Closed petition Treat Carbon emissions as Hazardous Waste in planning process

The Hazardous Waste Policy states: “You must make sure hazardous waste produced or handled by your business in England causes no harm or damage. You have responsibilities known as your ‘duty of care’”

Emissions are currently not part of planning permissions.

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Global Climate Change is proof that carbon-type emissions “are harmful to humans or the environment”.

When proposing new business premises, plans for safe disposal of Hazardous Waste are essential for approval. This should now be a requirement for all emissions (including Nitrous Oxide, Methane) that any new infrastructure will produce. This will help stop further increases in the national emissions at a point where we have recognised the urgent need to drastically lower them. It also encourages embedded corporate responsibility.

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