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November 2016 Legal UpdatesNovember 2016 Legal Updates

The Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 7 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2016 sets out provisions of the 2014 Act that came into force on 1st November 2016. ... read more

A guide to transitioning - ISO 14001:2015A guide to transitioning - ISO 14001:2015

It's been over a year since the new ISO 14001 standard was launched and what's become clear, is that there is no set way to meet the requirements. The subjectivity means that external auditors must go in to each audit with an open mind, due to the increas ... read more

October 2016 Legal UpdatesOctober 2016 Legal Updates

This month we wanted to highlight a piece of legislation that came into force on 24th February 2016. The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 ... read more

September 2016 Legal UpdatesSeptember 2016 Legal Updates

This month we wanted to highlight a piece of legislation that came into force earlier this year. The Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016 amended Part 2 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to establish ... read more

May 2016 Legal UpdatesMay 2016 Legal Updates

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 were approved on March 15th this year. There were a number of changes but we believe the most relevant is Regulation 7A which brings the EPB Regulations in line with the ... read more

April 2016 Legal UpdatesApril 2016 Legal Updates

Recently, Green Element have been asked a number of questions regarding lighting and any legal limitations they have when fitting and replacing new lamps. ... read more

March 2016 Legal UpdatesMarch 2016 Legal Updates

Under an amendment to The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations, as of 1st April 2016 businesses will no longer be required to register as a Hazardous Waste Producer (currently costing £18 a year). Up until that date companies are only required ... read more

Personal or Centralised Waste Bins: The BreakdownPersonal or Centralised Waste Bins: The Breakdown

There is an ever growing consensus for companies to take charge of their waste. Factors such as costs, legislation and CSR requirements are leading to a mounting pressure on organisations and ultimately, facility managers to do more. A decision to remove ... read more

Get Hooked on Fishing – Ninth Volunteer VisitGet Hooked on Fishing – Ninth Volunteer Visit

It had been a busy summer for GHOF and with the arrival of term time it was another week with the Insight School Skills Academy; a school to help young people who need extra support. We had a familiar group who by now were ready to start their cast awards ... read more

How environmental are our football clubs?How environmental are our football clubs?

At times, football does great things for communities but this rarely involves the environment. From travelling fans creating tonnes of waste to the mass energy usage of the stadiums they go to, it is undeniable that clubs have a significantly large enviro ... read more

Get Hooked on Fishing – Fifth Volunteer VisitGet Hooked on Fishing – Fifth Volunteer Visit

Spring has most definitely sprung at Get Hooked On Fishing Ealing. Over the past week or so the daytime temperatures were in double figures which is normally the time I like to dust the rods off and get on the bank. I'm sure anglers all over the country h ... read more

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