24 January 2022

10:00 - 12:30

£ Training course

Waste legislation is a broad area of environmental legislation with multiple and complex compliance requirements for food and drink sector organisations. Waste law is also one of the areas of environmental legislation where there is the most non-compliant activity, and as such there are a range of requirements organisations need to undertake ensure compliance status is maintained and can be objectively demonstrated.

This course is designed to provide delegates with a clear understanding of the main environmental laws and compliance obligations relating to waste. The course will identify the main laws which apply to the generation of waste, those concerning the management of waste whilst temporarily stored on site, and the laws concerning waste contractors and disposal and recovery operations. The course will be informative for delegates new to environmental law, those with responsibilities on site for managing waste, and as a refresher for existing practitioners. 

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Learning outcomes:


  • Develop an awareness of the life cycle environmental impacts from waste generation
  • Appreciate the business benefits from effective waste management
  • Develop a clear understanding of how to fully demonstrate compliance with the “Waste duty of Care” legislation
  • Understand practical approaches to improving waste management through the waste hierarchy
  • Understand the scope and compliance requirements of Producer Responsibility waste legislation, and emerging Extended Producer Responsibility legislation.


Course agenda:


Course introduction

Waste, a quick overview:

  • Waste and life cycle environmental impacts
  • Waste and the circular economy
  • Waste and crime, and the need for regulation

Waste Duty of Care:

  • Duty of care waste laws and their interrelationship:
    • Controlled Waste Regulations 2012
    • Environmental Protection Act 1990
    • Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016
    • Waste Regulations 2011
    • Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005
  • The Duty of Care Code of Practice


Producer responsibility

  • Producer responsibility legislation and compliance management
    • Packaging
    • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
    • Batteries

Other Waste laws

  • Compliance management for other relevant waste laws including:
    • Animal by-products, Packaging Essential Requirements, Scrap Metal Dealers.

Q&A and next steps.

Pricing (includes VAT)

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(tickets available until 24/01/2022)
£150.00 £150.00 -

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