Consultation outcome

Mobile crushing of lamps containing mercury: changing how it’s regulated

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We received 30 responses to this consultation. We will make the necessary changes to the Environmental Permitting Regulations, to take effect in 2017.

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Seeking views on proposed regulation changes for mobile crushing of lamps containing mercury, including requiring a permit.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about proposed changes to how mobile crushing of lamps containing mercury are regulated and monitored for compliance. This includes plans to remove the current exemption for an environmental permit (known as T17 exemption).

These changes will make sure that regulation and monitoring are proportionate and sufficient for human health and the environment protection. They will also provide a level playing field for businesses involved in lamp recycling and provide legal clarity on minimum European requirements.

Published 14 December 2015
Last updated 22 March 2016 + show all updates
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