The European Pathway to Zero Waste (EPOW) is a partnership between the Environment Agency and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) aimed at demonstrating the zero landfill approach in the South East of England.
European Pathway to Zero Waste is a LIFE+ funded programme that is investigating practical ways to achieve zero waste to landfill in the South East of England. It shall share the results with relevant EU regions. The programme will run for just over three years to 31 March 2013.
Zero waste in this context is an approach to supporting the sustainable use of resources by business to benefit both the economy and the environment. It concentrates on reducing, re-using, recycling and recovering energy from waste.
EPOW, with the help of external consultants and Environment Agency staff, have produced a good practice guide on the management of waste exports for the use of Local Authorities (primarily) in the South East of England.
This guidance document covers the legislative requirements from the point of collection to treatment, constraints to exporting waste, good practice recommendations, and case studies provided by Local Authorities.
Whilst aimed at Local Authorities, there is much that can be gained from reading and applying the principles of the guidance to private sector organisations seeking to manage and export waste.
A copy of the Good Practice Guide can be downloaded from http://bit.ly/UXyELy