SEPA aims to clear up reuse definition confusion

Proposals from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency suggest it will be stricter than its English counterpart on rules for moving waste destined for reuse

It is unclear how upcycling will be effected under SEPA's proposals. Photograph: Pichet Wongpradit/123RFScottish companies trading in materials for reuse will be helped to identify whether or not they are covered under waste regulation with the launch of a new consultation.

Draft guidance, published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on 10 October, was drawn up after a stakeholder workshop last year found there was a lack of clarity about when and how waste legislation applies to reuse activities.

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