February 2019: New regulations

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Pollution prevention and control: 22 November 2018

The Environmental Protection (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018 make various changes, including to the Environmental Permitting regime, to improve performance at permitted waste sites. They also introduce a fixed penalty notice for breaches of the new household waste duty of care. cedr.ec/5o9

Planning: 21 December 2018

The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 amend the Building Regulations 2010 to prohibit the use of combustible materials within the external walls and certain attachments to the external walls of high-rise buildings. cedr.ec/5o7

Waste: 1 January 2019

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018 amend the main Regulations to implement the open scope principle to bring all electrical and electronic equipment into scope and retain the current UK product categories, and make membership of the Producer Compliance Schemes Balancing System mandatory.


Air emissions: 17 January 2018

The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 make updates to existing legislation to set new requirements for some sectors of industry which use fluorinated greenhouse gases. As a result, several new offences are established. cedr.ec/5o8

Regulator: Pending

The Draft Environment (Principles of Governance) Bill contains proposals for how the environment will be regulated by the Office for Environmental Protection once the UK leaves the EU. cedr.ec/5o2


Waste: 18 December 2018

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a new waste strategy for England which aims to set out how raw resources will be preserved; help move towards a circular economy; minimise damage to the natural environment; help tackle waste crime; and eliminate all 'avoidable' plastic waste.


Waste: 18 December 2018

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has released a guidance document which establishes a food and drink waste hierarchy to be applied by the food and drink industry to eliminate or reduce the amount of waste it produces.



Waste: 27 December 2018

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs seeks views of the public on the plans to extend the Single-use Carrier Bag Charge to all retailers, as well as increasing the minimum charge to 10p per bag.


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