A new initiative aimed at getting businesses’ views on how to make waste regulation ‘simpler and clearer’ has been launched by the government this month.
The drive is part of the ‘Red Tape Challenge’, which was originally launched in April 2011 with the aim of finding out whether existing regulations are working as intended, or should be scrapped. It also aims to look at alternatives to traditional regulation, such as voluntary responsibility deals, which can reduce the administrative burden on business without damaging the environment.
Over the next three weeks, the focus on environmental regulations means rules governing everything from producer responsibility for packaging waste through to the permitting regime are under the spotlight. In total, 40 waste-specific regulations are involved, as well as the permitting system.
To find out more visit the red tape challenge website.