Around three-quarters of firms polled by the BPF stated they were in favour of staying put. But that still leaves many of the federation's members who either want the UK to leave the EU or are undecided.
New guidelines require courts to assess the amount of harm caused to an employee, the culpability of the employer and how much the latter makes in a year – presumably in order for a suitably punitive financial penalty to be levied.
Ministers aren't expected to influence the price of the waste material but they can address the system which financially rewards those who shunt waste plastics overseas and which muddy the domestic sector's waters.
The sticking point for many EU leaders is the UK's position on benefits. Similarly, David Cameron wants to limit the movement of labour across the EU, something which also goes against the grain for most other members.