Monthly Archives: March 2016

Changes for UK Hazardous Waste Registration (& SIC Codes)

The current hazardous waste regime will change with amendments to the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005). The changes come into effect on 1 April 2016 and are aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on business in-line with the Red Tape Challenge … Continue reading

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Update on Apple’s Environmental Initiatives: Renewable energy & Recycling

It was good to see that the Environment featured highly in the recent Apple Keynote (21 March 2016) presenting their new products, such as the new Apple iPhone and iPad Pro. Indeed, nearly 15% of the hour-long keynote highlighted Apple’s … Continue reading

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Further revision of ESOS Guidance, now, at Version 5.0

The Environment Agency has published version 5 of its original Complying with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme laying out guidance on the determination of a large undertaking, steps to complete an ESOS Assessment, the role of the Lead Assessor and specific … Continue reading

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New Waste Duty of Care published

A revised Duty of Care: Code of Practice has been published by the UK Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), which replaces the earlier version from March 1996. As with the previous version, it sets out practical guidance on how … Continue reading

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ISO 14004:2016 – Will it help you in implementing ISO 14001:2015

It is good to see that ISO 14004:2016 has been published by BSI in the United Kingdom & copies should similarly be available from other national standards bodies around the world. It has taken additional time to develop as it … Continue reading

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ISOfocus: Two editions for environmentalists

During a recent visit to International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) in Geneva, I was struck by two valuable resources published in their informative magazine; ISOfocus. You will recall ISO is the organisation, best known by environmentalists for the development and publication … Continue reading

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Could your signature save a Hedgehog?

During a recent shopping expedition to my local Waitrose, I picked up the current copy of their Waitrose Weekend paper (25 February 2016) for a quick read of the food recipes. However on this occasion, my attention was taken by … Continue reading

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