LONDON A free evening event, which is being jointly organised by the government-funded Envirowise programme and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), is being held on 30 November at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford to highlight how electronics companies can identify, manage and reduce hazardous waste – and how in some cases they could save money in the process.
The briefing is in response to the new regulations which came into force in July this year. These regulations expand the list of waste materials classified as hazardous and introduce new controls for their movement. As a result many businesses are now dealing with hazardous waste for the first time, making it important for them to introduce changes to business practice in order to comply with the new legislation.
The event will be opened by the Vice Chair of the Thames Valley FSB, Barry Wheatley, and will feature a variety of speakers – including The FSB National Environment Chair, representatives from the Environment Agency as well as Envirowise specialists. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.
Wheatley said, “This new legislation will affect businesses of all sizes, many of whom probably do not consider themselves as hazardous waste producers. But without proper preparation and guidance, these regulatory changes could affect the operation of small businesses much more than larger organisations. This event will offer specialist advice for smaller enterprises and I would therefore urge as many businesses as possible to attend.”
You can register online or telephone Envirowise on 01635 280 430. The event is not limited to FSB members which number more than 6000 in the Thames Valley.