Monthly Archives: October 2013

Can CL:AIRE help?


Readers will note the slightly unusual spelling of the female name, Claire, represented as CL:AIRE, which is the acronym for the organisation, Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments. CL:AIRE is the respected independent not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 to stimulate the … Continue reading

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When is ISO 14001 not ISO 14001?


A strange question to ask but one that was posed to me earlier this month – So “When is ISO 14001 not ISO 14001?” Most people reference the International Standard as ISO 14001. Although, it is better to refer to the … Continue reading

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Scrap Metal Dealers Act: A new era


On 1 October 2013, the Scrap Metal Dealers Act come into force and will herald a new era for metals recycling. The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 has replaced the increasingly out-dated Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and brings with it up-to-date legislation … Continue reading

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World Standards Day – 14 October 2013


With the ever shifting global markets as well as a need to balance remedies to macro-economic challenges with the urgent call for a meaningful response to climate change. In this complex environment, international standards can be powerful tools to lead … Continue reading

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Mandatory Energy Efficiency Audit Proposals: Deadline Approaches


Until 3 October 2013, The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been consulting on the implementation of Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU which requires the promotion of the availability of high-quality energy audits designed to … Continue reading

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