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Duty of Care waste compliance issue highlighted by wide-ranging initiative

12 April 2016

A campaign has been launched to show the need to comply with Duty of Care legislation for waste disposal and management.

Aimed primarily at smaller companies, the right Waste, right Place campaign is designed to inform businesses of their obligations.

Recent evidence shows that commercial waste proved to be the second largest component of fly tipping, rising by over 18% during 2014/15.

More encouraging is the result from research showing that 90% of non-compliant businesses expressed willingness to comply when informed about their Duty of Care obligations.

The campaign is managed by the Environmental Services Association (ESA), sponsored by the Environment Agency (EA), the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET) and supported by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Build UK, The National Farmers Union (NFU), Veolia, Travis Perkins, URoC, SUEZ and The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC).

A wide range of initiatives will be used to highlight the campaign and its message, including social media, trade and sector media, exhibitions, seminars and industry events.

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