About The Waste Hierarchy
The “waste hierarchy” ranks waste management options according to what is best for the environment. It gives top priority to preventing waste in the first place. When waste is created, it gives priority to preparing it for re-use, then recycling, then recovery, and last of all disposal (e.g. landfill).
On every Waste Transfer Note you now need to sign a declaration to confirm you have fulfilled your duty to apply the waste hierarchy as required by regulation 12 of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.
As an organisation disposing of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), you need to take all such measures as are reasonable in the circumstances to apply the waste hierarchy to prevent waste, and to apply the hierarchy as a priority order when you transfer your waste to another person.
The majority of WEEE disposed of still has life left in it. It is best practice to get as much use as possible out of equipment before replacing it.
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