Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ash Dieback: A growing problem


Ash trees suffering with C. fraxinea infection has been found widely across Europe with a consignment of infected trees sent from a nursery in the Netherlands to a nursery in Buckinghamshire, England. Since then it has been found in a number and … Continue reading

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New environmental laws for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


If you are an environmental compliance professional with an international remit or an EMS Auditor with an international portfolio then you will know how difficult it can be to keep up-to-date with changes of environmental legislation. I have experienced this problem first-hand. … Continue reading

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Consultation: Waste Prevention Programme for England


With the great strides in the zero-waste strategies that are being made in Scotland and Wales, you would think that England already has a fully formed strategy in-place with all the good work being achieved by WRAP (Waste Resources Action Programme). At … Continue reading

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Waste and resource management sector: £7 billion boost in investment


The waste and resource management sector is due to get a boost of £7 billion over the next six years according to a new investment report produced by LRS Consultancy and Catalyst Corporate Finance. The mergers and acquisitions report was launched … Continue reading

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Supreme Court may force UK Government to take action on air pollution


It is difficult enough to understand, implement and maintain legal compliance with some environmental regulations, when you are a SME (Small and Medium Sized Enterprise) but what if you are a Government, used to making laws but, no necessarily having … Continue reading

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IAF Mandatory Document on Assessment of Certification Body Management of Competence


A new Mandatory Document on the assessment of the competence systems implemented and maintained by certification bodies has been published by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). IAF MD 10:2013 IAF Mandatory Document for Assessment of Certification Body Management of Competence … Continue reading

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Invitation to shape ISO 14001 for the next generation


As part of the developmental process for all International Standards, ISO launched a survey, ISO (International Organization for Standardization) has in place international and national committees (ISO TC 207 in the case of ISO 14001 and 14004) to provide input to … Continue reading

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