The Compliance Argument

Recent years have seen a broadening of the scope of waste legislation to cover a wider range of waste management operations. Legislation now places responsibilities on all parties involved in the waste management chain from the producer of the waste to the person responsible for its final disposal

The range of waste management legislation coupled with increases in the fines imposed by the courts for waste management offences and the high level of publicity surrounding a number of recent cases, means that waste management legislation should be treated seriously by all organisations. Universities and colleges are no exception. Indeed, this is one of the few areas in which legislation provides a major driving force for environmental improvement in the FHE sector. A number of universities have already received warnings in relation to waste management offences.