Our Environmental Policy Statement.
Dinas Distribution is passionately committed to the positive protection of the environment - meeting the needs of the present without compromising those of the future.
Our Commitment: Dinas Distribution is committed to the prevention of pollution and minimising the impact of its operations on the environment. This will be achieved through a programme of continual improvement.
Dinas Distribution will: Meet all relevant legislation and set our own standard where no regulations exist.
Comply with the WEEE Council Directive 91/157/EEC – (Batteries and Accumulators Containing Certain Dangerous substances). This currently (October 2007) does not apply to Alkaline and Zinc Carbon Batteries.
Monitor the situation regarding the latest developments regarding WEEE Directives affecting Alkaline and Zinc Carbon Batteries.
Assist those customers who wish to dispose of their spent batteries in an environmentally friendly way.
Minimise waste by encouraging the use of electronic transmission of orders and payments from customers.
Improve consumption of materials in all operations by the re-use of packaging when dispatching orders so that we reduce the amount of material recycled wherever possible and promote recycling and the use of recycled materials.
Minimise emissions by the use of national parcel carriers to dispatch orders rather than using own transport whenever practical.
Consider environmental issues throughout the lifecycle of our network products, equipment and services.
Work in partnership with our suppliers to minimise the impact of their operations on the environment through a quality purchasing policy.
Promote individual awareness of good environmental practices.
Monitor progress on our environmental performance.
Our Environmental Policy provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets. Our Environmental Policy is documented, implemented and maintained and communicated to all employees.
This policy will be made available to all parties interested in the performance of our environmental management system and is published on our website.
Gerry Taylor Proprietor Dinas Distribution. 1.10.2007
WEEE Council Directive 91/157/EEC – (Batteries and Accumulators Containing Certain Dangerous substances).
This directive does not at present cover Alkaline and Zinc Carbon batteries. The WEEE regulations come into effect in October 2008 and the emphasis will be on Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) and Ni-cad (Rechargeable) batteries to start with.
The Government has set an eventual target of recycling 65% of SLA batteries and 50% of alkaline batteries. They are working closely with the British Battery Manufacturers Association (BBMA) to establish which is the most cost effective way of doing it. The manufacturers prefer for battery skips to be included in recycling centres rather than the excess to be transferred back through the supply chain which in itself is not particularly environmentally friendly.
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