4.70. The variety of waste regulations can
conflict and be difficult for businesses, hampering those attempting
to implement sustainable business solutions. We recommend that
the Government should continue to work with the European Commission
to promote an holistic approach during the development of new
legislation, to ensure that full consideration is given to the
impacts of any new legislation on the variety of sectors involved.
It is vital that the Government also provide adequate guidance
to UK businesses about how to comply with new regulations in conjunction
with existing ones.
4.71. Whilst we acknowledge that the cost
of landfill must be kept under constant review, we support the
use of the landfill tax escalator as a blunt instrument to divert
waste from landfill and hope that over time it will encourage
businesses to embrace true waste reduction strategies.