A new consultation has been published by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on a proposed new strategy for hazardous waste management in the UK.
The proposed strategy has been developed to incorporate the new European Union (EU) Waste Framework Directive, which replaces the European Hazardous Waste Directive, into UK law.
Businesses involved in the production, management or disposal of hazardous waste are encouraged to participate in the new consultation which covers the following:
• 7 high level principles for the management of hazardous waste
• A set of outline decision trees to assist waste producers and waste managers to make the right decisions about the management of their waste and the investment in infrastructure to help move hazardous waste management up the waste hierarchy
• A timeline of action on issues relating to the introduction and implementation of the strategy
• A list of guidance relating to the treatment of hazardous waste
Posted under Environmental Regulations and Legislation and Waste Management on 31 July 2009