The virus remains a hazard

7 September 2021

With children returning to school in much of England and people once again attending sports and music events in their thousands, many experts are predicting a rise in Covid-19 cases.

PFAS “widely detected” in English watercourses

7 September 2021

The Environment Agency’s Chief Scientist’s Group has concluded a review into environmental monitoring data on poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in English rivers, estuaries and groundwater to evaluate PFAS use, sources and environmental pathways.

Hazardous Substances (Planning) Common Framework: Policy Paper

7 September 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has issued a policy paper on the land use planning elements of the Seveso III Directive in the UK, ie where those establishments are sited and what is sited around them following the UK’s exit from EU.

Call for evidence on substance endpoints

7 September 2021

The Health and Safety Executive has issued calls for test data on endpoints related to three substances to avoid unnecessary testing on animals under UK REACH. 

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.