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Recruiting Senior Environmental Consultant

Our sister company Wiser Environment is recruiting a Senior Consultant in permitting and health & safety to join their fast growing environmental consultancy. The Senior Consultant will provide expert advice to clients around environmental permitting and planning applications as well as health & safety. The successful candidate will manage the team, workload and projects to provide…

Directors climb over 25,000 feet in Pyrenees charity cycle

Last week, the Directors of Wiser Group overcame their latest test in the Summer of Challenges to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity. The challenge saw the directors Russell and Dominic Hirst and Charlie Thomas joined by a friend Alistair Whitehead to cycle 400km across the Pyrenees. The ride took in major Tour de…

Wiser works to reduce the risk of future fires

Wiser Recycling continues to take steps towards rebuilding a recycling and reuse presence in St Ives, Cambridgeshire following the fire that devastated our waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) facility last September. But with a spate of similar fires across the UK in the eight months since, we are looking very closely at what can…

Dominic ticks off second directors’ challenge

Dominic Hirst ticked off the second in the directors’ summer of challenges yesterday, mountain biking for thirteen hours which included 87 miles along Britain’s oldest road. Wiser’s Operations Director mountain biked along the Ridgeway Trail that starts in the World Heritage Site of Avebury and passes through the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural…

Directors complete first fundraising challenge

Two of the Directors of Wiser Group have completed the first of their fundraising challenges this summer to raise money for the Firefighters Charity and Raptor Foundation. Russell and Dominic Hirst completed the Three Peaks Fell Race along with 700 other runners on 29th April, finishing in 4 hours 40 and 4 hours 27 respectively…

New Operations Manager joins Wiser

Wiser Recycling has recruited a Site Operations Manager, Sarah Mountford to oversee the effective, efficient, safe and profitable operation of their approved authorised treatment facility (AATF) for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Hockwold, Norfolk. Sarah comes from a background in security services and has extensive experience in managing people and ensuring legal compliance….

Battery recycling figures not reflective

Reported battery recycling figures are not reflective of true portable battery usage and recycling, recent data suggests. Last month, MRW and Lets Recycle reported that Environment Agency figures show that 38,725 tonnes of portable batteries were placed on the market in 2016 with just under 5% of these (1,936 tonnes) being lead acid batteries. Yet,…

Great Repeal Bill ensures EU environmental legislation remains

The Government confirmed last month that EU environmental legislation will remain in place in the UK post Brexit. On 29th March, Teresa May triggered Article 50 giving formal notice of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union. A day later, the Government published ‘The Great Repeal Bill White Paper’ outlining how it proposes…

New WEEE targets confirmed

The UK’s new collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from households for 2017 have been confirmed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The overall UK target is 622,033 tonnes, up 40,617 tonnes on what was collected in 2016 but down from the previously proposed target of 633,643 tonnes….

UK hits WEEE targets for 2016

The overall target for WEEE collected in the UK in 2016 has been reached. Earlier this month, DEFRA confirmed that a total of 581,415 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) was collected, up 15% on 2015’s tonnages. A number of individual targets were missed, including those for lamps and IT equipment. The Department…