Waste Strategy is designed to replace plans under the Environmental
Act 1995 and requires the government to produce plans for
waste management in line with EU directives.
has three key objectives: to reduce the amount of waste that
society produces; to make the best use of the waste that is
produced; and to choose waste management practices which minimise
the risks to health or the environment.
for achieving these is waste hierarchy
of reduction, re-use, recovery, and disposal.
the Environmental Act 1995, contaminated land is land to which
significant harm is being done or could be done, or which
may cause pollution of controlled waters.
Local authorities have to decide these areas, with due regard
to guidance issued by the EA. The guidance proposes limits
on the definition of contaminated land and significant harm.
It sets out a risk assessment based on different levels of
risk for different sorts of human health.
The EA will play an active role in the clean-up of the most
contaminated sites - known as Special Sites.
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