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News round-up 14/11

Hazardous waste consultation; Soros invests in FCC; Eunomia reviews Aster Group; ACE UK wins packaging award

EA consults on hazardous waste rules

The Environment Agency (EA) has launched a consultation on amendment to the hazardous waste classification and assessment process.

The changes include:

  • amendments to the List of Waste (or European Waste Catalogue)
  • a major revision of hazardous properties
  • the adoption of the new system of chemical classification

The EA seeks feedback on the amendment it has made to its guidance. The consultation is open until 31 January and is available here.

Environment Agency  

Soros to acquire 25% of FCC

US billionaire George Soros will become a key shareholder in FCC Environment’s parent company FCC following a €1bn (£790m) rights issue aimed at paying down debt, according to Reuters.

Soros, one of the world’s richest men, will own around 25% of FCC’s capital.


Eunomia to review Aster Group’s waste management

Eunomia has signed a contract with Aster Group, a UK provider of affordable housing schemes and assisted living for young people and adults with special needs.

The consultancy has been tasked to review the group’s waste management practices with a particular focus on the planned and responsive repairs business, Aster Property.

Rob Gillies, senior consultant at Eunomia, said: “[This is] an exciting new avenue for Eunomia’s waste operations practice and we are hopeful that the work we do with Aster will form a valuable case study for other similar organisations.”

Press Release

ACE UK wins packaging award

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE) UK has won the packaging award CSR Initiative of the Year.

The group said it was in recognition of its efforts to improve the environmental and economic case for beverage carton recycling with the opening of the UK’s first purpose-built carton recycling facility in September 2013.

Press Release

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