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:
The government has published a consultation on a proposed new Protect Duty closing 2 July 2021.
Retailer fined £7.56 million for selling food past its use-by date.
Suspended prison sentence imposed for breach of a reporting restrictions order in a criminal trial.
High Court entitles private prosecutor to recover expenses incurred prior to commencement of criminal proceedings from central funds.
New carbon targets announced.
Single-use carrier bag charge increase.
The government publishes response on standards for biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastics.
The EA has issued updated guidance and positions on various waste and permitting matters.
Use of “rogue trader” leads to enforcement against landowners.
EU Commission proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) commences study on chemical recycling.
ECHA identifies nearly 300 chemicals for regulatory action.
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issues guidance to applicants from the plastic sector, including on new transparency requirements.