Client Blog: Environmental Bulletin from DIEM Ltd

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Environmental Bulletin

From David Inman

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Repeal of Site Waste Management Plan (SMWP) legislation

The Government has announced, following a DEFRA consultation in June 2013 which DIEM Ltd was a part of, they will be repealing the Site Waste Management Plan Regulations 2008 on 1 December 2013.

The inflexible and unwieldy regulation on SWMPs was one of the reasons for the repeal, but the consultation discovered that the majority of respondents would continue to use SWMP in some form as they can help cost effective waste management.

Therefore, clients and main contractors are likely to still require the use of SWMP.

DIEM Ltd did support the repeal of the regulations with the reasoning that the cost of waste management would drive waste minimisation as shown in the Waste Hierarchy below:

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I recommend the continued use of SWMP to help cost waste management, identify opportunities for cost savings and track waste produced during construction, as they are a useful tool in effective waste management, but now without the unnecessary regulations.

The repeal of the SWMP regulations does not remove any other waste Duty of Care regulations and requirements.

For more information on waste management on your sites or an informal discussion on how DIEM Ltd can help your organization with environmental management, or any other environmental services, such as ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 development or training, please contact me at the details below.

David Inman BSc (Hons) MRICS CEnv AIEMA TechIOA

Director DIEM Ltd

Tel 07737 194 686

Twitter @DIEMLtd