Guidance on hazardous waste rules issued amid delays to new regime

Technical guidance on how to interpret the new EU definition of hazardous waste has been published by the Environment Agency to help industry navigate a course through a bewildering range of semi-implemented EU law. 1 The new system, soon to replace the UK's "special waste" regime, will significantly increase the range of wastes falling under special controls, but regulations paving the way for full implementation have yet to emerge from the Environment Department.

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