Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is consulting on ways to reduce litter and increase recycling / reuse of drinks containers, including deposit and reward and return schemes. Consultation closes 30th October. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/call-for-evidence-drinks-containers/
The Environment Agency is consulting on the formulation of a Standard Rule on unintentional receipt of radioactive materials and radioactive waste. Consultation closes 1st December.
The rule will cover the accumulation and disposal of radioactive materials and radioactive waste and apply to operators of metal recycling facilities or any other facility which operates a radiation detection system and which may, inadvertently, receive radioactive materials and radioactive waste. The rules will also apply to the use of radiation detection systems by the UK Border Force.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting on proposals for controlling the costs of biomass conversion and co-firing under the Renewables Obligation. Consultation closes 26th October.
Views are sought on proposals for controlling the costs of non-grandfathered biomass conversion and co-firing units under the Renewables Obligation, to apply from 1 April 2018 (subject to the outcome of this consultation and Parliamentary approval). The two options proposed are a generator cap or a re-banding of support levels.