B1.1.4 Information


Information is the key to the success of any policy. People must be aware of why they are being asked to do something (whether that is a legislative requirements or a voluntary one).

Organisations such as Greenpeace, the RSPB and local Wildlife trusts all have a very important part to play in this. By increasing environmental awareness amongst the public and industry alike, the general understanding of the importance of environmental issues will be increased. This should lead to acknowledgement of the action that is required an eventually the implementation of required actions.

The Enforcing Authorities also have an important part to play regarding the dissemination of information. For example, the Environment Agency issue PPGs (Pollution Prevention Guidelines), which contain information on good and best practice.

An example is provided below: “Working at construction and demolition sites: PPG6.”

Environmental Guidance & PPG 23-05-12