Great Repeal Bill ensures EU environmental legislation remains

The Government confirmed last week that EU environmental legislation will remain in place in the UK post Brexit.

On 29th March, Teresa May triggered Article 50 giving formal notice of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union. A day later, the Government published ‘The Great Repeal Bill White Paper’ outlining how it proposes to use the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ to convert EU legislation into UK law by the time of our withdrawal and thus ensure that the same laws apply from one day to the next.

The document highlighted that the Great Repeal Bill will ensure that all existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law until such time as we are in a position to review and consult on changes in the future. The Government also pledged in the white paper that it ‘is committed to ensuring that we become the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it’.

Whilst the method by which Government proposes to implement these legislative changes has attracted controversy, its commitment to EU environmental legislation gives businesses a degree of confidence in uncertain times and helps safeguard the environment at a time when the country’s focus is likely to be on other challenges.

 

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Fernbrook Bio achieves recertification to PAS110 & Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Congratulations to Fernbrook Bio for achieving recertification to PAS110 and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme!

Despite all the recent external pressures, Fernbrook Bio has successfully maintained a high-quality standard throughout. This fantastic achievement demonstrates how successful our 14-year strong collaborative partnership has been. We look forward to tackling the next challenge together.

End of halogen light bulbs

From this September, the UK Government is set to ban the sale of halogen light bulbs – with fluorescent light bulbs to follow suit.

We offer a complete collection and recycling service – so, get in touch if you have any unwanted lights, light fittings or bulbs.

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Changes include clarifications regarding when the EA will want an odour management plan. They may request one during pre-application, determination, variation or at any point during the lifetime of your permit.

Also, Materials recycling and handle odorous inputs or reject streams and Intensive Farming have been added to the list of Activities that require an odour management plan.