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Recycle Week 2017, 25 Sept. to 1st Oct. - WRAP

Posted by hertswow on September 19, 2017 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (2)


"This year’s campaign ‘Recycling – it’s worth it’ is designed to encourage us all to recycle more of the right things from all around the home. Our research shows that in the UK, whilst almost 90% of people claim to regularly recycle from the kitchen, only 52% say they regularly recycle from the bathroom. Yet recycling just three empty deodorant cans can save enough energy to power a shower for eight minutes. And those recycled aerosols could ...

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Seminar on 'Climate Change and Environmental Impact Assessment'

Posted by hertswow on September 18, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In London c/o CIWEM on Thursday 9th November 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm, details

Cost £100.00. For sponsorship enquires please email [email protected]

"On the 16th May 2017 amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process were introduced in line with the 2014 EU Directive (2014/52/EU). The amendments pay increased attention to emerging thr...

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Food Waste in the EU

Posted by hertswow on September 17, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

On 15th Sept. 2017, Martin Bowman (of 'This Is Rubbish' initiative) has requested this:

"Call on the European Commission to halve food waste in the UK and Europe before it's too late! Just over a month to go.  . . ."

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Eunomia's 12th Residual Waste Infrastructure Review

Posted by hertswow on September 13, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Eunomia consultancy team has published their biannual Residual Waste Infrastructure Review. here

which "tracks and forecasts the UK’s supply of treatment capacity and available waste arisings. The 12th edition of the report highlights the significant growth in residual waste treatment capacity since Eunomia started tracking f...

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Re-consultation on VES's planning application

Posted by hertswow on August 18, 2017 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday Herts. CC opened a public re-consultation on a slew of reports under 'Regulation 22' matters that queried many of  the original set of documents. This will run until Thursday 21st September 2017. If that is too short a timescale for your organisation, you are invited to notify HCC and ask for an extension (sooner rather than later please, so that other respondents can benefit from the timescale).

We expect that HCC's Minerals and Waste Planning team will publicise this vi...

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EA's Consultation towards Environmental Permit - closed

Posted by hertswow on August 18, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday the Environment Agency's consultation on Veolia ES'a application for an Environmental Permit closed. We submitted a comprehensive response to the permitting team in terms of the range of topics, without specialising in any of them. At the same time, we sent a copy to the planning support team of ES who are in correspondence with Veolia and with Herts. CC about VES's planning application. We divided our concerns between permitting and planning, though there can be overl...

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Defra's Air Quality Strategy, 26 July 2017

Posted by hertswow on July 27, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday the UK Government/Defra published its policy paper on 'Air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in UK (2017)' https://deref-gmx.co.uk/mail/client/p71ljOMdouA/dereferrer/?redirectUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ukpia.com%2Fnews_press%2F2017%2F07%2F26%2Fukpia-statement---government%27s-air-quality-strategy" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here 

Whilst the report's target timescales are ridiculously long and will doubtless be overtaken by events, this provides campaigners with a...

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Household Waste Recycling Centre at Ware

Posted by hertswow on July 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Herts. CC are running a consultation on a proposal to redevelop and expand the centre to replace the inadequate facilities dating from the 1970s. This is part of a programme to enhance the HWRC network across the county. proposal, form (by today):

"A split-level HWRC for deposit of wastes for re- use, recycling, recovery/disposal together with a Re-Use Centre, weighbridge, site offices and staff welfare facilities. The facility would be designed with capacity to receive up to 300,000 vi...

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EA's Consultation re Env. Permit for VES Ratty's Lane - DATE CHANGED

Posted by hertswow on July 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Environment Agency notice: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/en 11-0rf-veolia-es-hertfordshire-limited-environmental-permit-application-advertisement/en11-0rf-veolia-es-hertfordshire-limited-environmental-permit-application-advertisement" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">details

"EN11 0RF, Veolia ES Hertfordshire Limited:environmental permit application advertisement . . .

If you have any comments on the application send these by 17th ...

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Herts. CC Waste Local Plan Stakeholder Event

Posted by hertswow on July 16, 2017 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On 23rd August, Herts. CC wil be running a Stakeholder Event towards updating their Waste Local Plan. It will be held at the Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Herts., SG1 2FQ. map

You can request an invitation to take part as a specialist group from Trish Lyons, Planning Policy Officer, Minerals and Waste Policy Team, Spatial Planning & Economy Uni...

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