Basic good environmental practices, PPG1: prevent pollution

Introduction to basic environmental practices for businesses to help them comply with environmental law and prevent pollution.

This publication was withdrawn on

All pollution prevention guidance (PPGs) that was previously maintained by the Environment Agency has been withdrawn from use and can now be found on The National Archives.

Pollution prevention guidance contained a mix of regulatory requirements and good practice advice. The Environment Agency does not provide ‘good practice’ guidance.

Current guidance explains how to: report an environmental incident, get permission to discharge to surface or groundwater, manage business and commercial waste, store oil and any oil storage regulations, discharge sewage with no mains drainage, work on or near water and manage water on land.


(PPG1) Understanding Your Environmental Responsibilities

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Pollution Prevention Guidance 1 (PPG1) gives information to businesses about basic environmental responsibilities and practices.

It includes basic advice on risk assessment, site drainage, storing oils and chemicals, waste management and dealing with incidents.

Published 10 July 2013