The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 sets new targets for packaging waste recycling for 2018-2020. Targets for paper, aluminium, steel and wood for 2018 to 2020 have been updated while the target for recycling plastic and glass for 2018 to 2020 remain the same. Other changes mean the recycling allocation for small producers for 2013 to 2017 is continued for 2018 to 2020.
Targets can be viewed below:
The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 includes the updated provision that any operator that has conducted environmental damage must identify potential remedial measures and submit these to the enforcing authority for approval. Additionally, the definition of environmental damage has been updated to include damage as a result of activity previously authorised under the Habitats Directive.
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The government has published an update to its mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting guidance which you can download here What is Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)? Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) is the carbon reporting scheme set to replace the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) from April 2019. SECR is part of a package of changes announced by the government which aims to reduce the burden of the current suite of reporting requirements while further incentivising energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. Who will be required to report?...
The government has just published new updated guidance to ESOS Phase II - download your copy here.If you would like a quick ESOS quote, please fill in this short series of questions here - or phone Emma on 07977 517128Not sure if you qualify for ESOS Phase 2?If any of your organisation's UK undertakings qualifies as a 'large undertaking' then all of your UK undertakings qualify for ESOS Phase II.A large undertaking is:any UK company that either:employs 250 or more people, ORhas an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£44,845,000), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43...