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Business and Commercial Waste



Overview
 

You must:

  Keep waste to a minimum by doing everything you reasonably can to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste (in that order).

Sort and store waste safely and securely.

  Complete a waste transfer note for each load of waste that leaves your premises.

  Check if your waste carrier is registered to dispose of waste.

  Not allow the waste carrier to dispose of your waste illegally (and report them to crimestoppers if they do).

You have extra responsibilities if you're dealing with hazardous waste.

Business waste includes any waste that comes from:

  • any commercial activity – including any you run from your home
  • construction
  • demolition
  • industry
  • agriculture

How long your duty of care lasts

Your duty of care lasts from the moment you produce the waste until you give it to a licensed waste business to deal with.

You’re still responsible to check how that business deals with your waste if you suspect it’s not following the duty of care.

You should report if another business mishandles your waste.

Duty of Care
 

You must:

  • classify your waste and know if it’s hazardous or non-hazardous so you can deal with it correctly
  • register your premises if you produce or store hazardous waste
  • usually get a permit to store, treat, transport or dispose of your waste yourself
  • store your waste safely and securely
  • follow the rules for moving waste off your business premises
  • check that any business you use to deal with your waste is licensed, and keep proof of this – eg take a copy of their licence

You have extra responsibilities if you’re dealing with hazardous waste.

Consider alternatives

You must consider all other options before you dispose of waste.

Consider these 5 steps in order. They’re known as the ‘waste hierarchy’.

  1. Prevent – eg use fewer and less hazardous materials, and use things for longer.

  2. Reuse.

  3. Recycle.

  4. Recover – eg anaerobic digestion or incineration for energy recovery.

  5. Dispose – eg landfill and incineration without energy recovery.

Classifying Different Types of Waste
 

You must describe any waste your business produces before you send it for recycling and disposal.

Classifying your waste will help you:

  • decide how to handle it
  • complete the paperwork you must give waste contractors so they can manage your waste - this is part of your ‘duty of care’
You may need to meet additional requirements if you want to dispose of hazardous waste.

What to include in your description


Your description must include:
  • the waste classification code, also referred to as LoW (List of Waste) or EWC (European Waste Catalogue) code
  • whether it’s hazardous
  • the type of premises or business where the waste was produced
  • the name of the substance or substances
  • the process that produced the waste
  • a chemical and physical analysis
  • any special problems, requirements or knowledge related to the waste
You must consider all the waste your business produces.

Check the technical guidance on waste - it also includes information about waste classification, hazardous waste and waste sampling.

You must not use landfill waste acceptance criteria (WAC) results for waste classification purposes.

How to find out if your waste is hazardous

In most cases you can check the waste code or codes associated with your type of waste - it’ll have an asterisk if it’s hazardous.

Some wastes may have both hazardous and non-hazardous entries, eg where one refers to the containing hazardous substances.

In these cases, you must determine the waste’s composition and assess if it has hazardous properties or components before you can classify it - check the manufacturers’ product safety data sheets for this information.

Many products include orange and black danger symbols or red and white hazard pictograms to indicate they’re hazardous - check the technical guidance on waste for more information.

Some products (eg cosmetics and medicines) aren’t normally labeled with hazard symbols - check the product’s safety data sheet.

Mixing waste

It’s illegal to mix a hazardous waste with either non-hazardous or another hazardous waste.

Check how to mix and store hazardous waste in the technical guidance on waste.

You will usually need more than one code if you store more than one type of non-hazardous waste in your container.

If you need more help

You can seek advice from a specialist waste contractor if you’re not sure whether it’s hazardous or not.

For more information, contact the Environment Agency.

Environment Agency
Email: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk
Telephone: 03708 506 506
Minicom: 03702 422 549
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Licenses and Registration
 

Usually you need a permit to store, treat or dispose of waste.

You can check if you need to get an environmental permit or registered exemption in England.

Register as a hazardous waste producer

You must register your business premises in England if you produce or store hazardous waste.

You don’t need to register if you produce less than 500kg of waste in any 12 months

Sorting and Storage
 

You must sort and keep separate:

  • hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste
  • different types of non-hazardous waste
  • different types of hazardous waste
  • different types of waste oil

You need to get an environmental permit to mix waste - read the guidance on mixing waste.

Store your waste

You must store waste safely and securely. To do this:

  • store waste in a secure place
  • use suitable containers that will stop waste escaping
  • label containers clearly with the type of waste they contain
  • use covers to stop waste blowing away
  • use waterproof covers if rain could cause contaminated run-off or prevent the waste from being reused
  • keep liquid hazardous waste in a dedicated area, with a bund or barrier to to stop liquid leaking, eg into a drain

You have extra responsibilities if you’re storing hazardous waste – you must:

  • display written instructions for storing and disposing of it
  • keep records about it and where it’s located
  • carry out a risk assessment, eg to identify what the risks are and how to control them
  • regularly check for leaks, deteriorating containers or other potential risks

You may need an environmental permit to store your own or other people’s waste. The permit will confirm any extra rules for storing waste on your site.

There are extra responsibilities for certain types of waste – read the technical guidance on waste for more advice about separating and mixing hazardous waste during production, storage, transport, recovery and disposal.

Moving Waste
 

There are rules on how to move waste off your business premises.

You must:

  • use a licensed waste business to collect, recycle, recover or dispose of your waste in England
  • get a licence to transport your own waste in England
  • keep to the restrictions if you move waste between countries

You have extra responsibilities depending on whether you’re moving:

  • hazardous waste
  • non-hazardous waste

Waste collectors must set up separate collections of waste for:

  • paper and cardboard
  • plastic
  • metal
  • glass

Move waste between countries

You can usually only import or export waste to recover it. You won’t usually be able to import or export waste for disposal, eg landfill.

Read the guide on waste imports and exports.

Disposal
 

You have different responsibilities depending on whether you’re disposing of:

  • hazardous waste
  • non-hazardous waste

You have extra responsibilities when you’re dealing with electrical waste if you’re a distributor.

Gypsum and plasterboard

You must keep gypsum and plasterboard separate from other wastes when you send it for disposal. It must not go to landfill mixed with biodegradable waste.

You can only send gypsum and plasterboard to a landfill site with a permit to accept it.

You can contact the environment organisation in your region if you have questions about disposal or other types of waste.

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Smith Brothers appointed as EPC provider on momentous Arlington Energy portfolio

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Yorkshire power contractor Smith Brothers has been appointed by Arlington Infrastructure Ltd to act as the preferred EPC provider for its forthcoming 1GW UK portfolio of energy storage and gas peaker projects. Smith Brothers has been given the go ahead on the first two projects, totalling 60MW, with construction currently underway. Arlington made waves in the UK energy industry recently, when the company announced it had been successful in securing an initial £200m (US$255 million) funding line for the portfolio – the largest financing of its kind in the UK. Having worked collaboratively with the clean energy investment group on the project development for the past 12 months, Elland-based electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers will lead the engineering, procurement and construction elements of the portfolio – with sites ranging from 5-50MW. David Ogden, commercial director at Smith Brothers said: “Firstly, we have to say congratulations to Arlington for securing such a significant investment – it’s a huge win for the sector. There is no doubt that storage, flexible gas assets and renewables are playing an ever-increasing role within the energy landscape. “The Smith Brothers team has worked closely with Arlington to move the portfolio forward over the past year, and we are delighted that our technical expertise enables us to support them during this exciting new phase of growth.” Matt Clare, director of Arlington Infrastructure added: “Given the scale of our portfolio and our approach to the market generally, it was crucial that we worked with the most experienced partners throughout every stage to ensure our projects are built to the highest quality. Smith Brothers has played a vital role within the planning phases, and it made complete sense for the firm to oversee the electrical engineering deliverables once we hit shovel ready.” With work already in progress, the sites will be developed over the next three years, with the first aiming for completion by the end of quarter three of 2019. *Photo credit to Hazel Capital
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YPS Were The Right Fit for Hammonds Furniture!

Monday 26 November 2018

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of shrink wrapping equipment, are delighted to announce their installation of a wide inline sleeve wrapper and shrink tunnel into the Hinckley-based factory of Hammonds Furniture. Hammonds Furniture are the UK’s premium supplier of custom-built fitted furniture for the UK’s bedrooms, kitchens and home offices. With more than 90 years experience in their industry, they are known for delivering only the best solutions in storage and furnishing, with beautiful designs, superior quality, expert craftmanship and scrupulous attention to detail. Before contacting YPS, Hammonds were already protecting their boxed components of fitted furniture with shrink wrapping, ready for shipping to their network of UK fitters. In fact, the demand for their furniture is such that the company were using as many as five separate shrink wrapping lines. Early this year, Hammonds noted that their existing machinery was coming to the end of its useful life. As well as replacing it, they hoped to secure better ongoing UK back-up and support. Hammonds always conduct extensive research before investing in important equipment. As such, YPS arranged for Hammonds to visit several installations at their existing customers’ sites, before accompanying them to their factory to see the equipment in manufacture. Impressed by what they saw, Hammonds placed an order for a 1600mm wide inline sleeve wrapper incorporating a low level film holder and additional guarding, as well as a shrink tunnel. Full factory acceptance tests were completed and agreed within only three hours, which Hammonds were particularly impressed by. The benefit of this shrink wrapping solution for Hammonds has been the ability to now wrap larger products than ever before. Furthermore, the process is now faster and more efficient. The extended service contract package that YPS included now guarantees the increased peace of mind for back up and support that Hammonds required. Dave Linforth, Production Engineering Manager at Hammonds Furniture, stated ‘YPS made every aspect of our purchase simple and ensured that the equipment suited our requirements exactly. The factory sign-off was the quickest and smoothest I’ve ever done!’ Glyn Johnson, YPS M.D. continued ‘I am pleased that we’ve been able to offer Hammonds Furniture a machine that can accommodate their entire product range and future-proofs their operation. I hope they will choose YPS again for any further shrink wrapping needs.’
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A New Home for the Printasys team!

Friday 23 November 2018

Recently we made the decision to find somewhere to set up our base and create a space that allowed us to meet clients, connect with other local businesses and introduce them to CFH Docmail. It was important for us to have a base in the heart of our local town of Huddersfield so we could ensure we feed back into the local economy. We found a perfect solution that allows us the flexibility to meet clients and book out space when we need it. We are excited to announce that our new base is at the excellent 3M Buckley Innovation Centre and we couldn't be happier with our decision as we share the building with over 40 other businesses! We are also very pleased to be connected directly with the University of Huddersfield and we have had the chance to meet many of the academic team and students. We really look forward to working with them on projects in the future. Are you local or in the area? It would be great to see anyone who wants to learn more about what we do, or just to have a coffee and a chat. Let us know and we can book a time that works best for you! Get in touch: brian@printasys.co.uk or john@printasys.co.uk
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Heald Secures Manufacturer Award Success

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Heald Ltd, the Yorkshire-based manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation systems is celebrating double success during The Manufacturer’s Digital Manufacturing Week which took place in Liverpool during 12th – 16th November. With a listing in both The Manufacturer Top 100 List and a win at the MX Awards, the recognition is testament to a record year for Heald which has seen revenues increase by 60% through increasing its distribution networks in the USA, Europe and rest of the world. At a ceremony held at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Managing Director, Debbie Heald MBE was named as an Exemplar in The Manufacturer Top 100 listing (ranking in the Top 20), having been identified as an inspiring leader and someone who drives cultural change within the manufacturing industry. The list showcases the most inspiring individuals in industry, to illustrate the enthusiasm and commitment present in modern manufacturing. Heald were also awarded a surprise win during The Manufacturer MX Awards which took place the following evening. Having been named as a finalist in the Export category, Heald were named on the evening as the winners of the Progressive SME Award. The category was open to all finalists with Heald being announced the winners following an in-depth review process which included a presentation before a judging panel. Commenting on Heald’s success, Debbie Heald MBE said: “I am incredibly proud to be named as an Exemplar in the Top 100, alongside some of the UK’s manufacturing greats. I am also extremely proud of the Heald team who play an integral role in the success of the business helping to drive forward innovation in manufacturing. To be awarded the Progressive SME award is testament to their hard work and dedication”. Success with The Manufacturer comes shortly after the company secured a double award win at the Yorkshire Post Business Awards where Heald won the Turnover up to £10m Award, while Debbie Heald MBE took home the Leadership Award.
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Premier Sleeve Wrappers for Premier Labellers!

Monday 12 November 2018

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd, the UK’s premium supplier of shrink wrapping equipment and shrink films, are delighted to announce their latest installation of a sleeve sealer and shrink tunnel into the Harwich-based factory of Premier Labellers. Premier Labellers are not only the UK’s leading manufacturer of labelling machinery, but also provide contract packing solutions with over twenty years of industry experience. Their expertise has meant that they are the trusted go-to supplier for many household name brands including Brewdog. The company have packaged millions of different products for their customers through a range of methods, of which shrink wrapping is a popular choice. In September, Premier Labellers approached YPS looking to replace their existing shrink sleeving equipment that had become too slow for their requirements. The equipment offered by YPS was a semi automatic sleeve sealer and shrink tunnel with gravity conveyor. Premier Labellers took advantage of the shrink wrapping suppliers’ flexible three month hire scheme where the rental costs can be deducted from any following purchase. Within just two days of agreeing the hire, Premier Labellers were up and running. The introduction of YPS shrink wrapping equipment has delivered the increased reliability and speeds that Premier Labellers desired. In turn, it has maximised their potential to win new contracts and new customers. ‘What most impressed us was the efficiency with which Yorkshire Packaging provided the solution to our needs. After placing our order on a Thursday, the sleeving line was delivered to our site on the Friday and was commissioned the following Monday. As a result of the new equipment, our co-packing operation is much more reliable and has given us absolute peace of mind. Thank you.’ Alex Tolescu, Business Development Executive at Premier Labellers. Jonny Braithwaite, Director at Yorkshire Packaging commented ‘It was a real pleasure to work with Premier Labellers because our businesses have many synergies. I’m very pleased that they have seen a real return on their investment and I look forward to helping them with any further shrink wrapping requirements in the future.’
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YPS Award Win Celebrated at London Dinner Event!

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Team YPS enjoyed a fantastic opportunity to relive their stunning triple award take-home on Thursday night, 1st November, in real style! Hosted by worldwide accountancy firm Mazars, YPS and the other family business champions from across the UK were wined and dined in the spectacular glass-fronted setting of Tower Bridge House, overlooking Tower Bridge and the Tower of London against the backdrop of the twinkling city skyline at night. Family Business Place, organisers of the National Family Business Awards (which are now in their 10th year) arranged the evening in conjunction with Mazars to celebrate their chosen winning businesses of 2018. As winners of three categories, two for the North East region and one national category, the event would not have been complete without YPS! The line-up for the evening involved a speech from Family Business Place's M.D. Amalia Brightley-Gillott on the importance of family businesses to the UK economy, followed by a delectable three course dinner, a presentation from entrepreneur and CEO of The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation company Damien Walters and ended with an opportunity for networking with the other winners and charitable sponsors. Olivia Routledge, YPS marketing manager commented; 'What a wonderful evening shared with like-minded people! We've made some brilliant connections from other family businesses in a huge range of industries tonight, but the highlight was watching the footage of our award wins from this summer. Thanks for our invitation Family Business Place!' The National Family Business Awards 2019 open for entries in January – here’s hoping that YPS will be celebrating more prizes next November!
Posted by Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd
5th-9th November is ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’ 2018!

Wednesday 07 November 2018

This week is the annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, now in it’s sixth year. Using a huge social media push, under the hashtag #TEWeek18, the organisers aim to change perceptions of engineering among young people and educational institutions. The project also hopes to inspire the next generation of engineers by really shouting about and raising awareness of the difference they can make to UK industries and to our workplaces. This is a topic very close to our hearts at Yorkshire Packaging, where we have seen first-hand the amazing contributions that come from getting young people involved in our engineering department. In recent years, we have nurtured the next generation of engineers in packaging through the introduction of an apprenticeship programme. In 2015 we took on Jake Martin as an apprentice service engineer in order to inject some youthful thinking, ideas and knowledge, and to future-proof our engineering offering to our customers. Jake has gone from strength to strength during his time with us, servicing customers up and down the country, project-leading some huge installations and developing new software for our machinery, culminating in his win of the PPMA Apprentice of the Year award in 2017. A CEO at a major UK snacks brand was so impressed with his talent that he told us ‘Jake worked with us throughout a complex, time pressured installation. His commitment, practical application of his knowledge and his understanding of our objectives was symptomatic of someone much more experienced. A star in the making.’ As well as implementing an apprenticeship programme, we have actively pursued a policy of recruiting younger engineers at YPS. George Reed-Hill, 21 years, joined our team in 2017 and has become a key member of our engineering team. We find that his characteristically youthful qualities, such as enthusiasm, willingness to learn and his passion for his role, gains much praise from our customers. So let’s forget about generations X and Y and forge the next ‘Generation YPS’ with tomorrow’s engineers!
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Black Cat Fireworks gives £1250 worth of fireworks to local non-profit organisation

Tuesday 06 November 2018

Huddersfield Feral and Strays has won Black Cat Fireworks’ competition to win a firework display worth in excess of £1250 (RRP), which was open to charities and non-profit organisations to help them in their fundraising efforts. The non-profit organisation helps to catch, neuter, vaccinate, microchip, and cover any vet treatments needed for the town’s feral cat colonies. Huddersfield Feral and Strays was one of many charity and non-profit organisations from across the country to enter the competition. On what they’ll do with the firework display, a representative from Huddersfield Feral and Strays said: “As a local not-for-profit organisation, we’re over the moon to have won the competition, and would like to give heartfelt thanks to everyone that voted for us in the online poll. “Our vet bills stand currently around £10,000, so we’re planning to use the firework display at our second-anniversary fundraising event later this year. It’s fantastic to organise an event that not only raises vital funds, but is also a celebration of the work our volunteers do and thank you to our supporters.” Black Cat Fireworks’ UK General Manager – Vice President, Austin Brown, said: “I’d like to offer my warmest congratulations to Huddersfield Feral and Strays, the voting response they received from their supporters was overwhelming and shows how important their good work is to so many people in the local area”. The runner up, Overgate Hospice at Elland, received a firework display worth almost £500 (RRP) in recognition of their fantastic competition entry, and also for all the amazing work they do. Two of the final four organisations - Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, and Oldham 10th (Knolls Lane) Scout Group – were offered a 20% discount at the Standard Fireworks Factory Shop on their next purchase.
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EU-Asia Chemical Regulations Workshop, Dublin, December 2018

Thursday 01 November 2018

The ‘EU-Asia Chemical Regulations Workshop – Dublin’ organised by CIRS, Co-sponsored by Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd will be scheduled on 6 December, 2018 in Dublin. Experts from CIRS Ireland, CIRS Group Korea together with China Chemical Management Authorities will bring you the latest chemical regulations and management measures in China, Korea and Europe, as well as practical compliance solutions. Time: 8:30 am – 15:00 pm, 6th December 2018 Location: Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge at Merrion Rd, Dublin, D04 NX33, Ireland Sponsor/Co-sponsor: CIRS Ireland, Chemsafe Srl, Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd Invited Organisation: Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Irish Exporters Association (IEA), Compliance and Risks (TBD), Chemical Watch Why Attend? – Keep up to date with latest chemical regulations covering EU REACH, K-REACH, China REACH, China Hazardous Chemical Management Regulations with presentations delivered by authorities and experts from around the world; – 2 hours networking time to meet with your industry peers and government officials; – Share your insights and obtain tailored EU and Asia compliance approaches during Q&A. Our speakers include: Dr. Antonio Conto, European Registered Toxicologist, Chemsafe Srl Speaker to be decided, China Chemical Management Authority Mr. Austin McCabe, Chemical regulatory consultant, CIRS Ireland Mr. Bryan Zhou, Deputy GM/ Senior regulatory consultant, CIRS Ireland Mr. Junho Lee, Director, CIRS Group Korea As the partner of CIRS and the co-sponsor of the event, we offer 10 free space for our clients. Please contact Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd at +44 01484 505735 info@horizonriskconsultancy.com if you are interested to join the workshop. About chemical regulatory compliance in China: The Chinese chemical regulatory framework has become increasingly influenced by international chemical regulations, in particular the European and US framework. The previous legislation of management of new chemical substances in China was amended on October 15th, 2010, through the enactment of the ‘Measures for the environmental management of new chemical substances’ by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). This regulation is similar to EU REACH and adopts several principles and concepts of the European regulation, and thus has been called ‘China REACH’. However, China REACH is a general term for legislation covering hazardous, toxic and new chemical substances while the Measures specifically regulate new chemical substances. Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd provide you cost effective chemical compliance and registration services through our partner CIRS, a leading regulatory compliance consultancy headquartered in Hangzhou, China. http://horizonriskconsultancy.com
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Lightwall designed to bring added wow factor to exhibition spaces

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Graphic display specialist Leach Impact has unveiled a new product specifically designed to challenge traditional exhibition stand thinking. Recently launched to a handful of VIP customers during events held at both Leach’s West-Yorkshire headquarters and at 41 Portland Place in London, Vision Lightwall follows 12 months of in-house development. Available in three key formats, the products integrate ultra-bright LED illumination with large format HD quality graphics, to offer brands a more impactful solution when exhibiting at trade shows and conferences. This self-assembly, lightweight pop-up represents a more modern and impactful alternative to the conventional pull-up banner. With options up to 2m tall x 3m wide, this particular freestanding Lightwall is intended to provide brands with maximum exposure at smaller events. The tool-less system is easy to transport and erect, and CE-certified for complete peace of mind. For larger spaces, the Modular Exhibition Lightwall can be supplied in sizes up to 5m tall x 20m wide. Engineered with flexibility in mind, this solution – also CE-certified – presents an array of visually striking possibilities, with the support of an installation team. Finally, a series of add-ons can be incorporated into this Modular system, for added wow factor. Options include in-built TVs, hanging profiles, and the merchandising capabilities of Leach’s Product Wall Lite. With no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ configuration, clients can choose from a non-illuminated specification, edge lighting with beam LEDs, the brightest back-lit option, or a soon-to-be-launched flexible lightsheet, which enables the system to be rolled up for ultimate movability. Commenting on the team’s ambition for this product range, Leach’s head of innovation Mike Willshaw explained: “Exhibitions are notoriously expensive and difficult to plan for, which means brands are often accepting of lacklustre displays that still represent a significant investment, and are often only single-use. “But given the level of design, print and manufacturing innovations within the display environment, exhibitors should be able to think beyond this traditional mindset – it is possible to create visually stunning event spaces without breaking the bank.” Already accustomed to supporting organisations with exhibition solutions – in partnership with Belgian-owned beMatrix for instance – this latest Leach innovation also supports the reuse principle that is becoming increasingly sought-after by customers. “As with the other lightbox products in Leach Impact’s portfolio, the Lightwall is designed to accommodate interchangeable fabric graphics which makes it the perfect solution for one event after another,” added Mike. “The level of waste often left behind after trade shows and conferences is staggering – this solution addresses this whilst maximising clients’ return on investment.”
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