Putting the Right Waste in the Right Place

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Putting the Right Waste in the Right Place Preventing waste crime by raising awareness

Putting the Right Waste in the Right Place Preventing waste crime by raising awareness and enforcing ‘Duty of Care’ 26 September 2019 Alan Holmes, Waste & Resources

The Session today: • Waste Crime – causes, scale and impact • Action to

The Session today: • Waste Crime – causes, scale and impact • Action to tackle waste crime • Legitimate industry’s role: - The ‘Right Waste Right Place’ campaign to raise awareness of Duty of Care Proposals to overhaul the carriers, brokers, dealers regime

Duty of Care in a Nutshell Waste must • be managed at a permitted

Duty of Care in a Nutshell Waste must • be managed at a permitted site • be managed within permit conditions • not escape • only be transferred to an authorised person • be accompanied by an adequate description • Waste producers must comply with waste hierarchy

Right Waste, Right Place Campaign: To raise awareness across waste producing business sectors of

Right Waste, Right Place Campaign: To raise awareness across waste producing business sectors of the importance of Duty of Care compliance. Why? • Drives company compliance and a secure audit trail • Duty of Care awareness is key to reducing waste crime • Provide a level playing field • Business benefits

The Waste Chain in 1990

The Waste Chain in 1990

The waste chain in 2019!!!

The waste chain in 2019!!!

Waste Crime • Not a victimless crime: Impact on environment and communities; Deters investment

Waste Crime • Not a victimless crime: Impact on environment and communities; Deters investment by legitimate operators in the sector • Getting worse? - Despite increased attention by Government. • ESA’s Rethinking Waste Crime/Government Serious Organised Waste Crime review/Resources and Waste Strategy • Cost of waste crime up to £ 1 billion a year…. • Fly-tipping: nearly 1 million incidents/yr and £ 60 million cost to Local Authorities in England Wales - and rising! • 500 - 1000 new large scale illegal waste sites added to regulators’ databases every year

Government action to tackle waste crime: • Additional funding • Sentencing Council Guidelines •

Government action to tackle waste crime: • Additional funding • Sentencing Council Guidelines • Fixed Penalty Notices • Enhanced Enforcement Powers • Landfill Tax for Unauthorised sites • Better Intelligence sharing • Resource & Waste Strategy

RWRP Campaign Survey of 1000 SME’s in construction, agriculture and retail sectors:

RWRP Campaign Survey of 1000 SME’s in construction, agriculture and retail sectors:

A Network of RWRP Ambassadors determined to raise awareness and tackle waste crime

A Network of RWRP Ambassadors determined to raise awareness and tackle waste crime

Thank you ! Alan Holmes Website: www. rightwasterightplace. com Email: info@rightwasterightplace. com Follow: @RWRP

Thank you ! Alan Holmes Website: www. rightwasterightplace. com Email: [email protected] com Follow: @RWRP 2016 Like: [email protected] com ESA: www. esauk. org