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Environmental/Waste Regulations

Recovered paper and plastics are governed by a wide range of waste regulations covering transfrontier shipments.  These regulations place a considerable duty of care on all parties involved in the collection, processing and sale of such products on a national and international level.

A selection of the most important regulations are detailed below:

Basel Convention
Environmental Protection Act
OECD C(2001)107/Final - Control of Transboundary Movement of Wastes Destined for Recovery Operations
European Waste Codes
EU Landfill Directive - 1999/31/EC
Producer Responsibility Obligations
(Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997

European Waste Catalogue
Commission Regulation (EC) 801-2007
Commission Regulation (EC) 1013-2006
Commission Regulation (EC) 1418-2007
Commission Regulation (EC) 740-2008

The above list is not exhaustive and all sellers/buyers of waste should satisfy themselves that they are complying with all national and international regulations.

As an ISO 14001:2004 registered company, IRL is committed to meeting regulatory requirements that apply to its business and minimise the impacts of its operations on the environment by means of a programme of continuous improvement.

Click here for further details of our Environmental Policy.

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