15 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in October

Important deadlines relating to plastics production and pollution, costs protection for environmental claims, environmental permitting, nitrates action, environmental damage reporting, waste management, water use and restriction of chemicals are coming up in October.


1 October 2019: The Environmental Protection (Cotton Buds) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/271) enter into force. Manufacturing and selling plastic-stemmed cotton buds is prohibited in Scotland from 12 October 2019, to protect the marine environment from one of the most common types of plastic litter. 

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