Environmental objectives will be ‘central to the national mission’ as Britain leaves the EU, the environment secretary insists
DEFRA has confirmed its intention to forbid the sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing plastic microbeads from mid-2018
People are on average using 115 fewer bags each year since the plastic bag charge was introduced in England
Many substances have been newly banned from domestic and professional detergents bearing the EU ecolabel
Lawyers are calling for an independent supervisory body and new national mechanisms to hold government and public authorities to account for their environmental law responsibilities after Brexit
The UK’s post-Euratom nuclear safety regime could be weaker and more patchy than at present, needing strong new ties with the EU watchdog and comprehensive domestic legislation
Lord Deben’s assessment that the EA is no longer independent and under-resourced, is causing concern as Brexit looms
MPs and green groups want environmental safeguards and better scrutiny provisions from the government’s draft law that would take the UK out of the EU
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