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|Posted by hertswow on April 16, 2019 at 3:55 AM||comments (0)|
Sustainable St Albans has timetabled the following 'Zero Waste' events for the annual Festival in June 2019, as follows.
"Saturday 11th May to Saturday 1st June 2019: 3 weeks of sustainability events across St Albans, Harpenden and the villages. ..." (https://sustainablestalbans.org/?mc_cid=760328719d&mc_eid=6582530541" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link)
Zero Waste: Mend and Repair
Go to an Upcycling and Repair FairMend
Swap crafting supplies
Learn how to mend your things
Recycle hand tools
Get your bike fixed at the Market Take-over
Zero Waste: Tackling Plastic and Litter
Plastic flower pot collection point
Plastic Free Shop
Join a plastic-free picnic in Harpenden
Go on a litter pick with other residents in Harpenden or St Albans
Help tidy up Wheathampstead
Go “plogging” in Redbourn
|Posted by hertswow on March 28, 2019 at 6:55 PM||comments (0)|
Guidance by Public Health England (PHE), published on 11th March 2019: "Improving outdoor air quality and health: review of interventions" - A comprehensive overview of actions that national and local government and others can take to improve air quality and health. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-outdoor-air-quality-and-health-review-of-interventions" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link
"The report provides local practitioners and policy-makers with an indication of the broad range of interventions that can be used to address different problems, and which of those interventions may be worth considering further due to their potential health benefits. The report outlines principles for strategies and the future design and evaluation of interventions."
|Posted by hertswow on March 8, 2019 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
The Herts. Minerals Local Plan consultation ends on 2nd March:
We invite consultees to submit comments on the Regulation 19 Proposed Submission Minerals Local Plan document regarding the four tests of "soundness (PDF 141KB)" Opening in a new window.
.. over a ten week period starting at 9am on Monday 14 January 2019 and ending at 5pm on Friday 22 March 2019. Please ensure that responses reach us by the closing date.
The county council would like as wide a response as possible to this stage of public engagement. We encourage interested parties to comment on the “soundness” of the Proposed Submission Minerals Plan document as well as comment on those sites which have not been identified as set out in the Omissions Document.
... consultees should consider whether the Plan:
provides a strategy to meet the area’s objectively assessed needs;
provides an appropriate strategy that takes account of reasonable alternatives and is based on proportionate evidence;
contains proposals that are deliverable over the Plan period; and
enables the delivery of sustainable development in line with national policy."
|Posted by hertswow on March 4, 2019 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Press release, 18th February 2019
"Government launches consultations to overhaul the waste system, cut plastic pollution, and move towards a more circular economy."
Consultations on Deposit Return Schemes, Extended Producer Responsibility and Consistency
Reply by Monday 13th May 2019
Deposit Return Schemes:
Extended Producer Responsibility:
|Posted by hertswow on February 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
The Environment Agency has now issued an environmental permit for a waste incinerator proposd by Veolia for Ratty's Lane, Hoddesdon, Herts.: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/en11-0rf-veolia-es-hertfordshire-limited-environmental-permit-issued?utm_source=29ab7080-d03b-4e62-9f25-8d936314f6f9&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link
|Posted by hertswow on February 5, 2019 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
Re: PLANNING AND COMPULSORY PURCHASE ACT 2004 SECTION 55 AND SCHEDULE
Application by Veolia ES (Hertfordshire) Ltd
Site Address: 2 Ratty's Lane, HODDESDON, Hertfordshire, EN11 0RF
Tim Salter of the Planning Inspectorate has just notified us that:
"The Inspector’s report has been sent to the Secretary of State for consideration ... a decision
will be issued on or before 7 May 2019."
|Posted by hertswow on February 3, 2019 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
The Planning Inspectorate's Report on the Rattys Lane, Hoddesdon, incinerator proposal is expected to be sent to the Secretary of State by 4th February.
Note, if registered for such notification: "You will be advised, following submission of the Inspector’s report to the Secretary of State, of the timetable set for the Secretary of State’s decision in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, where applicable."
|Posted by hertswow on January 1, 2019 at 4:05 AM||comments (1)|
+++ BEST WISHES FOR 2019! +++
Several of the items in this morning's Today programme were relevant to sustainable living, materials and waste, notably:
BBC Radio 4 Today programme, 08:20-08:23
Samantha Harding of CPRE explains about how much of the materials, especially plastics, that were exported to China are sent elsewhere or incinerated here in the UK.
"too much incineration ... at the bottom of the Waste Hierarchy ... quite rightly the last resort ... sending them up in flames when we can't use that resource again ... within England we've hit ... a ... plateau in our recyclyng rates ... our waste, which is actually of pretty poor quality ... big opportunity beginning with the Government's Resource & Waste Strategy ... 20 years after we introduced kerbside recycling, we're starting to have proper conversations ... We need to really improve our collection systems ... looking to reduce, looking to re-use and swapping in other types of materials for certain kinds of plastics.").
|Posted by hertswow on December 20, 2018 at 3:10 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by hertswow on December 19, 2018 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Resources & Waste Strategy for England, 18th December 2018 (pages 90-91)
4.1.3 Launching a ‘fly-tipping toolkit’
"There are examples of good practice that can be drawn on, for example the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership which brought together a range of organisations to agree on a common approach to tackling fly-tipping and sharing intelligence, which saw an 18% fall in incidents between 2016/17 and 2017/18. Evidence suggests that a lack of knowledge and experience sharing is contributing to the problem. We will therefore create a ‘fly-tipping toolkit’, a web-based tool hosted by the National Fly-tipping Prevention Group to help tackle the issue.
It will cover:
See also Duncan Jones's comment via LinkedIn:
A presentation about the National Fly Tipping Group is available online: