Packaging waste Regulations
The Producer Responsibility Obligations Regulations 1997 have been
introduced in response to the EU Directive targets of 2008 for
recycling and recovery.
Under producer Responsibility Obligations ( Packaging Waste )
Regulations 1997, an obligated company is one which :
1. Has a turnover exceeding £2 million.
2. Handles over 50 tonnes per annum of packaging materials.
3. Performs a packaging activity.
4. Supplies to another stage in the packaging chain.
An obligated company must register with either; the Environment
Agency, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency or a registered
Commencing 1 July 2007 any business that manufactures, brands or
imports electrical and electronic equipment are responsible for the
cost of collection, treatment and recycling of obligated WEEE
generated in the UK. The regulations also affect distributors and
retailers of EEE as well as end users
Agricultutral waste regulations
The Agricultural Waste Consultation on proposals to extend waste
management controls to agriculture was launched on 9th December
The uncontrolled burning of waste (excluding wood and plant matter)
and burial of waste in farm tips will be prohibited.
It is suggested that farmers and growers can:
1. Think about the wastes they produce and how they can reduce,
reuse or recycle.
2. Use available services for waste recovery and disposal.
The Waste Minimisation Manual (reference PB 4819 ) is available on
the DEFRA website.