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WasteCare tackles new waste regulations

New waste regulations coming into force on 29th September 2011 will make
waste management compliance a lot more complicated.

The good news is, WasteCare’s existing infrastructure already caters for
these regulations. This will enable customers to easily deal with the
headache of increased compliance brought on by the new regulations.

Peter Hunt, managing director of WasteCare explained: "The Waste Regulations
contain a new European Waste Hierarchy’ for businesses disposing of waste.
Many people will be familiar with the principle of reduce-reuse-recycle, but
the EU has redefined this and the waste management process will require a
lot more attention."

Hunt continued: "The EU is making it a legal obligation to take more
responsibility for waste. The new hierarchy requires companies to apply –
Prevent – Prepare for reuse – Recycle – Other recovery.

Above all the new requirements will make it virtually illegal to send any
waste to landfill that could have been dealt with in an alternative more
responsible manner."

In addition to this companies will have to prove that they have followed the
new regulations and disposed of waste accordingly.

A new hazardous category has also been introduced called "Sensitizing". This
refers to substances which coming into contact with causes a reaction of
hypersensitization.

"Last year, 91% of waste we handled was diverted from landfill, and an
increasing amount of waste coming through our doors is recycled and re-used.
We can provide companies with all the information needed to demonstrate
compliance with the new hierarchy," added Hunt."

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