Environmental Policy

Environmental and REACh Statements

Environment

Burleigh Pottery, as part of The Denby Group, are committed to operating in a manner that minimises our impact on the environment. We are committed to continually monitoring our environmental and pollution credentials to ensure that we not only comply with all relevant legislation but question our significant operational aspects as well.

Waste management strategies are already in place for the factory to maximise re-use, recycling and recovery where possible. The recent renovation of the factory premises ensures they are operating with the latest heating and lighting systems possible for energy efficiency.

 

REACh

Burleigh Pottery takes the EU REACh legislation very seriously and we risk assess and monitor all our products (articles) for the presence of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Burleighware articles contain lead oxide (which is classified as an SVHC) above the 0.1% (w/w) level provided by the legislation. However, although the articles contain lead oxide it is not released in normal use at levels above those deemed to be safe by overriding EU regulations.

Ceramic tableware for use in contact with food is subject to specific regulations to ensure safe use. It is a mandatory requirement that ceramic articles intended for food contact comply with the Ceramic Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2006 for lead release limits specified in the Council Directive 84/500/EEC as amended by the Council Directive 2005/31/EC. All Burleigh Pottery articles are compliant with this legislation and are therefore deemed safe for use in contact with food.

We will always aim to provide articles for use that are free of SVHC's, but if this is not possible adequate, appropriate and timely information about articles containing SVHC's will be communicated to users.

For any further information please contact Dean Barlow, Head of Denby Manufacturing, Group Quality & Regulatory at dean.barlow@denby.co.uk; or Daniel Bound, Environmental Compliance Officer at daniel.bound@denby.co.uk

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