To help meet the requirements of environmental management and environmental regulation, this range of label, sign, notice and tape products has been introduced.
Best practice environmental management system (EMS) in the form of ISO 14000, and the need to identify the impact of activities on the environment, coupled with programmes of continual improvement, and the setting of targets through IS0 14001 and ISO 14004 can be assisted by using waste management signs and notices, liquid and spill management labels, tapes and signs, resource and energy conservation and resource management signs and labels.
The ranges include recycling signs for aluminium cans, newspapers, metals and engine oils. Waste segregation signs to identify waste streams include domestic, general non-hazardous, hazardous, toxic, radioactive, clinical, food, landfill, confidential, recyclable solids and recyclable liquids. Spill management covers storage of chemicals, waste and special waste, and spill kit signs for actions to be taken in the event of a leak of general purpose liquids, oils and hydrocarbons and chemicals in drum or bulk container storage, with barrier tapes to cordon off spill areas, and signs to prevent liquid pollution through drains and into the general water supply. Resource management and energy conservation include notices, signs and labels for best practice to minimise the waste of water, lighting, electricity, heating and use of vehicles.
In addition, label ranges have been introduced to meet the demands of regulation through RoHS guidelines 2002/95/EC in the European Union and separately in China for the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Also, labelling is required under 2002/96/EC WEEE, waste electrical and electronic equipment directive on its collection, recycling and recovery.
Other ranges of signs can be used to identify contaminated land.