What's New

Manufacturers call for European “CE” mark to be retained post-Brexit

17 October 2017

The Government should retain the European CE mark of compliance after Brexit, according to a report from a coalition of manufacturers and businesses.

Clean growth strategy pledges zero waste by 2050

17 October 2017

The Government has announced new measures to achieve “zero avoidable waste” by 2050 including a commitment to prevent all food waste entering landfill by 2030.

Clean Growth Strategy — a “milestone” in UK emissions reduction

12 October 2017

The Government has finally announced its Clean Growth Strategy, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the UK, while keeping costs down for consumers, creating good jobs and growing the economy.

Prime Minister announces plans to revive cap on energy prices

11 October 2017

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has promised to revive a plan to cap energy prices for some consumers. The plan was initially part of the Conservative manifesto for the 2017 general election. However, after the party formed a minority government in June the pledge appeared to have been dropped, with no mention of it in the Queen’s Speech.

Four parliamentary committees launch joint inquiry on air quality

11 October 2017

MPs from four parliamentary committees will team up to scrutinise the Government’s revised plans to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution on public health and the environment.

Heavy metal campaign to boost battery recycling

10 October 2017

British consumers are currently hoarding 178 million used batteries in their homes and millions more are ending up in landfill sites, according to a recent survey.

Scottish Government consults on environmental authorisation framework

9 October 2017

The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals for a new integrated environmental authorisation framework (IAF).

Consultations on Scottish authorisation framework

9 October 2017

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Scottish Government have published two consultations inviting comments on draft regulations around an integrated authorisation framework intended to bring together environmental authorisations relating to water, waste, radioactive substances and pollution prevention and control.

Consultation opens on plastic bottle deposit scheme

5 October 2017

The Government is inviting views on whether a deposit-return scheme for drinks containers can help reduce plastic waste in England.

Scotland bans fracking “indefinitely”

4 October 2017

The Scottish Government has announced that it will not support fracking and will seek Holyrood’s endorsement for an “indefinite” ban.