Waste Hierarchy Policy
Waste Hierarchy Policy 2012.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework that will advance
the sustainable use of resources. Andrew Page will demonstrate that the
waste management decisions of our employees will enhance environmental quality
and be resource responsible. Under the waste hierarchy we intend to reduce
waste, reuse materials where possible and recycle materials to reduce the
volume of waste that is sent to landfill.
Wherever possible Andrew Page employees and contractors will
pursue the following goals and adhere to the specified principles when
disposing of waste:
- Purchases shall only be made once it has been determined that the
product or service is necessary.
- Where possible, purchasers will ensure that the material will be
refurbished for reuse at the end of its useful life or recycled.
- Disposal decisions will be made in the context of the waste hierarchy
(prevention, preparing for re-use, recycling and disposal) before disposing to
landfill. We will use a waste contractor which endeavours to segregate and
recycle our waste and provide us with feedback regarding our waste recycling.
In all instances we will follow the waste hierarchy to identify the
best waste management approach for each specific category of waste generated.
Andrew Page is committed to:
- Prevention. Where economically
viable, using less material in design and manufacture and therefore avoiding
waste. Using the same item more than once and extending the useful life of products
and equipment before replacing them.
- Recycle. We will aim to
establish recycling contacts and agreements for as many waste materials as
possible within the organisation as well as consider turning waste into a new
substance or product where information, cost and process are achieveable.
- Disposal. We will endeavour to
use disposal as a last resort. Any waste materials will be disposed of in a way
that will not in any way pollute water, land or air at any stage of their life
We will also consider all other factors when making decisions on
waste, including social and economic impacts and technical feasibility.
Andrew Page shall
- Review current waste management practices and contracts to produce a
sustainable waste management programme to support the application of this
- Require its employees, contractors and consultants to comply with this
- Obtain a copy of contractor Waste Hierarchy policies, where available.
- Eestablish a staff training programme for the implementation of this
- Ensure that staff have access to recycling information to enable
- Establish a system to monitor and report on the outcomes of this