frESH Law Horizons – Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law Procedure and Policy

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    Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law and policy.

    This month’s edition includes:

    • Health & Safety Executive (HSE) publishes annual statistics on injury and ill health
    • Proposed changes to laws on mobile phone use in vehicles
    • Corporate manslaughter charges brought in two separate cases
    • Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee publishes follow-up report on safety of electrical goods in the UK
    • The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) published draft regulations to ban selected single use plastics
    • The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on end-of-waste criteria in the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and Renewable Energy Directive (RED)
    • A Birmingham independent supermarket has been fined £75,000 for fly-tipping and trade waste offences
    • National Federation of Builders (NFB) urges government to invest in low carbon construction
    • Weetabix has been fined almost £140,000 for polluting a river with diesel fuel
    • Green groups call for EU action on PFAS