Monthly Archives: September 2013

Insight into the role of Accreditation in a Global Market


Accreditation has a wide-reaching impact upon our daily lives. Aside from the importance of Management Systems standards, such as ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 on quality, environmental and information security management, it has a greater impact on the … Continue reading

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Driving for the future today – A strategy for ultra low emission vehicles


The United Kingdom Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) published their strategy for ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) on 4 September 2013. This vision for the future has been long awaited as the Government has made some practical options to … Continue reading

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New UK plastic banknotes: A greener alternative


The Bank of England has just launched a public consultation programme over the next two months on whether to print polymer banknotes. The consultation ends on 15 November 2013 with the final decision to be made by the end of the year (2013) and the potential … Continue reading

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Report on the influence of EU policies on the environment


Readers of this site will recall earlier posts (Review of the Balance of Competences between the UK and the European Union, Balance of Competencies: Presentation and Deadline & IEMA Response to UK/EU Balance of Competence Review (and my LinkedIn discussions at Will the … Continue reading

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Consultation: Site Waste Management Plans: The Outcome


Readers of this site will recall that I provided insight into the consultation into whether the legislation supporting Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) for construction projects over £300k should be repealed. The original post can be found at Consultation: Site Waste … Continue reading

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RWM at the NEC


One of Europe’s premier waste management event is about to start tomorrow (10 September 2013) for three days at the Birmingham NEC. The Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Solutions event (RWM) is hosting: 750+ exhibitors bring you the latest products and … Continue reading

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New version of guidance on Hazardous Waste published


The Environment Agency has released a 3rd edition of its guidance “Hazardous Waste: Interpretation of the definition and classification of hazardous waste.” I was privileged to be involved in the drafting of the original guidance on the Hazardous Waste Regulations … Continue reading

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