Category: Waste Management

WA Management blog posts relating to Waste Management.

Important Update on Wood Waste Handling Regulations

The Environment Agency (EA) has officially announced the discontinuation of ‘Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250,’ which is in effect from September 1, 2023. This decision is expected to bring about alterations in the regulations governing the management of waste wood within the construction and demolition (C&D) sector. What’s changing? ‘RPS 250’ currently permits the transportation […]

Looking After Our Oceans

2021 will be a crucial year for our planet, with the UN COP26 climate conference in November and the G7 Summit this month. The 8th of June also marks World Ocean Day. This important international day seeks “to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems.” […]

Week Commencing 20/01/2020 – In The News

New IOSH Leading Safely Open Course We are excited to reveal the date of our next IOSH ‘Leading Safely’ open course will be Thursday 26th March 2020! Leading Safely is designed to empower employers in making safe and sustainable business decisions. It is recognised by BuildUK as suitable safety training for anyone in Senior Management […]

October 2017 – In the News

Two workers on a construction site.

Fireworks in November Remember, remember the fifth of November, Fireworks, Bonfires, so hot, We see no reason Why Firework Season Should be such a dangerous lot! 990 injuries were caused in the UK last October and November as the result of improper safety measures around fireworks and bonfires. Enjoy the magic without the danger and […]

May 2017 – In the News

A field by a road

£750,000 fine for ‘reckless’ asbestos failure Some 200 workers were put at risk to the exposure of asbestos during the early demolition phase of a project, resulting in a £750,000 fine for a construction firm. The HSE carried out two investigations of working practices at a site in 2013 and 2014 while Barroerock Construction Limited […]

March 2016 – In the News

A digger shoveling.

Suspended Jail Sentence For Construction Worker With ‘Staggering Disregard For Personal Safety’ A steel erector has received a suspended jail term after a member of the public photographed him balancing on scaffold tubes about 27 m off the ground and alerted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Manchester Magistrates’ Court was told that David Mullholland, […]

The Waste Mountain of Coffee Cups

A man with a foghorn and a cup standing in front of a double decker bus with coffee cups on its side that spell out 'Wake up and smell the waste.'

Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They’re wrong – those cups aren’t recyclable, and the UK throws away 2.5bn of them a year. It must stop, writes Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. One chilly morning last March – exactly the sort of morning when a warming cafe latte could […]

August 2016 – In the News

Caffe Nero, Costa and Starbucks recyclable coffee cups

Would you put your phone in a cement mixer? British phone retailer Tuffphones has unveiled a new range of hard-wearing handsets aimed at construction workers and outdoors enthusiasts. It’s the latest addition to a range of extra-durable Android devices in the growing market for rugged phones. The BBC took them to a building site to […]

£250k Fine after Employees are Overcome by Fumes

A judge's gavel

A food waste disposal and recycling firm has been fined £250,000 after three employees were overcome by toxic gases, including hydrogen sulphide, and a reduced oxygen atmosphere in an animal waste facility in Stoke-on-Trent. The prosecution comes 12 months after the firm was fined £660,000 following the death of an employee. Prosecuting, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

April 2016 – In the News

A panini

The 2016 Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines: How Have Things Changed for Companies? On 1 February 2016, the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences came into force. They direct the courts to consider the sentencing of offending organisations by way of a step-by-step approach, primarily examining culpability, the seriousness of harm risked and […]