CIWM Concerned Over Proposals To Scrap Site Waste Management Plans

waste_skipDefra today (18 June) published a consultation on cutting red tape surrounding Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs).

In 2012, as part of the Government’s red tape challenge, Defra proposed the repeal of the construction SWMP regulations, subject to consultation on the impact of doing so.

According to Defra, the red tape challenge is designed to remove unnecessary legislation.

The consultation is intended to ensure the implications of the proposed repeal of the SWMP regulations are understood by the industry and invites views on the proposed repeal of the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008.

CIWM chief executive Steve Lee – “CIWM believes that there is still a need to drive good practice throughout the sector…the Government should be encouraging business to realise the financial benefits of resource efficiency and waste prevention”

CIWM has responded to Defra’s consultation, saying that it remains concerned over the potential impact of scrapping the legislation.

CIWM chief executive Steve Lee said: “While many of the major construction companies and developers have embedded sustainable waste and resource management into their practices, CIWM believes that there is still a need to drive good practice throughout the sector.”

“In these tough economic times, the Government should be encouraging business to realise the financial benefits of resource efficiency and waste prevention and the role of SWMPs in reducing the impact of flytipping on the public purse must also be considered.”

The consultation is part of Government’s Red Tape Challenge and more details can be found here

 

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