The duty of care – environmental protction act 1990 and the enviromental protection duty of care regulations 1991 state that I must complete a waste transfer notice every year for each waste container I use. This basically states what type of waste I put in the bin and costs me £80 + VAT for each container per year (£160+VAT in my case) for the waste disposal company to administer this document.


In simple terms I put cardboard in the cardboard bin and general waste in the general waste bin. Others put glass in their glass bins, plastic in their plastic bin etc etc. To me this seems like a massive waste of time, resources and ultimately money for small businesses with no improved result.

Why is this idea important?

This idea is important because this law is just a non essential, time consuming, costly reform that ironically creates more paper waste

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