7 September 2011
As of 28th September 2011, Regulation 12 hierarchy duty came into force.
Regulation 12 of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 says that businesses who import or produce, collect, transport, recover or dispose of waste, must take all reasonable measures to apply the waste hierarchy when the waste is transferred.
Further information can be found at the following link, including a tool that allows you to create a Waste Hierarchy PDF document unique to your business: http://wastehierarchy.wrap.org.uk/. This guide aims to assist people who create or manage waste, local authorities, businesses and their contractors, in preventing more of this waste and in dealing with waste sustainably.