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Exemption for a waste collection permit in respect of food waste

When does the exemption for a waste collection permit apply in respect of food waste under Article 30 (1) (g) of the Waste Collection Permit Regulations 2007-2008? Waste collection permit legislation only applies to the collection of animal by-products in respect of “catering waste”. The collection and transport of all other types and categories of...

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Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

More than 80% of marine litter is plastics. The European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules that target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. These products are the biggest part of the problem. Together they constitute 70% of all marine...

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Case Study: Waste Facility Permit

Waste Facility Permits (WFP) are granted for a period of 5 years.  An application for a renewal of a WFP must be made to the licensing authority such that the facility can continue to operate.

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Environmental Legislation: Compliance & Benefits

All businesses have a legal obligation to comply with existing environmental legislation.  In addition, management standards such as ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and I.S. EN 16001, require you to identify, maintain and update a list of relevant legislation. Compliance with Environmental Regulations requires detailed consideration of legal obligations, technical requirements and both direct and indirect...

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Environmental Management: Legislation & Best Practice

Environmental management has a raft of legislation associated with it covering air emissions water, waste water, integrated pollution control now known as industrial emissions. Environmental management has significant implications for business in terms of legal compliance, cost and technical measures to be implemented. How you address environmental management can have a significant bearing on your business and profitability. There are...

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Article 11: Determine Which Waste Authorisation is Required

The Article 11 process is the mechanism which can be used where there is uncertainty as to which type of waste authorisation may required  – i.e. waste licence, waste facility permit, certificate of registration or none of these. Clarification can be sought from the Environmental Protection Agency to determine the question for you in advance...

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Environmental Management: Legislation & Best Practice

Environmental management has a raft of legislation associated with it covering air emissions water, waste water, integrated pollution control now known as industrial emissions. Environmental management has significant implications for business in terms of legal compliance, cost and technical measures to be implemented. How you address environmental management can have a significant bearing on your business and profitability. There are...

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Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

A waste collection permit is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.   Waste Collection Permit Guide Existing permit holders should take note of the expiry date of your waste collection permit. A waste collection permit is valid for 5 years from the grant date. We have outlined...

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Environmental Management: Legislation & Best Practice

Environmental management has a raft of legislation associated with it covering air emissions water, waste water, integrated pollution control now known as industrial emissions. Environmental management has significant implications for business in terms of legal compliance, cost and technical measures to be implemented. How you address environmental management can have a significant bearing on your business and profitability. There are...

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The European Union Water Policy Regulations

The European Union (Water Policy) Regulations 2014 places new obligations on Local Authorities in coordinating the catchment management and public participation elements of the Water Framework Directive.  It assigns responsibility to Local Authorities for regional coordination, public participation, and support to the Minister and the EPA in the development and implementation of the River Basin...

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