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EA REPORT ACKNOWLEDGES THE SCALE OF ILLEGAL WASTE OPERATIONS
The Environment Agency has issued its 2015 Sustainable Business Report, which includes details of the waste industry’s environmental performance, pollution incidents and illegal waste operations. The report suggests that while the EA seems to be more efficient in closing down illegal waste sites, 1000 new illegal sites are being discovered per year...
WASTE CRIME IS THE “NEW NARCOTICS”, ACCORDING TO THE HEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency Sir James Bevan likened waste crime to the UK’s war on drugs in the 80s, saying "the system hadn’t quite woken up to the enormity of what was going on and was racing to catch up.”
BOLTON CAR BREAKER FEATURED BY BBC FINED £30K FOR HEALTH & SAFETY BREACHES
A Bolton based scrapyard that featured in a recent BBC documentary series has been sentenced after an employee suffered facial injuries at work. Vehicle breakers firm, The Scrappers Ltd and Terry Walker, a consultant for the company, appeared at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester where they denied breaches of health and safety law....
UPDATED WAMITAB CONTINUING COMPETENCE REVISION GUIDES
We now have the following updated WAMITAB revision guides available to MVDA members....
MISSING VEHICLES CONSULTATION CLOSES TOMORROW
This is a reminder that the EU consultation on missing vehicles closes tomorrow, Wednesday 21st September. Whether or not you voted to leave the EU, the UK is going to be influenced by the EU for the forseeable future. This is a critical issue for ALL legitimate vehicle recyclers, so please take action TODAY
FPP CONSULTATION RESPONSE FINALLY PUBLISHED BY ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
The Environment Agency has just advised us that the Government's response to the recent FPP consultation has just been published. It can be found......
WEBSITE TO NAME & SHAME REPORTED ILLEGAL DISMANTLERS?
MVDA has recently been approached by someone who is also extremely frustrated by the incompetence of the UK Government in recognizing & dealing with illegal car breakers. Like us, they are fed up with.....
SCRAP CATALYSTS - NEW REGULATORY POSITION STATEMENT FROM THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
The new RPS giving sites that accept catalytic converters....
IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY – FAULT ON HAZARDOUS WASTE CONSIGNEE RETURN SPREADSHEET
There is a fault on the consignee return Excel spreadsheet (v5.2.0) we issued in May. You will need to take action to avoid this affecting you further....
NEED TO GET RID OF EXCESS PETROL?
A number of members have recently reported accumulating excess petrol from depollution activities. The best price we are currently aware of is 40p/ litre...