The Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group is the latest organisation to join the ‘Right Waste Right Place’ Ambassador programme, helping to raise awareness of waste duty of care and helping to tackle waste crime.
Sam Corp, Head of Regulation at ESA said:
“The Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group with its successful ‘#SCRAPflytipping’ campaign is a natural partner for RWRP. Their campaign has produced a great toolkit of materials available to local authorities, free of charge, to raise awareness of waste ‘duty of care’ amongst householders to help prevent fly tipping. We are delighted to join forces”
“The ‘Right Waste Right Place (RWRP) Ambassador network continues to expand and in doing so is helping help us to reach businesses, their customers and supply chains in sectors that we would otherwise struggle to influence. Our RWRP Ambassadors are determined to raise awareness of Duty of Care and in doing so, help cut off the flow of waste to criminals”.
Duncan Jones, Chairman of the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group said:
“The FTG is progressing with numerous work streams to tackle fly tipping, ranging from looking at serious and organized crime through to the Group’s recent communications campaign, which highlights that fly tipping can be as small as one bag to an entire lorry load of waste. The campaign gives residents advice about how to properly dispose of their waste. In 2017/18 following the FTG’s efforts fly tipping reduced by 17.9% with further overall reductions seen so far during 2018/19.”
“However, at the same time the FTG is keen to ensure that we do not shift the problem across borders and so have offered our campaign toolkit to all local authorities free of charge to help build a consistent national message. To date Lancaster City Council, Buckinghamshire and Kent have launched the campaign. The toolkit has also been given to a number of other local authorities and waste partnerships. Once these partners have launched, the campaign will cover around 70 local authority areas across the UK.”
“We are pleased to be joining the Right Waste Right Place Ambassador programme because it complements our campaign well and we want to ensure businesses are also aware of their responsibilities too.”