Standardisation Roadmap to support Waste Regulations: Workshops Invitation
10 January 2012As part of the Standardisation Roadmap to support Waste Regulations, we are looking for delegates with experience in waste management operations to participate in three industry-specific workshops.
This Standardisation Roadmap project is a response to an open letter from Lord Henley (Parliamentary Under-Secretary) and Mark Prisk MP (Minister for Business and Enterprise) regarding the Government’s intentions to review waste policies. The British Standards Institution (BSI) has engaged with the above bodies to endeavour to ascertain the exact role standards should play in helping industry demonstrate compliance with the current permitting regime (i.e. Environmental Permitting Regulations).
To inform this aim, BSI has already undertaken extensive research into applicable standards, schemes and regulatory initiatives (in conjunction with the project partners) and now we are looking to engage with individuals across 3 specific waste industries to form a comprehensive picture of waste permitting issues and identify how they could be resolved. Those industries and their respective workshops are as follows (London locations TBC):
- Metal (excluding WEEE) – Monday 20th February 2012
- Biowaste (anaerobic digestion, composting and land-spreading) – Friday 24th February 2012
- Recycling – Monday 27th February 2012
The questions that we will be looking to answer include:
- What standards exist that do and/or could support compliance with waste regulation and waste permits?
- What schemes already exist to support compliance with waste regulations and waste permits?
- What are the standards gaps?
- What standards could be developed to assist industry in demonstrating compliance with waste regulations and waste permits?
- What specific compliance issues faced by industry can be resolved with the aid of standards?
- What cost savings and other benefits can be achieved according to industry?
If you would like to attend any of the above workshops, please register your interest on the following link: