DEFRA: Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice: revised statutory guidance on how to meet the Waste Duty of Care requirements under s.34 EPA 1990. The Duty of Care requires anyone dealing with waste to keep it safe, make sure it’s dealt with responsibly and only given to businesses authorised to take it. It applies to anyone dealing with controlled wastes, including producers, carriers, dealers, brokers and managers. The new Code is broadly the same as the draft guidance published for consultation last July. Additions to the draft code include more information on the responsibilities of householders and advice on how long copies of documentation must be held for different waste types. (15 March 2016)