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Have your say in the Waste Management Permit Consultation

Have your say in the SEPA Waste management (waste motor vehicle) permit consultation, open until 21st February 2020.

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As part of SEPA’s work to deliver One Planet Prosperity, they have committed to simplifying their permits across all sectors. SEPA’s Metals sector plan, published in December 2018, further commits to reforming metal sector permits. The first of these permits have now been revised – a simple, outcome-focused permit for waste motor vehicle management facilities.

In the Waste management (waste motor vehicle) permit consultation (opened 24th January 2020), they will introduce their permit reform process, outline the key changes to the permit and provide you with an opportunity to give feedback on key areas.

The reasons for consulting

Getting feedback from our communities, partners and stakeholders is essential, and your input is critical to the success of this new permit. If you think we’ve got something wrong, ‘missed the mark’, or if anything is unclear, now is your opportunity to let SEPA know.

Following the consultation process, SEPA is aiming to move all existing permits to the new template by March 2021. They aim to have the highest priority sites on the new permit template by the end of March 2020. If you are the operator of a waste motor vehicle management facility, you will be contacted by SEPA before this process starts.

The consultation closes on 21st February 2020. 

For further information call 03000 996 699 or email


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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.