Environmental issues and legislation are incredibly diverse. From water pollution fines to the responsible recycling electronic of goods, the directives and laws are extensive. The idea of a central government department to consolidate these various pieces of legislation, making them more transparent and clear, has been rejected many times – keeping track of every piece of environmental legislation has been dismissed as expensive and impossible. However, this is exactly what the government expects from every business, from large to small and even micro-businesses.
Reduce the Use aims to help business owners understand current legislation relevant to them. Using the menu bar on the right or exploring the headings at the top of the page, you can find summaries of legislation, tips about reducing waste costs, guides about disposing of industrial or other hazardous waste. You can discover how to save money by recycling and using green energy, what kind of penalties you might face for breaking environmental law and how to start a simple in-office recycling scheme! We’ve tried to summarise as many important pieces of legislation as possible.
While Reduce the Use is proud to keep the information, reports and links up to date on this website it is not always immediately possible. You should consider the information on this website as a resource for research about environmental law, rather than the legally binding laws themselves.
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