All companies are required to keep up to date with the latest recycling legislation. We have included some helpful information, links and downloads about what you need to know…
What Does Legislation state
Legislation which is particularly relevant to plastics is the 1994 European Union Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste 94/62/EC (the Packaging Directive), which aimed to establish producer responsibility for packaging waste. The directive was implemented in the UK through the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997 and the Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 1998.
The former sets targets for the recovery and recycling of packaging wastes, including plastics packaging waste. These targets are currently being revised by the EU. The UK government has recently published the national packaging recycling and recovery targets for 2006 and beyond. These require 23% of plastics waste to be recovered by 2006, rising to 25.5% by 2010.
For detailed information on these regulations and targets, see Waste Watch’s Legislation information sheet.
The Environment Agency has a dedicated section on their website relating to waste and how businesses’s must comply with new legislationhttp://www.environment-agency.gov.uk (Waste Section)
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£100k investment in new secure destruction unit
Following demand for its secure destruction services, Recycled UK has invested £100,000 into a new 14,500 sq ft bonded warehouse in Coseley.
The unit includes 6 position picking stations and an automatic bailing machine, along with state-of-the-art CCTV systems so that customers can log in and watch their products being destroyed.
CDs, DVDs and x-ray films are all catered for and the facility has already been audited, approved and accredited to FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).