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?
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?
POLLUTION - 24.08.2020
£800,000 fine for water pollution
Severn Trent Water has been fined £800,000 after millions of litres of raw sewage polluted a stream in Shropshire for over a year. How did this happen and what could have prevented it?
PLASTIC - 24.08.2020
Bottled water consumption halved
Thirsty nation. Polls carried out by YouGov before and after the lockdown have shown that bottled water consumption has reduced by half. Nearly 60% of adults regularly purchased single-use bottles of water before the pandemic, and this has now reduced to 30%. This seems to be largely due to an increase in working from home, but anecdotally many of those polled were committed to the reduction of single-use plastics. ...
WASTE - 25.06.2020
Neighbours run ragged by waste criminal
A director has been found guilty following persistent breaches of his company’s waste permit. How did his actions lead to multiple neighbour complaints and ultimately land him in court?
GREEN INITIATIVES - 25.06.2020
It’s good to share
The Chair of the Environment Agency has spoken of the importance of “disclosure” as a tool to drive environmental improvement. What does it mean and what are the benefits to organisations which participate?