Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 8044 15 Waste Minimisation Policies should be in place to follow established waste management procedures – procurement strategies should seek to reduce, within reason, the amount of material being used by the site. Materials should be reused where possible, recycling should be encouraged and promoted, and disposal to landfill should be a last option. Each individual strategy will depend on the limitations of the site. The approach should be referenced in the management plan and be in practice on the ground. Future aspirations should also be recorded. Judges may look for the following: + Have all facilities on the site been considered – cafes, concessions, sporting facilities, site operations? + How is green waste handled? Is it mulched and put back on site? Is compost made from clippings? + Recycling facilities should reflect the collection facilities available locally and be suitable for the type of litter generated and for the site itself Further Information Relevant national and international waste legislation www.gov.uk/guidance/wastelegislation-and- regulations, see also specific national guidance. 16 Chemical Use In the interests of protecting the health of users and staff on the site, pesticides and chemical fertilisers should not be used. Minimal use may be acceptable as part of an Integrated Pest Management strategy and a full explanation is given. ‘Pesticides’ is a general term that includes a variety of chemical and biological products used to kill or control living organisms such as rodents, insects, fungi and plants. For the purposes of the Green Flag Award, this includes herbicides which are effectively weed killers. If this operation is carried out by external contractors, their contract must be governed by the same robust controls to ensure that the principles of the Green Flag Award are maintained. If pesticides and fertilisers continue to be used on site there must be a justification for doing so. Relevant national and international legislation for procurement, transport, use, storage and application of these chemicals must be adhered to. The management plan should reference any issues that you are trying to address, state the solutions that you have considered and the decision that you have made. Judges would like to see this in practice on site and will be interested in the decision-making process. An elimination or reduction strategy should address the following questions: + Where are pesticides and fertilisers used? + What would happen if there was no treatment? Is there a problem? + Is there a way of altering the environment to prevent the problem?