Revisions to duty of care code

Proposals to amend the statutory code of practice on the "duty of care" on waste were issued by the Department of the Environment (DoE) on 18 August.1 Most of the changes are minor, although the scrap metal recycling industry has won a further concession in its deregulation campaign. The draft code also reveals that the DoE is planning to introduce a national system for classifying wastes next year and companies will be advised to use this when documenting waste transfers.

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