Many people are debating the pros and cons of Brexit. Some discuss the possible rewards of a self-governing United Kingdom; however others are concerned about the future of the country with regards to environmental policies and the economy. With that being said, what impact could Brexit have on industrial waste management and waste management legislation?
Industrial Waste Management
and disposing of industrial waste can be very dangerous. As such it is
very important that strict health and safety policies are put into
place. However with so many laws and regulations affected the United
Kingdom coming from Brussels, what will happen after Brexit?
of the main concerns regarding industrial waste and Brexit is the
impact that waste may have on the environment. Industrial waste has the
potential to negatively impact the environment and as such it is very
important that industrial waste is disposed of in responsible and
ethical manner that complies with legislation. However, where does this
legislation come from?
Where Does Waste Legislation Come From?
There are many pieces of legislation and many regulations that govern the disposal and management of waste, some of which are.
- The Waste regulations.
- Hazardous Waste regulations
- WEEE regulations.
- EU Waste Legislation
- And many more!
portion of the laws and regulations that govern the disposal and
management of waste in the United Kingdom originate from the European
Union. In the event that the United Kingdom decides to go down the “hard
Brexit" route, the United Kingdom would have to decide what EU laws and
regulations will be turned into British law and which laws and
regulations would cease to apply.
Some members of the public
are excited by this prospect, others are fearful and others are
confused. To some, a reduction in regulation could be seen as a removal
of 'red tape', making way for great business opportunities. However,
some worry that if regulations are removed we could see an increase in
environmentally destructive waste disposal practices, such as an
increase in the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
not everyone is worried about the future of waste management in the
United Kingdom after Brexit. Many businesses see the statutory
requirements as the minimum requirements and seek to do far better than
the minimum requirement. Many members of the public value protecting the
environment and as such choose businesses such as BKP Waste &
Recycling Ltd who have a strong commitment to the environment. If you
would like to read more information regarding our environmental policy
you can do so by visiting our policies, insurance and professional
What Are European Waste Targets?
are a number of waste targets that the European Union sets for member
states. One of the more well known targets is that the EU aims to
recycle 75% of packaging waste by 2030. All going to plan, the United
Kingdom will be independent in 2030, as the government aims to trigger
article 50 sometime during March 2017. This places the approximate date
of Brexit sometime around March 2019.
However a target much
closer in time is one of the EU's 2020 waste targets, 2020 is less than
three years away. In 2020 the European Union has a target of 50% of
waste (by weight) being recycled or prepared for re-use from household
Curious About Managing Your Industrial Waste After Brexit? What Can You Do?
regards to the future, we can only make speculations of what the future
for the United Kingdom will hold. Until article 50 is triggered and
more information regarding the Brexit negotiations are known, all we can
do is comply with the current legislation and regulations.
If you are concerned about any changes to legislation that might affect your industrial waste management. One way you can prepare for the future is to manage your industrial waste through a business with lots of experience in waste management. BKP Waste & Recycling has over 50 years of industry experience and has obtained numerous accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation and the British Standards Institution.
- An ISO 9001:2008 in Quality
- An ISO 14001:2004 Environmental.
- A BS OHSAS 18001:2007 in Health and Safety.
What Industrial Waste Management Services Does BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd Offer?
Waste & Recycling Ltd offers a wide range of industrial waste
management, waste disposal and cleaning services. These services are
performed by trained professionals who strictly adhere to health and
This list is not exhaustive, but here is an
example of some of the industrial waste management services that are
available from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd.
Bonded Asbestos Removal
Asbestos is a very dangerous material and was banned in the UK in 1999. Exposure to asbestos fibres can put you at risk of various serious medical conditions such as Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
Paint Booth Cleansing
In addition to providing a professional cleaning service, our team will also apply a liquid spray coating, forming a protective battier which can be easily peeled off when dry; keeping the booth in top condition.
Chemical Handling And Transfer Services.
Our chemical handling and transfer service includes the identification of the chemical and a full audit. In addition you will be able to gain access to added value services such as drumming, repacking and labelling, all of which are compliant with Hazardous Waste Regulations.
Interested In Industrial Waste Management Services From BKP? Request A Free Quote Today!
Waste & Recycling Ltd is a professional waste disposal and
recycling business that provides numerous disposal, management and
cleaning services. If you are worried about any possible changes to
waste legislation and regulations after the United Kingdom leaves the
European Union, trust a business with over 50 years of industry
experience. Trust BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd.
If you are
interested in our industrial waste management services or any of the
other waste disposal or cleaning services available from BKP Waste &
Recycling Ltd and would like to request a free quote, please do not
hesitate to contact our team. Our friendly and dedicated team will be
able to assist you with your enquiry by providing additional information
or by answering any questions you may have about our services.
If you would like to contact our team, you can do so in a variety of different ways.
You can reach our team by:
- Calling us on 0800 376 5004.
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