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The Garden Waste Debate: Exploring Scotland’s Permit System In recent years, many councils across Scotland have implemented a permit system for garden waste collection, raising questions about its effectiveness and fairness. With 21 out of 32 councils now charging for garden waste collection, it’s crucial to examine whether these permits are a sensible approach to managing green waste. Let’s delve into the debate surrounding garden waste permits and assess their impact on both residents and
  Environmental Compliance Update: Monitoring Fugitive Emissions from Shredding Waste Upholstered Domestic Seating πŸ” Background: The Environment Agency has issued RPS 297, providing guidance for waste treatment sites handling shredded waste upholstered domestic seating (WUDS) containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Whilst this position statement only applies to England, if you are handling POPs/WUDS in Scotland and the rest of the UK it would be prudent to take this into account. πŸ“‹ Key Conditions to Meet:
Resource Management Association Scotland (RMAS) Site visit to Optimum Eco Group – Restructa Ltd. and CCL (North) Ltd. We had the pleasure of taking part in the RMAS site visit to Optimum Eco Group, sites Restructa Ltd. and CCL (North) Ltd, both in Irvine. After a brief catch up over tea/ coffee and pastries, we were spilt into groups and taken by bus to the first site, CCL (North) Ltd. Established in 2000, CCL is
Albion is delighted to launch our new β€œLitterID” service for local authorities in the UK. Using the latest technology, developed in collaboration with leading universities in the UK, litter can be tested and DNA identified. The test will take place at a lab near our office and takes less than 5 minutes to be completed. Once the test result is available the result is uploaded into our computer system using the latest AI technology to
The Scottish Government have released proposed amendments to the MRF Code of Practice (CoP), running from February 2024 – 19 April 2024, aiming to support the rollout of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging from 2025. Albion has reviewed the consultation and listed some of the main changes below: Key highlights include: Expansion of CoP scope to include bulking facilities, mandating sampling and reporting for MFs handling waste from multiple suppliers. Increased sampling frequency for