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Environment weekly highlights—20 December 2018

Environment weekly highlights—20 December 2018
Published on: 20 December 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—20 December 2018
  • In this issue:
  • Draft Environmental Principles and Governance Bill 2018 published
  • 25 year environment plan: measuring progress
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • Implementing Regulation on hydrofluorocarbons published in the Official Journal
  • EU Parliament and Council set new CO2 emission standards for cars and light vans
  • New measures for EU emissions permits
  • ECON adopts report on proposed regulation amending BMR on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks
  • Council of the EU agrees position on low carbon benchmarks and disclosure requirements
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Environment highlights includes publication of the draft Environmental Principles and Governance Bill and launch of a consultation seeking views on how to measure progress against the 10 goals of the 25 year environment plan. We also include analysis on the significance of recent recycling policies and their impact so far; the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) publication of the long-awaited resources and waste strategy that requires businesses and manufacturers to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing waste from packaging; updated guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on preparations for Brexit and additional UK Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) guidance for businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Other highlights include the Court of Appeal ruling in Boots UK Ltd v Severn Trent Water Ltd, on the definition of trade effluent and the government’s announcement of its ambition to have the world’s first ‘net-zero carbon’ cluster in its aim to become a world leader in clean technology, along with the dedication of up to £170m of funding towards this endeavour; and revisions to the Port Reception Facilities (PRF) Directive with an aim to stop illegal dumping at sea. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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