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Small-scale heat treatment of waste plastics for reuse: RPS 112

When you can use heat during the small-scale treatment of waste plastic without an environmental permit.

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If you comply with the conditions in this regulatory position statement (RPS) you can use heat during the treatment of waste plastic for reuse without an environmental permit for a waste operation.

Version 5

Published 27 March 2014
Last updated 12 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. RPS updated to clarify who can benefit from it, including the type of treatment that can be carried out and the quantities to which it applies. This RPS allows heat to be applied to up to 100 tonnes of suitable plastics per week as part of a treatment process.
  2. This RPS has been revised and extended until 30 April 2019.
  3. First published.