Waste duties need enforcing

Awareness and enforcement of waste responsibilities are still lacking, according to experts in the sector.

The environment department (Defra) published a revision of the waste duty of care in March, incorporating changes to legal requirements since the previous version in 1996. Duty of care is a legal requirement for anyone dealing with waste, and covers producers, carriers, dealers and brokers.

The waste sector broadly welcomed the new guidance. Sam Corp, head of regulation at ...

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