Zero Waste Week 2021

6 September 2021

It’s Zero Waste Week, the time when we are all encouraged to step up as Zero Waste Heroes. This award-winning annual campaign encourages householders, businesses, and community groups to increase recycling, reduce non-recyclable landfill waste and participate in the circular economy, in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals. For local authorities in particular, this is an ideal opportunity to spread the word about reducing waste and living more sustainably.

IATA backs European Digital Covid Certificate as global standard

6 September 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has commended the European Commission for its leadership and speed in delivering the EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) and urged states to make it their global standard for digital vaccine certificates.

Classifying portable and industrial batteries

3 September 2021

Guidance on the definitions, criteria and evidence given to classify portable and industrial batteries has been published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).

The era of leaded petrol officially ends

2 September 2021

After almost two decades of campaigning by the UN-backed, Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV), the era of leaded petrol officially came to an end in July 2021 when service stations in Algeria stopped providing the fuel.

Regulating genetic technologies

2 September 2021

A new report published by the Regulatory Horizons Council (RHC) sets out how the UK could take a leading role in shaping regulation to allow innovative and safe products using genetic technologies to be commercialised.

Framework for land-use planning and hazardous substances

2 September 2021

A non-legislative framework has been published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to ensure continued co-operation between the Government and devolved administrations in relation to land-use planning around hazardous substances.

EC set to revise the CLP Regulation

2 September 2021

Since 1 June 2015, one of the main strands of chemical safety legislation in the EU has been Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the CLP Regulation) and its numerous amendments.

Ecological Clerk of Works accreditation pilot rescued

31 August 2021

In response to the growing demand for an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) accreditation within the construction sector, the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) launched a new training pilot in 2019.