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November 21-22nd 2017 4th European REACH Congress 

Go to the events page of the website for full details

Chemicals supply chain launches new guidance to assist companies in meeting waste packaging obligations 

The document provides guidance for assessing whether packaging to be taken offsite is waste or not and if waste, whether it is waste packaging or not and whether it should be classified as hazardous or non-hazardous. It includes a method that allows for the weight of the packaging to be taken into account and is intended to be complementary to the joint environment agencies’ Technical Guidance WM3

This guidance document “The assessment and classification of waste packaging” was developed by trade associations[1] representing companies operating in the chemicals supply chain that use packaging.  The Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Environment Protection Agency have welcomed the development of this guidance and have agreed to its adoption in England, Wales and Scotland.

The document provides guidance for assessing whether packaging to be taken offsite is waste or not and if waste, whether it is waste packaging or not and whether it should be classified as hazardous or non-hazardous. It includes a method that allows for the weight of the packaging to be taken into account and is intended to be complementary to the joint environment agencies’ Technical Guidance WM3[2].  The guidance will also support companies in the context of resource efficiency and the concept of the circular economy.

 

The guidance is available to view here.

 


[1] Trade Associations involved include British Association for Chemical Specialities, British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association, British Adhesives and Sealants Association, British Coatings Federation, British Plastics Federation, Chemical Business Association, Chemical Industries Association, International Fragrance Association, Industrial Packaging Association, Solvents Industry Association, and United Kingdom Lubricants Association

[2] Waste Classification: Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste WM3 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/waste-classification-technical-guidance

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UK Chemicals Industry and Brexit 

PM Picks on UK Chemicals Industry in Brexit Discussions

The UK Chemicals industry was picked out by PM for their discussion on Brexit on the evening of 14th July 2017. 

If you follow this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08x4rq5 and FF about 14 minutes in you can hear what was said.

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FEICA NEWS - Current trends in key adhesive raw ma 

IVK, the German Adhesive Association, has published a report on current trends in raw materials. See details on the FEICA

http://www.basaonline.co.uk/members/workingparties.aspx?id=1562

Go to Minutes and Reports to download the report

 

 

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Effective Customer Communication 1 Day Workshop on 12th July 2017 

This is the second in BASA's planned series of 3 workshops designed to offer a cost effective management training programme, particularly for SME members.

THIS WORKSHOP IS INTENDED FOR;

People who have some contact with customers or prospective customers who want to develop their skills in communicating more effective to help win more business. These people could be from technical, production, commercial, customer service and even accountants!

 

Visit the BASA events page for more information and access to the booking form.

 

This is a small workshop for groups of 10 people, designed to provide individual guidance and is an excellent opportunity for members to offer low cost, high quality training to staff.

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Access to BASA notices 

For members whose email systems are preventing receipt of BASA electronic notices, they can access notices here. They must be logged in to follow the link

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