Guidance

Preventing industrial and commercial pollution: pollution prevention pays

Practical actions businesses can take to 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This publication was withdrawn on

All pollution prevention guidance (PPGs) that was previously maintained by the Environment Agency has been withdrawn from use and can now be found on The National Archives.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

Documents

Pollution Prevention Pays

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Details

It includes advice on site drainage, handling and delivering materials, storage, waste management, trade effluent and emergency planning and response. It gives information about the costs of pollution incidents and how preventing pollution can be good for business.

Published 21 January 2013