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:

    • New regulator for construction products
    • Poundstretcher is fined for allergen labelling offences
    • Modern Slavery recommendations for financial services
    • Possible manslaughter charge following a Smart Motorway death
    • The HSE and DEFRA update their chemicals Brexit guidance
    • EA issues a position statement to allow increased storage of plastic waste following export rule changes
    • President Joe Biden commits the US to re-joining the Paris Agreement
    • Government publications and consultations issued on low-carbon buildings
    • Environment Bill is delayed again
    • UK Government consults on “Best Available Techniques” – A future regime within the UK preventing or minimising impacts on the environment from industry
    • EU Court requires the European Investment Bank (EIB) to review a decision to finance a biomass power generation plant
    • European Chemicals Agency is to revoke at least 2,900 REACH registrations held by UK companies
    • UK company sues the EU over the Single-use Plastics Directive
    • European authorities to check compliance with authorisations and regarding recovered substances
    • European Commission says that half of green claims lack evidence