Monthly Archives: May 2013

PG Tips: Tea Bag Recycling brews up


An interesting and novel look at recycling has been started by PG Tips in conjunction with Recyclebank to raise consumer awareness of tea bag recycling through a social media campaign. Any tea drinker will be familiar with the PG Tips … Continue reading

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Exit from the EU: Weakening of UK Environmental Policy


A recent paper commissioned by Friends of the Earth (FOE) claims that the United Kingdom (UK) could see a significant weakening of environmental protections if it leaves the EU to join the European Economic Area (EEA). Leaving the European Union … Continue reading

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More International Standards for accreditation and certification


As a further update on the developing International Standards relating to accreditation and certification of management systems,  a new International Standard has been published on the competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems. The ISO/CASCO Joint Working Group … Continue reading

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sniffer Report: The start of a new beginning for EMS certification?


The recent publication of a detailed analysis of the inter-relationships of the Environment Agencies, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), its accredited certification bodies and clients has been completed and published by sniffer (knowledge brokers for a resilient Scotland). The research … Continue reading

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ISO/IEC 17021 – New Revision Schedule


Readers will recall that ISO/CASCO is the ISO Committee on conformity assessment. It serves as both a policy committee for ISO Council and a technical committee for drafting International Standards. Through its standards development and policy work, ISO/CASCO strives to … Continue reading

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EU Green Week Conference 2013: Cleaner air for all


In less than one months’ time, the 2013 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 4 to 7 June 2013 at a new venue, The Egg Conference Centre in Brussels. This … Continue reading

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Accreditation: Facilitating world trade


In one months’ time, World Accreditation Day (9 June 2013) will be with us with this year the focus is on the important role accreditation plays in facilitating trade around the world, both within and across national borders. The primary purpose … Continue reading

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