Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
You can reduce your operating costs by minimising the amount of waste that you produce. When you have done everything you can to reduce the quantity of waste that you produce, investigate whether your waste can be reused or recycled rather than disposing of it to landfill or incinerator.
You must comply with your duty of care for waste. Materials that you are going to recycle are still considered to be waste materials until they are fully recovered.
Speak to your suppliers about providing materials in containers and packaging that can be returned to them for reuse.
Look at your process and see if you can reduce the amount of materials that you use.
Waste materials from CD and DVD production that you can recycle include:
You can find businesses that will recycle your waste by contacting your local council or by searching the waste directory.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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