Projects, energy and natural resources | 14 June 2016

Does your business produce waste? The answer is very likely to be ‘yes’. Waste can be any number of things; including any material or item which you have no further use for and want to remove. If you are discarding it, it’s still waste, even if you can repair or reuse it. It includes kitchen waste, construction waste, electrical waste, office waste, hazardous waste and production waste.

Most businesses will be considered a ‘waste producer’ by virtue of their everyday activities as categories of waste are widely defined (including household waste). As such, the waste duty of care requirements under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (the Regulations) should be of interest to everyone that produces waste – not just the waste industry. [Continue Reading]