Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Jan 30th 2023

As of 1st January 2023, there has been a change in legislation regarding upholstered domestic seating containing POPs and Waste Electrical, and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) containing POPs; POPs must now be incinerated and cannot be sent to landfill. POPs are a chemical substance that slowly break down in the environment and are often found on the back of covers and in the foam of upholstered domestic seating. They are a danger to human health and the environment.

Types of upholstered domestic seating that may contain POPs –

• Sofas
• Sofa beds
• Armchairs
• Kitchen and dining room chairs
• Stools and foot stools
• Home office chairs
• Futons
• Bean bags, floor and sofa cushions

(This includes any part made of, or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric, or foam).

At Go Green we are always looking for the most cost effective and environmentally friendly way to dispose of our clients waste; and as the waste industry adjusts to the new procedures around the change in legislation, you can be sure that Go Green will ensure that your waste is appropriately disposed of compliant to new guidelines.



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