Title: Hazardous waste disposal in the UK

Authors: P.M.L. Barnes

Addresses: 57 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6FA, UK

Abstract: Custom and practice have exerted a powerful influence on waste management in the UK. A notable feature is the role of local government, which remains dominant despite expanding legislation and the increasing technical complexity of waste management. The private sector has long had a major role in the transporting and disposal of hazardous waste. The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 represented a major revision of UK environmental legislation. A significant advance in the handling of hazardous wastes was the imposition of a new principle of |Duty of Care| on all concerned parties.

Keywords: environmental protection; hazardous wastes; landfill; toxic waste; UK waste disposal; United Kingdom; local government; legislation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1997.028303

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1997 Vol.7 No.2, pp.169 - 204

Published online: 16 Sep 2009 *

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