Biocides: In-depth

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Biocidal Products Regulation (EU Regulation 528/2012) (BPR) came into effect on 1 September 2013. As a regulation the BPR applies across all EU Member States without the need for national implementing legislation.

Biocides: Quick Facts

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Biocides is the collective term for substances that are used to kill, limit or prevent the growth of specific types of living organisms. They are used in a variety of products ranging from cosmetics to paints, and from drinking water to pesticides. What are Biocides?

Employee Factsheet: Biocide Labels

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The label will contain information and instructions that must be followed so the biocide can be used safely and effectively. Always read and understand the label before using the product, following the label instructions carefully.

Water Protection Zones and Other Protected Areas: Quick Facts

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

In England and Wales, the Secretary of State has the power to designate a Water Protection Zone with a view to controlling the entry of any poisonous, noxious or polluting matter into controlled waters, or to prohibit or restrict those activities that are likely to result in pollution of those waters. Only one zone — the Dee catchment — has so far been designated. Water Protection Zones

Water Protection Zones and Other Protected Areas: In-depth

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Water Framework Directive requires certain protections for areas of land that supply drinking water (Drinking Water Protection Areas), as well as areas that fall under the protection of other directives. These areas include nutrient-sensitive areas, including areas identified as Nitrate Vulnerable Zones under the Nitrates Directive or areas designated as sensitive under Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD). These protected areas need to be included in river basin management plans.

Water Protection Zones Policy

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Diffuse pollution of water is a big problem in Europe and high costs are involved in reducing levels in water supplies by treatment or blending to meet drinking water requirements.

Ethical Procurement Policy

Friday, April 9, 2021

Ethical principles on behalf of our suppliers are one of our top priorities; in turn we demonstrate the highest level of ethical principles ourselves. We are fair in our procurement dealings and avoid any adverse conduct.

An Introduction to REACH: Quick Facts

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

REACH is the term used to describe EC Regulation 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. The REACH Regulation aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment while maintaining the competitiveness and innovation of the EU chemicals industry. REACH in Context

Environmental Liability: Quick Facts

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

At its simplest level, a liability is defined as the legal obligation that a person or organisation has for its actions. Under the UK legal system, there is a distinction between civil liability and criminal liability.