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New regulation on the management of End-of-Life tyres

2020-04-09T19:13:12+01:00Waste|

The Decree of the Italian Ministry of Environment n. 182/2019 has been published today 8th April 2020 on the Official Gazette. The decree is titled “Regulation bringing timing and application modalities about management duties of End-of-Life Tyres in application of art. 228, paragraph 2 of Legislative Decree n. 152/2006”. The new regulation defines the procedures [...]

2019 in 12 news: the summary of the waste sector

2019-12-31T14:09:16+01:00Waste|

Year 2019 is ending and there were many events, big and small. We tried to identify the most important facts that let a mark and, probably, will be diriment also during the coming 2020. Waste sector has been characterized by two main topics: 1) End of waste legislation: a new amendment to art. 184-ter of [...]

Environmental awareness campaign in Marondera on waste management

2019-12-23T12:32:03+01:00Health and safety, Waste|

WasteandChemicals during 2019 worked on the definition of the Feasibility Study for waste management in the city of Marondera (Zimbabwe) within the project "Marondera Integrated Urban Water Management Master Plan project". (https://www.marondera-iuwm.org/) The study showed that the environmental awareness that all citizens shall develop is the one of the most [...]

WasteandChemicals will attend the conference session of RemTech Europe

2019-08-21T15:07:42+01:00Contaminated sites, Environmental assessments, Environmental legal advice, Health and safety, Waste|

RemTech Expo 2019 will take place in Ferrara from September 18th to 20th, 2019. Besides the Expo, on Thursday, September 19th at 9am, the Managing Director of WasteandChemicals Mrs. Lucia Mastacchini will participate in the conference session of RemTech Europe: “Soil and Groundwater remediation, Sediment, Diffuse pollution and SDG” with a presentation entitled “Environmental assessment [...]

WasteandChemicals at the RemTech Expo of Ferrara

2019-07-23T09:32:34+01:00Contaminated sites, Environmental assessments, Environmental legal advice, Health and safety, Waste|

For the first time ever as exhibitors, WasteandChemicals will attend RemTech Expo 2019, i.e. the international event dedicated to the reclamation of contaminated sites, environmental and natural hazards, safety, maintenance and upgrading of the territory, climate change and circular chemistry. Now at its 13th edition, RemTech Expo will take place in Ferrara from September [...]

Biomethane as End of Waste – Lazio follows the example of Lombardy

2019-07-10T10:29:22+01:00Waste|

The famous judgment of Administrative High Court (Consiglio di Stato) n. 1229/2018 on end of waste status for material recovered from nappies using a case by case permit completely stopped the permitting process of many waste treatment plant that was looking for an End-of-waste permit. This stop includes also the biomethane production plants from [...]

Restriction proposal for microplastics

2019-07-10T10:29:54+01:00Health and safety, Waste|

The term “microplastic” identifies all the particles with a dimension lower than 5 mm, composed by plastic polimer that  can’t be (bio)degradated. The microplastics represent a serious environmental and health problem because when released into the sea they became part of the trophic chain and consumers can ingest them. ECHA drafted in 2018 a [...]

The new Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/636 updates the list of POPs

2019-07-10T10:30:11+01:00Health and safety, Waste|

The Regulation (EU) n. 636/2019 published at April 23rd , 2019 has modified the Regulation (EC) n. 850/2004 on Persistent Organic Pollutants introducing the substance pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters. Starting from October 31st, 2019 this substance will be subjected to the waste management provisions defined by art. 7 of Reg. n. 850/2004 [...]

New European Court of Justice Judgment on hazardous waste classification

2019-03-29T13:55:27+01:00Waste|

The European Court of Justice has published the Judgment number C-487/17 and C-489/17 in relation to application of precaution principle to hazardous classification. During 2017 the Rome Prosecutor Offices asked to ECJ to explain the meaning of the word “relevant substances” included in the Regulation n. 1357/2014. The ECJ explains that “relevant sustances” aren’t all [...]

Approval of the new model for the annual waste declaration for the year 2019

2019-02-25T12:48:55+01:00Waste|

The Decree of Presidency of Council of Ministries that defines the models for the annual waste declariation (aka MUD) has been pubblished on Italian Official Gazzette on February 22nd. The new deadline for the presentation will be June 22nd, 120 days after the publication of the decree, as defined by the law n. 70/1994 that [...]