Duty of Care awareness campaign ‘Right Waste, Right Place’ welcomes ‘Rethinking Waste Crime’ report’s ambition to stop waste crime which is costing England £600m a year
Responding to the launch of the “Rethinking Waste Crime” report on 2 May, Sam Corp, Head of Regulation at the ESA, who is leading the national ‘Right Waste, Right Place’ Duty of Care campaign, commented:
“The Right Waste, Right Place campaign is delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Rethinking Waste Crime’ report as it helps to raise awareness of the important impacts of waste crime. The report reiterates what we have been advocating ever since the campaign was launched: waste crime must be stopped because it blights local communities, harms the environment and undermines investment in legitimate businesses. Primarily, but not exclusively aimed at SMEs, ‘Right Waste, Right Place’ raises awareness of Duty of Care legislation and provides practical information to help companies, partnerships, family businesses and sole traders
from a broad range of sectors to comply and help keep waste out of the hands of waste criminals.”
“As co-funders of the second phase of the Right Waste, Right Place campaign, CIWM welcomes this report, which reinforces the serious impact waste crime has on society as a whole, including legitimate businesses, land owners, communities and the local environment,” says CIWM chief executive Dr Colin Church. “We are committed to raising awareness among businesses of the measures they should take to comply with their waste Duty of Care responsibilities. It is not just about avoiding fines and the risk of more serious legal action – it is about helping companies to demonstrate a professional and responsible approach to managing their waste that in turn can help close down the opportunities for waste criminals to abuse the system.”
Tony Baker, Technical Director at Right Waste, Right Place ambassador GPT Waste Management, said:
“GPT Waste Management Ltd are proud to be an ambassador for the Right Waste, Right Place campaign. Our mission is to continually raise the awareness of our customers to ensure their statutory obligations regarding waste management are fully understood and met. The Right Waste, Right Place campaign provides waste producers with clear, concise and easily accessible ‘Duty of Care’ guidance.”
An easy to use interactive campaign website www.rightwasterightplace.com (Welsh website: www.wales.rightwasterightplace.com) has been developed, which offers practical advice on how to manage waste safely and efficiently.