The Quality Protocols

The Waste Protocols Project was a joint Environment Agency and WRAP initiative in collaboration with industry, funded by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) as a business resource efficiency activity.

The project developed quality protocols which clearly sets out the steps that must be taken for the waste to become a non-waste product or material that can be either reused by business or industry, or supplied into other markets, enabling recovered products to be used without the need for waste regulation controls.

What is a Quality Protocol?

A Quality Protocol gives guidance on how to recover waste, remove it from the regulatory regime and unnecessary regulations.

Please go to the Environment Agency for more information.