End of Waste

  • End of Waste applications
  • ISO17025 UKAS laboratory audits
  • REACH

The core issue at stake is of fundamental importance with massive industrial and commercial impact for the new Circular Economy Directive – what are the legal criteria that have to be met in order to process a waste stream into a non-waste secondary product or raw material? This is known as End of Waste (EoW).

Upon the answer to this question hangs the commercial feasibility of sustainable collection and recycling of hazardous waste in the UK. It is fundamental to investment in the waste industry.

End Of Waste

The key pillars of EoW are that wastes must be recycled or reused in some way, so that valuable natural resources are conserved and without adversely impacting on the environment and human health.

Therefore, EoW is achievable where you have:

  • a true recovery operation which reclaims a distinct substance.
  • that substance can and will be used without further processing in the same way as a non-waste material, and
  • that substance can and will be used under the same conditions of environmental protection as the non-waste material with which it is otherwise comparable, without any greater danger of harm to human health or the environment.

We are able to prepare an EoW application to the regulator in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland to achieve EoW product status for a recovered substance.

Thereafter, we are able to identify the most appropriate strategy for compliance with REACH and if any EoW tests are subject to ISO17025 UKAS accredited laboratory procedures, we are able to implement those procedures and carry out audits.

Vincent Brown has made his name in the highly specialist area of the commercialisation of industrial and commercial wastes, residues, and by-products, and has been at the forefront of the development of the law. As an acknowledged expert in EU and UK law on the definition of ‘waste’, and having lead the landmark UK litigation in the Court of Appeal on the industrial application of the EU doctrine of ‘end of waste’, Vincent is a true specialist in the law governing the de-classification of wastes, residues and by-products. It is such de-classification that, across a range of sectors, allows operators to transform such wastes, residues and by-products from liabilities into profitable commercial commodities.

 

Testimonials

I have used Protreat’s services over the last few years and have been delighted with the quality of work carried out. As a regulatory lawyer who often requires specialist guidance and assistance on waste management issues, I have found Chris Williamson’s knowledge and understanding of environmental legalisation, second to none. I have found Protreat to be accessible, responsive, innovative and above all thorough. Consequently, I have always received a service of the highest quality and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others

Tom Cleary

Partner , Knights

Solicitors

2016-06-21T04:20:31+00:00

Tom Cleary

Partner , Knights

Solicitors

I have used Protreat’s services over the last few years and have been delighted with the quality of work carried out. As a regulatory lawyer who often requires specialist guidance and assistance on waste management issues, I have found Chris Williamson’s knowledge and understanding of environmental legalisation, second to none. I have found Protreat to be accessible, responsive, innovative and above all thorough. Consequently, I have always received a service of the highest quality and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others
We met Martin when he was appointed as our Assessor by QSP Training, to mentor and assess one of our employees through a Level 2 WAMITAB NVQ. After our employee successfully attained this qualification, we called Martin back to help us tackle the challenges that presented themselves after we acquired the skip hire and waste transfer station business. Martin helped us with the permit transfer, and assisted with the organisational documentation that was required by the Environment Agency. In addition, and of equal importance, he mentored and provided guidance to my partner with his WAMITAB Level 4 waste transfer station management award, which resulted in him gaining his Certificate of Technical Competence, an operational condition of the sites waste permit. We would highly recommend Martin to any company needing assistance with any safety, environmental, quality or waste issues in their business.

Nicki Griffiths

Partner Ludlow Skip Hire

2016-05-18T12:01:53+00:00

Nicki Griffiths

Partner Ludlow Skip Hire

We met Martin when he was appointed as our Assessor by QSP Training, to mentor and assess one of our employees through a Level 2 WAMITAB NVQ. After our employee successfully attained this qualification, we called Martin back to help us tackle the challenges that presented themselves after we acquired the skip hire and waste transfer station business. Martin helped us with the permit transfer, and assisted with the organisational documentation that was required by the Environment Agency. In addition, and of equal importance, he mentored and provided guidance to my partner with his WAMITAB Level 4 waste transfer station management award, which resulted in him gaining his Certificate of Technical Competence, an operational condition of the sites waste permit. We would highly recommend Martin to any company needing assistance with any safety, environmental, quality or waste issues in their business.
As a specialist solicitor engaged in all types of regulatory, contractual, advisory, due diligence and litigation work in the fields of waste, pollution and industrial law, I have worked with Chris Williamson many times, and have found his technical and commercial acumen in these areas to be absolutely indispensable. Whether (for example) challenging government actions or framing difficult and highly specialist ‘end of waste’ cases, Chris’ many years of in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of commercial industrial processes and the critical nitty-gritty of practical chemistry, are in my experience an essential part of a successful legal or regulatory process – no more so than when he drove the technical agenda (and heavily influenced the legal strategy) that won the groundbreaking OSS v Environment Agency end of waste ruling in the Court of Appeal. I unhesitatingly recommend him to lawyers and commercial operators working in this area.

Vincent Brown

Principal, Vincent Brown Associates

Specialist UK and EU Waste & Environment Law Practice

2016-06-21T04:22:10+00:00

Vincent Brown

Principal, Vincent Brown Associates

Specialist UK and EU Waste & Environment Law Practice

As a specialist solicitor engaged in all types of regulatory, contractual, advisory, due diligence and litigation work in the fields of waste, pollution and industrial law, I have worked with Chris Williamson many times, and have found his technical and commercial acumen in these areas to be absolutely indispensable. Whether (for example) challenging government actions or framing difficult and highly specialist ‘end of waste’ cases, Chris’ many years of in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of commercial industrial processes and the critical nitty-gritty of practical chemistry, are in my experience an essential part of a successful legal or regulatory process – no more so than when he drove the technical agenda (and heavily influenced the legal strategy) that won the groundbreaking OSS v Environment Agency end of waste ruling in the Court of Appeal. I unhesitatingly recommend him to lawyers and commercial operators working in this area.
Martin provided an invaluable mentoring and assessment service during my successful attainment of the WAMITAB Level NVQ4 COTC qualification. His friendly and supportive approach was excellent and helped me gain the qualification in less than three months. As a result of my experience, and 5 years later when I had two employees who needed to qualify for NVQ3 COTC, I contacted Martin and he supported them through their successful attainment. I would definitely recommend Martin to anyone wanting to gain similar qualifications.

Scott Williams

Strategic Client Officer Cheltenham Borough and Cotswold District Councils

2016-05-18T11:58:57+00:00

Scott Williams

Strategic Client Officer Cheltenham Borough and Cotswold District Councils

Martin provided an invaluable mentoring and assessment service during my successful attainment of the WAMITAB Level NVQ4 COTC qualification. His friendly and supportive approach was excellent and helped me gain the qualification in less than three months. As a result of my experience, and 5 years later when I had two employees who needed to qualify for NVQ3 COTC, I contacted Martin and he supported them through their successful attainment. I would definitely recommend Martin to anyone wanting to gain similar qualifications.
I have known Chris Williamson since 2006 and he has provided environmental & waste advice to CSG on an ongoing basis since 2011. His range of consultancy services are extremely diverse including waste treatment process design & build, project finance models, business plans, joint venture agreements, planning applications, permit applications, appeals, regulatory disputes, commercial dispute resolution, End of Waste applications, quasi legal advice, tied oil schemes, new initiatives etc. I have used most, if not all of these services over the past five years to the benefit of the company so I would highly recommend Chris to any organisation requiring expert environmental support and advice in the waste and industrial sectors.

Neil Richards

Managing Director, Cleansing Service Group

2016-06-21T04:20:31+00:00

Neil Richards

Managing Director, Cleansing Service Group

I have known Chris Williamson since 2006 and he has provided environmental & waste advice to CSG on an ongoing basis since 2011. His range of consultancy services are extremely diverse including waste treatment process design & build, project finance models, business plans, joint venture agreements, planning applications, permit applications, appeals, regulatory disputes, commercial dispute resolution, End of Waste applications, quasi legal advice, tied oil schemes, new initiatives etc. I have used most, if not all of these services over the past five years to the benefit of the company so I would highly recommend Chris to any organisation requiring expert environmental support and advice in the waste and industrial sectors.
During the last 5 years I have worked with Chris Williamson on environmental permit judicial review proceedings, a permit appeal Public Inquiry, a planning permission appeal and various other cases. Chris is a very able no compromise environmental consultant who will look for many angles to defend a client’s best interests in times of adversity

Gordon Wignall

Barrister, 6 Pump Court Chambers

2016-06-21T04:22:48+00:00

Gordon Wignall

Barrister, 6 Pump Court Chambers

During the last 5 years I have worked with Chris Williamson on environmental permit judicial review proceedings, a permit appeal Public Inquiry, a planning permission appeal and various other cases. Chris is a very able no compromise environmental consultant who will look for many angles to defend a client’s best interests in times of adversity