B7.3 UK Policies and Controls


In this section we shall briefly look at:

  • Packaging
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances
  • End-of-Life Vehicles
  • Waste Batteries and Accumulators


Please note that the following section provides details of several pieces of legislation. It is not necessary for you to remember them all.

They have been provided to give an overview of the sorts of issues that are covered by legislation, which you can see are wide-ranging.

Each organisation has legislation that is considered ‘key’, but this differs from organisation to organisation. For example, any organisation that handles packaging (especially packaging producers) will regard the Packaging Regulations as key, but any organisation that does not handle significant volumes of packaging, will not.

You do not need detailed knowledge of legislation for the exam.