Policy paper

UK plan for shipments of waste

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Defra has made some small amendments to the UK Plan, and taken the opportunity to update the legal references in the document.

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In addition to the Waste Shipment Regulations and the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007, this UK policy document, the UK Plan for Shipments of Waste implements the long-standing UK policy of self-sufficiency in the disposal of waste by strictly limiting when waste may be shipped to or from the UK for disposal.

Defra consulted on a small amendment to the UK Plan to allow for the possible shipment of contaminated river sediments that are classified as non-hazardous waste. As a result of the consultation, Defra has made some small amendments to the UK Plan, and taken the opportunity to update the legal references in the document.

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