Preventing air pollution
Air pollution from your business can harm the environment by contributing to climate change and damaging land, water and wildlife. It could also have a detrimental impact on the health of people living in the local area - children and the elderly are particularly sensitive to the effects of some pollutants.
It is not enough simply to comply with air pollution legislation - you must also minimise the environmental impact of your business in many different ways. Taking active steps to reduce air pollution can benefit your business. For example, limiting emissions and improving your processes can save you money and enhance your reputation not only with your staff, but with your customers and the local community.
This guide outlines how to comply with air pollution legislation and the benefits of keeping air pollution to a minimum. It also includes information on checking and controlling air pollution and protecting others from pollution.
In this guide
- Causes and effects of air pollution
- Business benefits of improving air quality
- What you must do to prevent air pollution
- Prevent dark smoke
- Boilers and furnaces: environmental authorisations or permits
- Boilers and furnaces - chimney and emissions requirements
- Burning waste controls
- Protecting neighbours from air pollution nuisance
- Checking and controlling air pollution from your business
- Air pollution environmental legislation
- Air Quality Management Areas and Smoke Control Areas
- Driving in Low Emission Zones in Scotland