Waste legislation in the UK

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A lot of SMEs think that waste legislation is a barrier on the road towards circular waste management. In reality legislation can offer lots of opportunities to improve both the upcycling process and resource efficiency. Cooperating with (local) authorities can help entrepreneurs to benefit from these possibilities. Other barriers entrepreneurs run into are a lack of time, knowledge and support, which can impact their strong intrinsic motivation to become more circular. And that’s a shame. This lack of knowledge causes not only waste, but also money to be thrown away. For example changing your waste contract can decrease your waste costs by 250 GBP per tonne waste. Moreover, tradeable products and resources are often thrown away, while this could generate money….

Find your way in the basic legal requirements for company waste in England. Download the document: Waste Legislation England.