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The Waste (Circular Economy) Regulations 2020

27 October 2020
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Environment Act 1995
  • Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003
  • Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009
  • The End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003
  • The End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005
  • The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005
  • The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007
  • The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007
  • The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008
  • The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009
  • The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011
  • The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012
  • The Climate Change Agreements (Eligible Facilities) Regulations 2012
  • The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013
  • The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2015
  • The Renewables Obligation Order 2015
  • The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
  • The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017
  • The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017
Comes into force: 1st October 2020
Jurisdiction: UK

Measures have been implemented to prevent the generation of waste and to monitor and assess the implementation of these measures. Waste collection authorities are not required to ensure that waste paper, metal, plastic or glass are collected separately if doing so does not deliver the best environmental outcome, is not technically feasible or would involve disproportionate economic costs.

A new statutory permit condition is introduced, restricting acceptance for incineration or landfill, of waste paper, metal, plastic and glass collected separately in preparation for re-use or recycling.

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