Green Element Legal Updates

September 2020 Legal Updates

This month there has been waste regulation changes made by the Environment agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales due to constraints caused by COVID. These changes are related to waste documentation. The amendments will ensure paperwork can be completely timely and safely. For example, signatures can now be electronic and Waste Transfer Notes can be sent electronically to adhere to social distancing.

Find a detailed breakdown of the changes here:

Environment agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales

Further legislation updates have been passed in accordance with the UK leaving the EU and COVID provisions.  They are as follows:

The Environment (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020

The Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 has been slightly amended in accordance with the EU Exit regulations 2019

The Fertilising Products Regulations 2020 (Code: HS20)

Changes have been made in regards to the market of EU fertiliser products in Great Britain.

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