Weee e-Waste Prevention

In February 2011, the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations introduced the legal requirement for organisations to apply the waste hierarchy when dealing with waste. This means organisations must take all reasonable steps to prevent and reduce waste, WEEE & e-Waste. Where waste does arise, demonstrate that they have dealt with it in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Waste prevention is at the top of this waste hierarchy.
As part of the Zero Waste Regulations Scotland have announced that a landfill ban on municipal biodegradable waste by 2020. This is the first ban of its kind within the UK and could lead to other countries following suit.

What is Weee e-Waste Prevention?

Weee e-Waste Prevention focuses on reducing the amount of waste that you generate at source.  It involves looking at your manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage, recycling and disposal processes to identify opportunities to manage waste and minimise its impact on the environment. Typical activities involved in waste prevention include:

Site visits
Mapping the packaging and production wastes to inform and develop good practice
Developing recommendations and methods for prevention, recovery and reuse of electric and electronic waste.

What are the benefits?

There are lots of benefits you can gain from Weee e-Waste Prevention as well as:

On-going cost savings
Better resource efficiency
Improved environmental credentials
Identify expensive environmental hotspots
Waste Report marketing tools which can be used when bidding for new tenders or new customers

To find out more about Weee e-Waste Prevention please call our friendly team at eSafe on or complete our Contact Us form. 2

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