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October 18, 2018

Return & Earn – What Should We Learn?

The potential introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for recyclable drinks containers in the UK draws a variety of opinions on the respective merits of such systems, and the drivers behind their implementation.

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August 16, 2018

The business benefits from meeting the sector challenges on waste

There is a lot of focus in the general media and from government on the Food & Drink sector, especially with food waste and plastics. But there is also a recognition of the importance of the sector to the UK economy with the first meeting this year of the Food and Drink Sector Council and the continued funding for support to food waste reduction.

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May 23, 2018

Getting to grips with legal compliance for the British meat industry

The British Meat Industry typically exhibits a range of environmental impacts and pollution scenarios that require effective management and operational control. Sitting alongside these risks is a complex framework of environmental law, with a typical organisation having in the region of twenty to thirty environmental laws requiring active compliance management.

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May 10, 2018

An Environment Agency Update on ESOS Phase 2

ESOS Phase 2 is currently underway and all large undertakings are expected to complete new assessments by 5 December 2019, with any audits from now counting towards the final compliance. Below is the latest newsletter from the Environmental Agency, which makes it clear that they are becoming more stringent and less amenable to non-compliance, with a significant number of penalties being followed up.

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March 08, 2018

Draft Revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework – a platitude towards boosting housing delivery?

Edward Bright (Principal, Planning) shares his thoughts on the Draft Revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and what the changes might mean. With Westminster drowning under the pressures of negotiating a successful Brexit, there’s no doubt those in Whitehall are all working hard. However, the Draft Revisions to the NPPF clearly show that creating ground breaking and effective domestic policy to boost housing delivery is not an easy task. Is this publication merely a platitude toward previous manifesto promises?

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