Philosophical belief — veganism

15 January 2020

Is veganism a protected philosophical belief? I have an employee who is very vociferous in their promotion of the vegan ethic and I have heard reports that this may be causing issues in the workplace.

Net zero: why does Scotland have a different target date?

14 January 2020

Scotland has set a target to reach net zero by 2045, compared with 2050 for the UK as a whole. Does this reflect a stronger political commitment north of the border, or are there scientific reasons for the difference?

Disposal of gas canisters

7 January 2020

Our business uses small gas canisters, usually containing carbon monoxide, for testing scientific instruments. These come in 20 litre and 34 litre sizes. How can we dispose of these safely and legally? Is puncturing the canisters then putting them in the general recycling an option?

Identifying ACMs for asbestos survey

2 December 2019

We are having an asbestos survey completed. It has been suggested that we can just presume that all materials contain asbestos rather than undertaking sampling and analysis. Is this the case?

Taking steps towards zero emissions

27 November 2019

As a business, we want to do our part to meet the zero-emissions target that the Government has set. What practical action can we take today?

New electronic waste tracking scheme

26 November 2019

Can you explain the Government’s new proposal for an electronic waste tracking scheme? How will this differ from existing schemes such as edoc?

Changes to waste exemptions

19 November 2019

Which of the waste exemptions are up for review, and when will the changes come into force?