Monthly Archives: February 2013

EPOW – it’s all in the detail


As highglighted in my article “EPOW Conference: Highlights“, the recent EPOW (European Pathway to Zero Waste) conference provided an opportunity to hear excellent and experienced speakers from the public and private sector characterise the conference theme, ’A sustainable future for the … Continue reading

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EU 7th Environment Action Programme: A Work in Progress


The proposed 7th Environment Action Programme under the title of “Living well, within the limits of our planet” is being consulted with Member States by the European Commission, which will determine the policy and strategy for the environment across all … Continue reading

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MRF Environmental Permits will need to comply with a Code of Practice


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Government’s environment minister John Griffiths agreed earlier this month to consult on introducing a mandatory code of practice via the insertion of a new Schedule in the Environmental … Continue reading

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New resource for the Department of Energy & Climate Change


As part of the transition of most government services to the http://www.gov.uk domain,  the Department of Energy & Climate Change has moved its content to http://www.gov.uk/decc joining other governmental organisations, such as FCO, BIS, MoD, DCLG and DfT. The remaining ministerial departments including the … Continue reading

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EPOW Conference: Highlights


On a cold and distinctly wintery day, I had the privilege of attending a one-day conference hosted by EPOW (European Pathway to Zero Waste). My earlier article in this blog, “EPOW conference: A sustainable future for the South East, has explained that EPOW is a … Continue reading

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New good practice guidance on the responsible trade in timber and timber products


New guidance, known as PAS 2021:2012 – Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of timber and timber products – Guide to Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 – has been sponsored by WWF-UK Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) and developed … Continue reading

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Developments in Environmental Protection


Last week, the first of a series of lectures for Chartered Environmentalists was organised by the Society for the Environment in collaboration with its licensed partner, the Institute of Agricultural Engineers with the event hosted at Cranfield University. The subject … Continue reading

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