Environment Agency v Thorn International UK Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted July 4th, 2008 in EC law, law reports, waste by sally

Environment Agency v Thorn International UK Ltd; [2008] WLR (D) 219

“A used electrical product, such as a refrigerator or a computer monitor, which had been taken back from its original owner on purchase of a replacement model, and then bought by a company for repair or refurbishment prior to re-sale, was not, while awaiting such repairs, ‘waste’ within the meaning of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Council Directive 75/442/EEC.”

WLR Daily, 3rd July 2008

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Commune de Mesquer v Total France SA and another – WLR Daily

Posted June 26th, 2008 in EC law, law reports, waste by sally

Commune de Mesquer v Total France SA and another (Case C-188/07); [2008] WLR (D) 206

“When heavy fuel oil, produced during the refinement of crude oil, was discharged from a ship at sea, the producer of the oil, as well as the seller of the oil and the charterer of the ship, could be held liable for the cost of disposing of pollution on the coast caused by the oil.”

WLR Daily, 25th June 2008

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Rubbish fines could cost households £50, Government says – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 20th, 2008 in news, waste by sally

“Millions of families face fines of £50 for failing to recycle their rubbish under a new pay-as-you-throw bin charge scheme, a minister has disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2008

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Householders face tougher recycling penalties – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 28th, 2008 in news, waste by sally

“Every household could have to nominate an adult who will take legal responsibility for its bins as townhalls start to crack down on residents who are not recycling properly.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2008

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Mother fined £300 for putting bins out early – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in fines, news, waste by sally

“A woman has been fined nearly £300 for leaving her bins out a day before they were due to be collected.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2008

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Pollutants left in cars because of scrap loophole – The Times

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in environmental protection, news, waste by sally

“More than a million cars a year are being scrapped without having pollutants — such as oil, brake fluid and airbag gas canisters — removed because of a loophole in environmental regulations.”

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The Times, 2nd May 2008

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Father fined for overfilling bin – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in fines, news, waste by sally

“A father-of-four has been left with a criminal record for overfilling his wheelie bin by four inches.”

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BBC News, 22nd April 2008

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Jury to decide if mum threw away apple core – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 31st, 2008 in news, waste by sally

“A young mother-of-three is to be tried by a crown court jury after being accused of throwing an apple core from her car on to the pavement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2008

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United Utilities Water plc v Environment Agency for England and Wales – Times Law Reports

Posted October 26th, 2007 in environmental protection, law reports, waste by sally

Permit required for intermediate treatment

United Utilities Water plc v Environment Agency for England and Wales

House of Lords

“The requirement for a permit in order to operate waste water plants, where the treatment resulted in nonhazardous waste being discarded, applied to installations where intermediate treatment took place prior to transportation to another site for final treatment and disposal.”

The Times, 26th October 2007

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United Utilities Water plc v Environment Agency for England and Wales – WLR Daily

Posted October 18th, 2007 in environmental protection, law reports, waste by sally

United Utilities Water plc v Environment Agency for England and Wales [2007] UKHL 41

“The requirement for a permit to operate waste water treatment plants which disposed of non-hazardous water waste applied to plants where intermediate treatment took place prior to its transportation to another installation for further treatment and disposal. The House of Lords so held in dismissing an appeal by United Utilities Water plc against the decision of the Court of Appeal (Sir Anthony Clarke, MR, Laws and Smith LJJ) [2006] EWCA Civ 633 upholding an order of Nelson J that United Utilities required a permit from the Environment Agency for England and Wales for sludge treatment plants at Bolton, Davyhulme and Widnes.”

WLR Daily, 17th October 2007

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R (OSS Group Ltd) v Environment Agency – Times Law Reports

Posted July 6th, 2007 in environmental protection, law reports, waste by sally

Waste Directive does not cover old lubricating oil used as fuel

R (OSS Group Ltd) v. Environment Agency

Court of Appeal

“Lubricating oil collected after use and processed into fuel oil for burning could cease to be waste before it was burnt.”

The Times, 6th July 2007

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R (OSS Group Ltd.) v. Environment Agency and others, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs intervening – WLR Daily

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in EC law, law reports, waste by sally

R (OSS Group Ltd.) v. Environment Agency and others, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs intervening [2007] EWCA Civ 611

“A lubricating oil which was collected after use and processed into fuel oil for burning, could as a matter of law cease to be waste before it was burnt as fuel for the purposes of Council Directive 2006/12/EC (‘the Waste Framework Directive’).”

WLR Daily, 28th June 2007

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Regina (Thames Water Utilities Ltd.) v. Bromley Magistrates Court, Environment Agency, interested party – Times Law Reports

Posted May 25th, 2007 in EC law, law reports, waste by sally

Escaped sewage was ‘discarded’ waste

Regina (Thames Water Utilities Ltd.) v. Bromley Magistrates Court, Environment Agency, interested party Case C-252/05

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“Waste water which accidentally escaped from a sewerage system was discarded by the sewerage management undertaking and was waste within the EC Waste Directive.”

The Times, 25th May 2007

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R (Thames Water Utilities Ltd.) v. South East London Division, Bromley Magistrates’ Court (Environment Agency, interested party) – WLR Daily

Posted May 14th, 2007 in EC law, law reports, waste by sally

R (Thames Water Utilities Ltd.) v. South East London Division, Bromley Magistrates’ Court (Environment Agency, interested party) (Case C-252/05)

“The fact that the escape of waste water from a sewage system was accidental did not prevent the waste water from having been “discarded” and hence from being “waste” within Directive 75/442.”

WLR Daily, 10th May 2007

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