ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING - 23.09.2020
EA permit advice suspended
The Environment Agency (EA) has suspended its free advice service for permit applications. How can you ensure that your application is approved?
WASTE - 23.09.2020
UK to adopt EU’s circular economy laws
The UK will transpose much of the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) into UK law. What does this cover and what will this mean to your current waste management plans?
ENERGY MANAGEMENT POLICY - 23.09.2020
Managing your energy consumption
One of the ways a business can improve its environmental performance, with the potential bonus of saving money, is by effectively managing energy consumption. Use our policy to set out how you’ll achieve this.
OIL - 23.09.2020
Don’t let an oil leak stain your reputation
If you make mistakes in the handling and storage of oil, it can cause a serious and long-lasting pollution event and even land you in court. What measures should you take?
WASTE - 22.09.2020
Single-use carrier bag charge extended
All covered. Since its introduction in 2015, the single-use carrier bag charge of 5p has applied to any retailer that employs 250 or more people. However, in August 2020 the government announced that the single-use carrier bag charge is to be extended. New rules. From April 2021 all retailers will be subject to the single use carrier bag charge and there will be no small business exemption. The single-use charge will also increase from 5p to 10p per bag. ...
PLASTIC - 24.08.2020
Are we winning the war on plastic?
Some aspects of the coronavirus pandemic have been good for the environment. But lockdown has produced challenges for those looking to reduce their consumption of single-use plastic. What’s happening in the fight against plastic pollution?