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The Environment Agency (EA) have released new guidance to all local authorities and waste management firms concerning waste that could contain POPs. There has also been specific guidance issued for soft furnishings including sofas, cushions, and some textiles.

It’s crucial that waste producers understand if their waste might include POPs. If in doubt, it should be treated that the waste does contain POPs. Firms can be held liable for wrongly classified waste.

GPT Waste offers a free, independent waste assessment that guides businesses on correct waste procedures that are cost effective and environmentally responsible.

GPT Waste offers an industry-leading, transparent and technology-backed offering to the UK waste sector. We can offer strategic reviews of your waste management requirements in order to identify environmentally and cost benefits. Our approach has made us the UK’s leading independent waste management company. To speak to our expert team about your waste management requirements, call 0844 854 5000.