The number of organisations who have joined the right Waste, right Place (rWrP) campaign, which raises awareness of the Duty of Care waste legislation and provides practical information to help businesses from a broad range of sectors to comply, continues to grow. Since the Ambassador programme was launched in August 2016, the following organisations have signed up to raise awareness amongst their 400,000+ SME suppliers, customers and members:
- Business Environmental Support Scheme for Telford
- Cory Environmental
- Considerate Constructors Scheme
- FCC Environment
- Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team
- Hills Waste Solutions
- Keep Britain Tidy
- Kent County Council
- National Trust
- The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
- Travis Perkins Plc
- Waste Cap
- Westminster City Council
- Willmott Dixon
The initial criteria to be an Ambassador are as follows:
· Evidence that the organisation embraces the principles of rWrP and has an internal programme and policy on waste management.
· A commitment to promoting best practice with regard to waste management.
· A commitment to actively engage with rWrP to promote the campaign.
Sam Corp, Head of Regulation at the ESA, commented:
“We are being approached by organisations from a range of sectors every week who want to get involved in the right Waste, right Place campaign. This demonstrates that local authorities, businesses and others are recognising how serious an issue Duty of Care compliance is. I am looking forward to continuing to work with our campaign ambassadors and to many more organisations signing up to the programme in the near future.”
Primarily, but not exclusively aimed at SMEs, rWrP raises awareness of the Duty of Care legislation and provides practical information to help companies, partnerships, family businesses and sole traders from a broad range of sectors to comply and help keep waste out of the hands of waste criminals. An easy to use interactive website www.rightwasterightplace.com has been developed, which offers practical advice on how to manage waste safely and efficiently. Those interested in joining the rWrP Ambassador Programme are encouraged to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.