September 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 provisions for the unlawful disposal of waste. The change which came into force on 9th May 2016 allows local authorities to issue fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping of between £150 and £400. Providing this fine is paid within 14 days, no proceedings will be taken against the offender. However, if false or inaccurate details are given the offender is liable for a fine of up to £1000. Note this amendment just relates to small scale fly tipping incidents and applies to England only.

 

Global climate strike week reflection

 On the 23rd September in NY the As global climate strike week draws to a close, we at Green Element reflect on how we feel it went. 'I’m out of the office… Just took a long lunch break to prevent mass starvation'. To kick off the week on the 20th September Green...

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Why we are joining the Global Climate Strike

"What we do now, and in the next few years, will profoundly affect the next few thousand years" David Attenborough We at Green Element are looking forward to joining millions around the world on Friday 20th of September for the Global Climate Strike to continue the...

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