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VRA ENDORSES SERIOUS ORGANISED WASTE CRIME REVIEW REPORT

15/11/2018

The review into “serious and organised” waste crime, ordered by Government in June, was published by Defra on 14th November. The review looked at the government’s approach to tackling waste crime. As a result of our extensive work on ELV-related waste crime, VRA was interviewed as part of this review. The report made 10 recommendations, which are fully supported by VRA – indeed many have also been proposed by VRA in the last 3 years. The recommendations of the review will now be considered and responded to in Defra’s forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy.

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INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLING 2019

14/11/2018

The International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT) brings together the leading international automotive recycler associations, industry officials, guest speakers and local auto recyclers to discuss the global auto recycling industry. Previous IRT’s in Brussels, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Coffs Harbour, Quebec City, Liverpool, Phoenix, Kushiro, Malacca City, and Niagara Falls have been a catalyst for the global recyclers to share information about emerging technical and regulatory trends, business opportunities, and to showcase local and industry best practices. Held every 18 months the IRT brings the peak national associations to discuss the ever-changing world of auto recycling. The next IRT is scheduled for 2-4 May 2019 in Norfolk, England.

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A MESSAGE FROM DVLA

12/11/2018

The Government Secure Intranet (GSi) network is being phased out across government. As a result, DVLA will remove '.gsi' from email addresses from Friday 16 November 2018. This change will impact how you deal with the DVLA. You are required to update any records you have, including email addresses and automated forms that use a DVLA email address. As an example, you will need to change these from:

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FPP DOESN'T GO FAR ENOUGH SAY INSURERS

12/11/2018

Fire prevention plans (FPPs) and the challenges and changes they are bringing to the waste industry were at the centre of discussions at a Waste Sector Fire Conference this week. Some recyclers said they had faced commercial difficulties complying with stack heights and separation distances. From an insurance perspective however, there were suggestions that they want regulations to go further.

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WAMITAB ACCEPTED ONTO THE REGISTER OF APPROVED END POINT ASSESSMENT ORGANISATIONS FOR THE METAL RECYCLING GENERAL OPERATIVE STANDARD

09/11/2018

WAMITAB is pleased to announce that they have been accepted onto the Register of Approved End-Point Assessment Organisations to deliver end-point assessment for the Metal Recycling General Operative Standard. “WAMITAB Assessment” will operate as a service of WAMITAB, separate from its activities as an Awarding Organisation. Chris James, Chief Executive Officer for WAMITAB, said: “WAMITAB looks forward to working further with partners in the metals recycling sector whose operatives will benefit from a first class apprenticeship assessed by the industry professionals at WAMITAB.” See the enclosed press release document for more details

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REMINDER - HYBRID & ELECTRIC VEHICLES - ON-LINE MEMBER SURVEY

09/11/2018

VRA is concerned that ATF members may not be getting enough information and guidance about, and understand the dangers associated with, handling HEVs & their batteries. For this reason, we are asking members to complete this brief survey. We are not asking for any identification; we just want to know how prepared (or not) our members are & what further measures we need to take to assist members. Depending on the results, & if there is sufficient interest, we may organize some training sessions for members early in 2019.

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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY CRACKS DOWN ON ILLEGAL CAR BREAKERS IN PORTSMOUTH

09/11/2018

This is a project we initiated with the EA last year. It sprang out of some work on illegals we were doing with the local team leader. It's great work.

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WASTE SECTOR HIGHLIGHTED IN ORGANISED CRIME STRATEGY

09/11/2018

According to the Home Office Serious and Organised Crime Strategy 2018 published on 1st November, the waste sector is an example of where expertise and resource within the private sector is being integrated into partnership working in order to respond to the threats of organised crime. The document also reports that the Environment Agency is setting up an....

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FOR SALE BY AUCTION - EDGE SLAYER-XL SHREDDER

08/11/2018

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COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE FOR WASTE & RECYCLING

08/11/2018

The Communications Conference provides an unrivalled opportunity for professionals working within recycling and waste management to discuss, debate and hear innovative, practical tools and techniques which can be applied in your organisation to tackle everyday communications challenges. It takes place on 13th November 2018.

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