Waste Regulations Don’t Need More Cuts, Opinion Poll Finds

cutting-red-tapeAlmost two-thirds of respondents to an opinion poll believe that waste regulations do not need more cuts, following the announcement of a Red Tape Review in the waste and resources sector.

A review into the regulatory and enforcement barriers to growth and innovation in the waste sector was launched in July as part of a scheme aimed at saving British businesses £10bn.

The waste regulation review is one of the first being taken forward under the Government’s Cutting Red Tape programme – a scheme that looks to identify barriers to growth and innovation and to cut “unnecessary bureaucracy and streamlining processes across five sectors including energy, agriculture and waste.”

Almost two-thirds (64%) of respondents to the poll believe that more cuts to regulation are not necessary, while 36% of respondents think they are

The waste review calls for evidence on the impact of regulations across the industry – from production and processing to collection, disposal and treatment – and will be used to identify and remove barriers to advancing the sector whilst ensuring human health and the environment remain protected.

In response to this, CIWM Journal Online asked visitors to the site if waste regulations need more cuts?

Almost two-thirds (64%) of respondents to the poll believe that more cuts to regulation are not necessary, while 36% of respondents think they are.

Calling on businesses to submit evidence, Resource Minister Rory Stewart said: “This review is an exciting opportunity to look at what else we can do to cut needless bureaucracy and remove unnecessary burdens on businesses in the waste sector.

“We have already delivered savings of just under £1m a year by removing requirements for businesses to create site waste management plans and I hope this review will identify more barriers we can remove to open up the industry to further growth and innovation.”

Industry members and stakeholders can submit evidence to the review via the Cutting Red Tape website here

CIWM Journal Online’s latest opinion poll is asking: Axion Consulting says sample sizes for the new MRF sampling and reporting regulations should be increased for more accurate data. Do you agree? 

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