The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has released guidance for operators of materials recovery facilities (MRFs) to help them comply with the sampling requirements in the new MRF Regulations (also know as the Code of Practice (MRF CoP). Speaking of the guidance, a spokesperson for environmental consultancy Resource Futures, said: "The guidance reproduces the reporting requirements that facilities will have to carryout. The benefit to the whole supply chain will be in robust sampling and testing protocols being followed in order that information on material flows and quality issues can be better understood. To this end we look forward to reading the sampling guidance document that will be published in support of the COP." Read more.