Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mackie’s Ice Cream to go even, more eco-friendly


I am a great fan of the Scottish ice cream manufacturer, Mackie’s, since tasting their products on holiday. Their ice cream has a great creamy taste and is even available in the South East of England miles away from their … Continue reading

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Ukraine Delegation study tour of UK environmental auditor certification schemes


As outlined in my earlier post Ukraine Law on Ecological Audit, I have been privileged to be a Short-Term Expert in a European Union Twinning Project to support the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in the development and implementation of … Continue reading

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Consultation: RoHS


The UK Government Department for Business, Inovationss and Skills (BIS) has launched a consultation on the implementation of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive in the UK. This consultation seeks views on the implementation policy, draft Regulations and UK’s … Continue reading

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Soil sealing


Soil sealing – the covering of the ground by an impermeable material – is one of the main causes of soil degradation in the European Union (EU). Soil sealing, often, affects fertile agricultural land, puts biodiversity at risk, increases the … Continue reading

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Free Workshop: Achieveing Green Deal Success


As already reporting in an earlier post, the Green Deal is the Government’s flagship policy to support energy consumers to save energy and cost through novel financing of energy-saving measures. It will be available towards the end of 2012 for … Continue reading

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United Nations World Environment Day – 5 June 2012


The United Nations World Environment Day is on 5 June this year (2012). This year’s theme – Green  Economy:  Does it include you? – underpins the concept of an economy that is low-carbon, resource  efficient and socially inclusive.  The theme, also, … Continue reading

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PAS 99:2012 – Available for public consultation


This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) specifies common management system requirements and is intended to be used as a framework for implementing two or more management system standards/specifications in an integrated way. It draws together the common requirements in management system … Continue reading

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