Questions and Answers

Would an unwanted fridge qualify as hazardous waste?

16 May 2017

Would an unwanted fridge qualify as hazardous waste? If so, how can we dispose of it responsibly?

Exporting hazardous waste

9 May 2017

What regulations do I need to comply with when exporting hazardous waste to other European countries? I am registered as a waste carrier in England and am investigating the possibility of exporting waste to Belgium.

Value of recyclate

2 May 2017

We are currently developing a waste management strategy with the dual aims of moving waste “up the hierarchy” and saving on waste costs. To keep this as simple as possible, we want to concentrate on just two or three recyclable materials. We produce quite a wide range of wastes including construction materials, office wastes and a small amount of food — where should we start?

New circular economy standard

4 April 2017

What kind of support to business will be offered by the new British Standard on the circular economy?

Air quality in offices

31 March 2017

As air quality in our cities continues to deteriorate, how can we ensure good air quality across our premises?

Lighting levels

24 March 2017

A member of staff has completed a display screen workstation checklist and has raised an issue with the lighting in the open-plan office. What solutions can I consider to resolve the issue?

Spring Budget environmental measures

20 March 2017

Does this year’s Budget contain any new green taxes or other environmental measures?


28 February 2017

Do you have any recommendations for simple and effective ways to keep outdoor paved areas free of cigarette and chewing gum litter? The existing bins are being ignored by too many of our staff.

Scottish EPR

21 February 2017

Will the new Scottish Integrated Permitting Regime be the same as the Environmental Permitting Regime in England and Wales?

Recycling decline

31 January 2017

Why are recycling rates falling in England when Wales and other European countries are doing so well?