The European Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation came into force in the UK on 1 June 2015.
Previous methods for classifying and labelling hazardous waste and dangerous substances under CHiP Regulations will no longer be applicable. CHiP will be replaced with the European CLP Regulation that implements the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) which standardises chemical classification.
CLP Regulations - what are the changes?
The obligations are similar to those under the previous EU legislation however there are a range of new symbols which must be used, therefore a number of products may need relabelling such as paints and detergents. Some products have newly been categorised as hazardous Whereas previously categories of danger were referred to these have become classes of hazards.
What does this mean for you?
CLP methodology must be used when classifying your waste. The onus is on the producer of the waste to ensure this is correctly classified and take account of these changes. The Environment Agency have produced some guidance documentation called ‘Technical Guidance WM3: Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste’ which you can find here.
If you have any questions around European CLP Regulation, the need for a hazardous waste premises code or how you manage your waste, please do not hestiate to get in touch with the Comply Direct Waste Management team who are always happy to help!