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"Sustainability is about profit...it is the opportunity of the century."
(Ben Clarke, Kraft Foods)

Batteries, energy-efficient light bulbs and a number of other frequently used chemicals/items are classified as hazardous waste and must be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Hazardous Waste Regulations?

Keeping abreast of changing regulations can be tricky. There are the obvious ones that apply to all businesses, such as those regarding health and safety and taxation. And then there are the ones that business all too often don’t know about – and many of this latter group are to do with the environment. The regulations that most frequently catch tourism businesses out include:

Check that your business keeps on the right side of the law.

Either, download a list of regulations that affect your business from NetRegs (opens in new window)
Or use the Business Link Compliance Check  (opens in new window) tool - takes around half an hour to complete (slightly longer for businesses that are larger, or use large amounts of energy or chemicals in their operations).

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Businesses that fail to comply with regulations regularly receive bad press – especially in the local news.  Caterer & Hotelkeeper report that a large proportion of hospitality businesses are not prepared for the regulatory changes that are afoot.  They also regularly report news of the sector.  Caterersearch.com and The Environment Agency also report non-compliance with regulations into the media.

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