This information has been prepared to help the managers and staff of foundry businesses understand the environmental risks and responsibilities associated with their business and provides practical 'How to' information on key environmental issues. For example it provides simple solutions for managing waste (particularly reuse and recycling of waste foundry sand), odour, particulate and dust emissions and dealing with hazardous materials.
Why does the foundry industry need this information?
There are many benefits to be gained from the foundry industry becoming more environmentally responsible. These benefits include:
- less likelihood of environmental fines and prosecutions
- a better image in the community
- long term cost savings
- less negative environmental impact.
Poor environmental performance will affect your business, your employees, your customers and the local community. It can result in detrimental effects on health, safety, company image, financial performance and quality of life. It can also result in prosecutions and fines.
This information is provided for foundry managers and staff. It will also be useful for environmental officers employed by local government.
Please note the following pages do not provide legal advice and are not regulatory guidelines.
Environmental information for foundries
Page last updated: 27 February 2011