIWM North East Regional Meeting, held in York on the 7th December 2018 included a presentation from Andy Leonard from Yorkshire and Humber Police, on Modern Day Slavery and its presence in the

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EA Consultation on EPR charging proposals for April 2019

The EA has issued a draft proposal for the updating of its charging scheme which was rolled out in April 2018

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ESOS Phase 2 - What to Expect

The UK Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) launched back in 2015 and required large enterprises to introduce a system of energy audits. These needed to be completed by a

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EA Guidance - Compaction of Offensive Healthcare Wastes

The EA has issued a guidance note (v1 dated 6 November 2018) for the compaction of offensive waste. This note has been produced to provide clarity on the regulatory approach that is required,

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New SECR Framework comes into force April 2019

A new set of regulations come into force in April 2019 - Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). The aim is to update the existing CRC and ESOS schemes to improve the taxation and the

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EA updates haz waste consignee returns spreadsheet

The EA has updated its consignee returns spreadsheet - new mandatory field.

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CIWM launches its H&S campaign "This time it's personal"

In September 2018, CIWM launched it's H&S campaign "This time it's personal". The campaign will run until August 2019 and each month will focus on a particular subject.

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SMDSA responds to EA CCS consultation

On the 17 September the EA opened its consultation on the assessment and scoring of permit compliance

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Defra and Welsh Government - consultation on household waste duty of care

Defra and the Welsh Government have updated guidance on household waste duty of care for English local authorities on issuing fixed penalty notices. This follows on from a consultation in January 2018

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Defra's consultation on tackling waste crime and poor performance in the waste sector is live

Defra’s consultation on tackling waste crime and poor performance in the waste sector is now live.

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SMDSA Annual Report: June 2017

SMDSA Annual Report - June 2017

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David O'Gorman, of Cannon Hygiene, joins the Executive Committee, October 2017

David has accepted the invitation to stand as a Director of the SMDSA, effective from October 2017. David joins the board with over 13 years’ experience in hygiene and healthcare waste

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Defra publishes response to the consultation "Improving Air Quality: reducing emissions from medium combustion plants and generators"

Defra has published its summary of responses to the consultation on reducing emissions from Medium Combustion Plants and Generators, which ran between 16 November 2016 and 8 February 2017.

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IPPC Bureau issues 1st Draft revised Waste Incineration BREF guidance

The first draft of the revised Waste Incineration BREF note has been released by the IPPC Bureau, here: http://eippcb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reference/BREF/WI/WI_5_24-05-2017_web.pdf; European member states

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VCA's 32nd Annual Dangerous Goods Seminar - 14 & 15 June 2017

The Vehical Certification Agency (VCA) is holding it's 32nd Annual Dangerous Goods Seminar this June, at The Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire

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Q2 2017 - SMDSA General Meeting

The second SMDSA General Meeting for 2017 is on Wednesday 3 May and is being hosted by SMDSA Partner, CIWM, at its Northampton Offices.

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Cedrec Event - "Review of 2016 & How to Survive Brexit!"

Legislation Update Events - January 2017, run by Cedrec

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Q1 2017 - SMDSA General Meeting

The first SMDSA General Meeting for 2017 is on Wednesday 11 January, and is being hosted by SMDSA Member Grundon, at their Lakeside EfW Education Centre, near Colnbrook.

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CIWM Midlands Centre Event - 'The Problems and Solutions of Waste Crime'

The CIWM Midlands Centre is hosting an open event on Wednesday 28th September. It is aimed at all professionsals with an interest in waste crime and its management

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Q4 SMDSA Meeting - 12 October 2016

The fourth and final SMDSA meeting for 2016 is being held at Ansty Hall on Wednesday 12 October.

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Focus of flats as Cromwell Polythene returns to RWM show

Cromwell Polythene attended this year’s Resource Waste Management (RWM) show 13 – 15 September 2016 with a key focus on the company’s multi-trip recycling bags.

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Knowaste joins international waste project set to benefit the chemical industry

Knowaste, the first company to recycle Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) including nappies and adult incontinence material, has joined a consortium of 12 companies with a challenge to turn waste that

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Revised Fire Prevention Plan Guidance - Now Published: 29 July 2016

The Environment Agency has today (Friday 29 July) published updated regulatory guidance to help reduce the risk and impact of fires at regulated waste sites.

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Sharpsmart awarded "Healthcare Recycler of the Year" at 2016 NRAs

Healthcare waste and recycling experts, Sharpsmart, were honoured to have been awarded the coveted 'Healthcare Recycler of the Year' title at the National Recycling Awards earlier this month

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Grundon declares "less is more" when it comes to clinical waste

At the turn of this decade, China was the largest importer of recyclable material, regardless of its quality. In February 2013 however, Operation Green Fence ignited China’s fight against poor

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Sharpsmart attending Infection Prevention Society Annual Conference 2016

Clinical waste experts, Sharpsmart, are proud to announce our attendance at IPS 2016 this September.

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CIWM Healthcare Waste Special Interest Group - Waste from the Home Environment Guidance Published

Steve Lee Chief Executive for CIWM highlighted on twitter today‘CIWM’s Healthcare Waste Group have produced a “plain speak” guide for people being treated in their own homes&#

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Independent Washroom Services Association (IWSA) June 2016 Meeting

On the 14 and 15 June 2016 the IWSA had the second of three meetings held throughout the year.

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HSE Health and Safety inspector visits and associated costs

The HSE has the authority to visit your Site or business without notice. Read on for more details and a link to HSE guidance.

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Smart Motorways

Driving is, for most of us, probably the highest risk task that we perform on a daily basis. See the following guidance on Smart Motorways - there to help us drive smarter and safer: https://www.gov.

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Steven McAllister of Healthcare Environmental Group accepts position of Director of the SMDSA, June 2016

Steven has accepted a position as a Director of the SMDSA, effective as of 22 June 2016. Steven is the Operations Director for Healthcare Environmental Group.

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Hazardous Waste Stakeholder Event 15 &18 July 2016

This is a free event, open to businesses that produce or handle hazardous waste, hosted by the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales and supported by the CIWM. Its aim is to seek help from

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Clare Noble of PHS accepts position of Chair of the SMDSA, June 2016

Clare has accepted the position of Chair of the SMDSA, effective as of 13 June 2016. Clare is the Operations Director for the Hygiene arm of PHS Group. PHS has been a long-standing member of the SMDSA

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Veolia first to achieve R1 status for all UK energy recovery facilities (CIWM)

Veolia has become the first operator in the UK to achieve the high efficiency R1 standard for all of its energy recovery facilities.

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SMDSA long-standing member, Cromwell Polythene, uses MP’s Earth Day visit to highlight range of environmental issues

Cromwell Polythene’s Managing Director, James Lee, highlighted a wide range of environmental issues when local MP Nigel Adams visited the company’s Sherburn headquarters, near Leeds, in

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2016 Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice Published

DEFRA, in March 2016 published the 'Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice'

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Genesis Biosciences’ anti-microbial product making washrooms and feminine hygiene units cleaner and safer

Welsh biosciences company and member of the SMDSA, Genesis Biosciences, has developed unique anti-microbial technology for the facilities management industry. The products provide protection to users

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Cathedral Hygiene receives Gold RoSPA Award for 4th Consecutive Year

Cathedral Hygiene receives Gold RoSPA Award for 4th Consecutive Year.

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Sharpsmart supports Organisations to Achieve their Sustainability Targets

Sharpsmart supports Organisations to Achieve their Sustainability Targets

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Cromwell Polythene Extends Washroom Range

Cromwell Polythene has extended its washroom range with the introduction of a white LDPE saddle bag for the discreet disposal of feminine hygiene and other sanitary waste.

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SMDSA and CIWM sign MoU

Following a period of discussion between the two parties, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Chairman of the SMDSA and the President of CIWM in October 2015.

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78 Million Landfill Tax Probe

Landfill tax £78m fraud probe arrests across North East.

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Defra guidance - importing / exporting waste if there's no Brexit deal

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance explaining how the controls for importing and exporting notified waste will change if the UK leaves the EU

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SMDSA H&S Statistics: 2018 Report

Earlier this month, we shared CIWM's article on the importance of H&S statistics to the waste industry. Following on from that, the SMDSA member company statistics from 2018 have been collated

Read Full Story

CIWM Article - importance of H&S statistics to the waste industry

February 2019 - CIWM has published an article on the importance of H&S statistics to the waste industry, written by Toni Gladding (The Open University, Chair of the CIWM H&S SIG, and WISH

Read Full Story

Cross Border Movement of Hazardous Wastes

SEPA has just issued a reminder to the Hazardous Waste Treatment and Transfer Industry Sector Group regarding the cross border movement of hazardous waste.

Read Full Story

Healthcare Waste Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) Updates

The EA has this month issued revised versions of RPS 216 and RPS 217 to reflect minor amendments. They fully replace the original versions.

Read Full Story