The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content are set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.
Dealing with plastic waste is not a new issue, and for many years, controls such as those found in the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (Waste Framework Directive) and its predecessor directives, have provided rules on how waste should be dealt with. Concepts such as the waste hierarchy, which sets out how various waste streams, including plastics, should be managed in order to reduce landfill disposal, by prevention, preparing for re-use, and by recycling or using other recovery methods are key frameworks in this area. These work alongside other controls—many of which are outlined below in more detail.
What has changed more recently, is an increasing awareness of the problems associated with plastics, particularly in the marine environment, as well as a greater understanding of how plastics degrade and leach into the environment.
Around 25.8 million tonnes
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This Practice Note considers the nature and scope of arbitration agreements with a particular focus on arbitration agreements pursuant to the law of England and Wales, although it also discusses the concept from an international perspective and includes some comparative examples from other
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For guidance on the basic features of the doctrine of estoppel and the different classifications it has been subject to, see Practice Note: Estoppel—what, when and how to plead and related content.Promissory estoppel—what is it?Where A has, by words or conduct, made to B a clear and unequivocal
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