The Environment Agency has announced that Quality Protocols will be developed for 4 new waste material streams as part of its Waste Protocol 2009/10 programme of work with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
A Quality Protocol contains key criteria a product produced from a certain waste type must meet, to ensure that the finished product is no longer a waste. This means that it can be used without waste management controls as it poses no harm to human health or the environment.
The 4 new material streams include:
• Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) glass from television screens and other display equipment, which can be used as an aggregate in road construction or as a substitute for virgin sand.
• Non-virgin wood from post-industrial and post-consumer sources, which can be used in place of virgin wood.
• Compressed tyre bales, which can be used as a fill for noise absorption or as a substitute for virgin aggregates.
• Treated ash from the incineration of poultry litter, feathers and straw, which can be reused as a fertiliser.
Posted under Environmental Regulations and Legislation and Waste Management on 31 July 2009