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Waste Management and Disposal



Hazardous waste overview
 

You must make sure hazardous waste produced or handled by your business in England causes no harm or damage.

Your have responsibilities known as your ‘ duty of care ’. You must also meet extra requirements depending on whether you’re a waste:

  • producer or holder (you produce or store waste)
  • carrier (you collect and transport waste)
  • consignee (you receive waste, eg for recycling or disposal)

There are different requirements for exporting waste.

Check if your waste is hazardous

Waste is generally considered hazardous if it (or the material or substances it contains) are harmful to humans or the environment. Examples of hazardous waste include:

  • asbestos
  • chemicals, eg brake fluid or print toner
  • batteries
  • solvents
  • pesticides
  • oils (except edible ones), eg car oil
  • equipment containing ozone depleting substances, eg fridges
  • hazardous waste containers

Classify your waste to find out if it is hazardous.

Hazardous waste producers and holders
 

Producers and holders
You must follow these steps in England if your business:

  • produces hazardous waste
  • holds or stores hazardous waste
  • has hazardous waste removed from its premises
  1. Classify your waste to check if it’s hazardous.
  2. Separate and store hazardous waste safely.
  3. Use authorised businesses to collect, recycle or dispose of your hazardous waste – check that waste carriers are registered and waste sites have environmental permits.
  4. Fill in the parts of the consignment note that apply to you – keep one copy and give 2 copies to the carrier collecting your waste.
  5. Keep records (known as a ‘register’) for 3 years at the premises that produced or stored the waste.
Records you must keep
You must keep your copies of:
  • consignment notes
  • consignee returns – you’ll get these from businesses that receive your waste (consignees)
  • any related documents, for example ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
If these documents are not accurate or complete, you must keep a record of any missing information.

Extra requirements

You must meet extra requirements in these situations.

Your waste is rejected
You must follow the guidance on rejected loads if your hazardous waste is rejected by the destination site you sent it to.

You transport your own waste
You must meet the requirements for carriers if you transport any hazardous waste from your own or another business.

You receive, treat or dispose of waste

You must meet the requirements for consignees if you:
  • receive hazardous waste – this includes deliveries of waste from your own business
  • treat or dispose of hazardous waste on your business premises – this includes your own waste

Hazardous waste carriers
 

You must follow these steps if your business collects and transports hazardous waste in England, eg you’re a waste carrier or you move your own waste.

  1. Register as a waste carrier.
  2. Check parts A and B of the consignment note and the waste before you accept it – make sure the waste is classified correctly
  3. Separate waste correctly when you load it for transportation.
  4. Fill in the part of the consignment note that applies to you.
  5. Leave one copy of the consignment note with the waste producer or holder and keep 2 copies – these must stay with the waste until it reaches its destination.
  6. Take the waste to the destination on the consignment note – it must be an authorised waste site.
  7. Keep records (known as a ‘register’) for one year.
You must keep records at your head office.

Records you must keep

You must keep copies of:
  • consignment notes
  • any related documents, eg ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
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If these documents aren’t accurate or complete, you must keep a record of any missing information.

You’re a waste dealer or broker

Ask the waste producer or holder for copies of their records. You must keep these for 3 years. Check what other registration requirements and responsibilities you may need to meet.

Your waste delivery is rejected

You must follow the guidance on rejected loads if a consignee rejects the hazardous waste you’re transporting.

Hazardous waste consignees
 

  • You must follow these steps if you receive, treat or dispose of hazardous waste at premises in England.

    1. Get an environmental permit or register an exemption for your premises.

    2. Check the consignment note and waste before you accept it – make sure it comes from registered or exempt premises and it’s classified correctly.

    3. Reject the waste if the consignment note is missing, incorrect or incomplete.

    4. Fill in part E of the consignment note for any hazardous waste you accept or reject – keep one copy and hand one copy back to the carrier.

    5. Send consignee returns to the Environment Agency, and the waste producer or holder, to report on any hazardous waste you accept or reject.

    6. Keep records (known as a ‘register’).

    You must keep records at the site where the hazardous waste was stored, treated or disposed.

    Records you must keep

    You must keep:

    • consignment notes
    • any related documents, eg ‘carrier schedules’ (list of carriers when there is more than one), records of rejected loads
    • a site inventory that records where waste was stored, treated or disposed of at your waste site – keep this in a secure, marked area that’s accessible in emergencies

    Site inventories for tipped waste

    ‘Tipped waste’ (permanent waste storage, eg landfill) includes:

    Type of storage Disposal code (from the Waste Framework Directive)
    Deposit into or onto land, eg landfill D1
    Land treatment D2
    Deep injection D3
    Surface impoundment D4
    Specially engineered landfill D5
    Release into a water body except seas or oceans D6
    Permanent storage D12

    Your site inventory must be a site plan that shows where hazardous waste is stored at your waste site together with its:

    • consignment note code – get this from the consignee return if there’s no consignment note
    • waste description including the waste classification code, its chemical components and hazardous properties

    Use either a grid or contour lines to divide up your site plan.

    Site inventories for all other waste operations

    These requirements are for all other waste operations (eg not tipped waste), including:

    • disposal by other methods
    • treatment
    • recovery
    • incineration

    Your site inventory can be a site plan or table showing the location of waste at your site together with:

    • its consignment note code – get this from the consignee return if there’s no consignment note
    • information cross-referencing each incoming or outgoing waste (waste transfer activities only)

    You must also keep records for each delivery of hazardous waste you accept at your site – include:

    • its weight in kilograms
    • its waste description including the waste classification code, its chemical components and hazardous properties
    • the name, address and postcode of the waste holder or producer it came from
    • the disposal or recovery method you applied to the waste

    How long you must keep records

    The type of waste site you have determines how long you keep records.

    Your waste site Type of record How long you must keep it
    Landfill (disposal codes D1 to D6 and D12) All records As long as you have a permit
    Other waste site with a permit Consignment notes 5 years
    Other waste site with a permit Site inventory and all other records As long as you have a permit
    Waste sites with an exemption All records 3 years

    You must send your records to the Environment Agency if you give up or lose your permit.

Hazardous waste: rejected loads guidance
 

Overview
This guidance explains the:

procedure for rejecting hazardous waste
the rules that apply to the consignee, carrier, producer and holder

Consignee role and responsibilities

Hazardous waste acceptance checks and when you must reject the waste
You must check both the waste and the consignment note before you accept the waste.

You may commit an offence if you do not reject hazardous waste that arrives at your site:

  • without a consignment note
  • with a consignment note that is incomplete or incorrect
  • that you are not permitted to accept
You may also reject waste if your site operations are affected by site closure, maintenance, breakdown or bad weather.

You must decide whether to accept or reject the waste before you sign part E of the consignment note. Once you have signed part E you cannot change your decision. So if you sign as accepting you cannot later reject a waste. You became the holder of the waste at the point of signing.

When you have an incomplete or incorrect consignment note

You must:
  • complete part E of the consignment note, enter the waste(s) you are rejecting and the reason
  • keep one copy of the note
  • give one copy to the carrier
  • make copies of the note and send one to each of the consignor, producer and holder (they may be the same) immediately

Hazardous waste arrives without a consignment note

You may commit an offence if you (or another party) create a consignment note when the waste arrives at your site. This is a false and invalid note.

You must create a written explanation that includes:

  • the reason you rejected the waste
  • the description or classification of the waste, if known
  • the names of the producer, holder, consignor and carrier
  • a consignment note code you assign in the format REJECT/XXXXX where ‘XXXXX’ is any 5 letters or numbers you use to give the load a unique code
You must then:
  • keep a copy of the explanation in your records
  • give one copy to the carrier
  • send a copy to each of the producer, holder and consignor (they may be the same) as soon as you can
  • use this information for your returns to the Environment Agency and to the waste producer or holder

What happens to the rejected waste?

The carrier must tell the Environment Agency and contact the producer or holder for further instructions.

The producer or holder has 3 options. They can:

  1. Move the rejected waste to a new consignee.
  2. Move the rejected waste back to their own premises.
  3. Ask you to accept the waste you have rejected.
All of these require the producer to create a new consignment note.

If the producer or holder picks options 1 or 2 you do not need to be involved. They must arrange to remove the waste:
  • immediately, if you’re not authorised or willing to store the waste temporarily
  • within 5 working days in all other circumstances

Accepting the rejected waste

You can only accept a hazardous waste with a missing, incomplete or inaccurate consignment note if:

  • you have first rejected it and explained your reasons for doing so
  • the producer or holder asks you to accept the rejected waste
  • your permit or exemption authorises you to do so
You are not obliged to accept it.

If you want to accept it the producer or holder must first:
  • produce a new consignment note that is complete and correct
  • address the reasons why the waste was rejected

Complete consignee returns for rejected wastes

You must report any waste you reject on your consignee return.

You will not be charged for this.

If you subsequently accept the rejected waste, this will be entered as a separate consignment on the consignee return.

See the guidance on completing consignee returns for the detail.

Carrier responsibilities

You may commit an offence if you

  • collect hazardous waste from a producer or holder with a missing, incomplete or incorrect consignment note
  • leave the rejected waste at the consignee’s site
The consignee must tell you why they rejected the waste and enter the reason in part E of the consignment note. They must give you a copy. If there is no note, they must provide you with a written explanation. You must keep this as a record.

You must immediately telephone the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 (call charges) and give them the:
  • consignment note code (or advise if there was no note)
  • consignee’s name and address
  • date and time of consignment rejection
  • list of waste code(s), description and quantity in kg
  • consignee’s reasons for rejecting the waste
  • producer or consignor details
  • your details
You must then contact the producer or holder entered in part A2 of the consignment note for more instructions.

Tell them the consignee rejected the waste and why.

You must take all reasonable steps to carry out their wishes.

The producer or holder has 3 options. They can:
  1. Move the waste to another consignee.
  2. Move the waste back to the producer or holder - themselves.
  3. Ask the rejecting consignee to accept it.
All of these require the producer to create a new consignment note. They may ask you to assist them.

You must not return the waste to the producer or holder if you have mixed the waste collected from 2 or more producers, for example in a tanker.

Producer or holder responsibilities
If a consignee rejects your waste, the carrier must contact you immediately and explain why.

It is your responsibility to decide what happens next to the rejected waste. You have 3 options, you can:
  1. Move the waste to another consignee.
  2. Move the waste back to your premises
  3. Ask the rejecting consignee to accept it
All of these require you to create a new consignment note.

Once you decide you must do both of the following:
  • tell the carrier what to do with the waste
  • telephone the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 (call charges) to tell them what you have decided to do
Option 1 and 2 require that the waste must be moved:
  • immediately, if the rejecting consignee is not authorised to store the waste or declines to do so
  • within 5 working days, in all other circumstances

Moving the hazardous waste to another consignee

You can arrange for the rejected waste to move to a new consignee who has a permit or exemption that allows them to accept the waste.

You must tell the new consignee why the first consignee rejected the waste.

Moving the hazardous waste back to your premises
You can arrange for the waste to be returned to the premises it was collected from - the place entered in part A2 of the rejected consignment note.

When you receive the returned hazardous waste you become a consignee. You must:

  • hold a permit or exemption that allows you to store this waste on your premises
  • provide a consignee return to the Environment Agency, reporting receipt of the waste
You cannot use this option if:
  • the carrier mixed your waste with other waste during collection, for example in a tanker
  • the premises in A2 is a domestic household

Ask the consignee to accept your hazardous waste
The consignee who rejected the waste must give their reasons for doing so.

If you want them to accept the rejected waste you must contact them and fully address these reasons.

They are not obliged to accept the rejected waste, but may do so if their permit or exemption allows them to.

New consignment notes for rejected hazardous waste
Each of the 3 producer options requires a new consignment note.

You can ask the carrier to complete a new note for you, for example if the consignee’s site is not near your premises.

The carrier can complete parts A, B and D including signing as the consignor. But you are responsible for all the information entered being correct.

Copies of the new consignment note must be provided to the:

  • original consignor, producer or holder - you
  • carrier
  • new consignee
When completing the new note, the consignment note code must have an ‘R’ added at the end of:
  • the original consignment note code (if correct) for the rejected consignment - in the format XXXXXX/YYYYYR
  • the code assigned by the rejecting consignee if there was no note (or if the consignment note code was missing or incorrect) - in the format REJECT/YYYYYR
The information entered in part A2 should be the detail of the original producer or holder’s premises from which the rejected consignment originated - not the details of the site that rejected the waste.

Rejecting part of a consignment or load
If a consignment contains 2 or more wastes:
  • you may choose to reject part of the consignment if the reason for rejection does not apply to all of the wastes
  • you must follow the rejected loads procedure for the rejected waste
  • you must follow the normal consignment and return procedure for the accepted waste
If a load consists of 2 or more consignments you may choose to reject one or more consignments if the reason for the rejection does not apply to all of the consignments. However if the wastes have been mixed (for example in a tanker) or for any reason cannot reliably be linked to a particular consignment, you must reject all the consignments.

 

Consignment notes
 

You must use consignment notes to move hazardous waste.

A consignment note must stay with hazardous waste until it reaches its final destination.

Fill in a consignment note

  1. Download a consignment note form from www.gov.uk 
  2. Fill in the parts that apply to you.
  3. Use a continuation sheet if you need more space.
The part that applies to you depends on your role in the waste process.

Your role Part you must complete
Producer A and B
Holder (stores waste) A and B
Carrier (collects and transports waste) C
Consignor (hands the waste to the carrier) D
Consignee (receives waste for recycling or disposal) E

You’re the waste producer or holder

You’ll need to know both the:
  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code (2003) – this describes the business activity that produced the waste
  • waste classification code, also referred to as LoW (List of Waste) or EWC (European Waste Catalogue) code – this describes the waste
Get consignment notes another way

You can also:
  • use a note from your waste contractor or write your own – it must include the information on theform
  • buy consignment notices from the Environment Agency – these have 3 colour-coded copies

Consignee returns
 

Consignee returns are reports on any hazardous waste received, treated or disposed of by a business (the ‘consignee’).

You’re a waste producer or holder

You should get consignee returns every quarter from the consignee dealing with your hazardous waste.

Ask for consignee returns in writing if you don’t get them – you need them to keep records.

You should contact the Environment Agency and stop using a waste business if they don’t provide consignee returns.

You’re a consignee

You must send consignee returns every quarter to the:

  • Environment Agency
  • the waste producer or holder
You must send separate consignee returns to the Environment Agency and the waste producer or holder, eg you can’t send copies of the same document to both.

Send consignee returns to the Environment Agency Deadlines

Reporting period
Deadline
January to March 30 April
April to June 31 July
July to September 31 October
October to December 31 January

Fees

Fees are per consignment of waste and depend on whether the consignment formed part of a multiple collection (eg came from multiple locations) or not. The fees are:
  • single consignment - £10 (electronic returns) or £19 (paper returns)
  • multiple collection - £5 (electronic returns) or £10 (paper returns)

Non-hazardous waste
 

Your responsibilities
You must:

  • keep waste to a minimum by doing everything you reasonably can to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste (in that order) - get help to do this
  • 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.

What counts as business waste
Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is business waste. If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is business waste.

Business waste also includes any waste that comes from:
  • construction
  • demolition
  • industry
  • agriculture

Disposing of your own waste
You must register as a waste carrier if you want to dispose of your own waste regularly. Depending on what you’re doing, you may also need to apply for a waste permit.

Moving waste between countries
You can’t move waste between countries for disposal, eg to send it to landfill. You can usually only import or export waste to recover it, eg to use waste to produce energy.

Waste transfer notes
 

For each load of non-hazardous waste you move off your premises, you need a waste transfer note or a document with the same information, eg an invoice.

Register online at https://portal.edoconline.co.uk/register to:

  • fill in a waste transfer note for a single load of waste
  • create a season ticket for a series of loads
Or download a waste transfer note to fill in and sign on paper.

Your business and the business taking your waste both need to:
  1. Fill in the sections of the waste transfer note that apply to you.
  2. Sign it.
  3. Keep a copy for 2 years. Show it to an enforcement officer from your local council or the Environment Agency if asked.
You must include enough information to help the business taking your waste to handle and dispose of it safely.

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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!
Posted by Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd
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.
Posted by KC Communications
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
Posted by Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd
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.”
Posted by Scriba PR Limited
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