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 the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.

    This month’s edition includes the following:

    • COVID-19: Further relaxation of lockdown from 4 July 2020.
    • Fine of £1.2 Million for Oil Company for Health and Safety Breaches.
    • Safety Alert for KN95 Face Masks.
    • The Climate Change Committee published its annual report to parliament.
    • The government has published its response to the consultation on the future of UK carbon pricing.
    • The Environment Agency updated guidance on collecting and treating waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
    • The UK is no longer seeking ‘associate membership’ of EU REACH.
    • The Environment Bill will not now resume until after the summer recess.
    • EU starts revision of its packaging law.
    • EU to amend Waste Shipments Regulation to implement international law on plastic waste.
    • EU to revise concentration limits for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in waste.
    • ECHA committee backs microplastics restriction proposal.