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

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.

The updates covered in this month’s edition include (among others):

  • Operators of an international rail freight terminal have been fined £6.5 million after the death of an 11-year-old boy.
  • The UK government announced an extension to the grace period for the mandatory use of the UKCA mark.
  • The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has published a revised version of product safety and non-compliance notification guidance.
  • A confectioner issued a product recall after an ingredient was found to contain a genetically modified organism (GMO).
  • The government published the first UK hydrogen strategy.
  • The HSE has opened a call for evidence on the proposed restriction of lead in ammunition.
  • The EA published a press release and a consultation on the reform to charges for abstraction licences.
  • The prosecution of an electrical recycling company includes a charity donation.
  • The government announces it will consult on banning a range of single-use plastic in England.
  • Member states vote on rules on the separate collection of single-use plastic beverage bottles.
  • The European Commission seeks views on endocrine disruptors.
  • The European Commission reports on nanomaterials in cosmetic products, and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) publishes guidance on nanoparticles and nanomaterials in food products.