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About waste management policies

Industrial waste management policies (IWMPs) were among the measures introduced into the Environment Protection Act 1970 by the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste) Act 1985 to improve the management of industrial wastes. 

In 2002 the Environment Protection Act was amended to allow the Authority EPA scope to develop waste management policies (WMPs). This change means that policies that deal with municipal waste can also be developed, thereby complementing existing arrangements and ensuring that a comprehensive framework of statutory policy can be maintained and strengthened. 

WMPs cover the full waste cycle – from generation and use through to disposal, treatment and reuse. WMPs may also allocate responsibility for industrial waste management operations and disposal and establish the level of technology that should be applied to processes involving wastes. 

Industrial waste management policies

Waste management policies

Reviewed 15 May 2020