The policy changes that need to be on your radar, the compliance deadlines to prepare for and the key environmental legal rulings to expect in 2021
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More than 1,600 permitted sites in England have not been inspected for at least three years, according to an analysis of Environment Agency data, while other sites have faced multiple checks in a single year
There are some regulations that the Environment Agency has stopped enforcing entirely – does this reflect a change in the regulator’s approach to enforcement or a lack of capacity to tackle serious environmental crimes?
What are the most common reasons for permit non-compliance and how can they be avoided? Adam Branson investigates
The government has committed the UK to reducing its emissions by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels, with the target set to be enshrined in law. So what next?
A new consultation has set out the key elements of a proposed scheme that will make packaging producers take on the full cost of managing their products’ waste
Bath introduced England’s first clean air zone outside of London in March. Here’s what you need to know about how the scheme works and which cities will be next
The latest iteration of London’s key planning blueprint contains new environmental requirements, including that proposed developments should manage biodiversity impacts
In January new guidance was issued to help waste operators manage the risk of storing and treating combustible material in association with an environmental permit
These regulations, introduced in February, set rules on how fireworks should be sold and used by the general public
Exemptions for lead in the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive*
A series of exemptions to the general 0.1% limit on lead set by the 2015 RoHS Directive expire at the end of June.
From 1 July, an environmental permit will be needed to store shredded and chipped tyres at a port before export, under an Environment Agency regulatory position statement
The Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/971)
From 2 July, supplying drink products with an attached plastic straw will be banned, with some exemptions
This order disapplies, for three species, provisions controlling the introduction of non-native flora and fauna under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, to avoid duplication of control measures.
The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/422)
The regulations correct the maximum concentration value of cadmium in electrical and electronic equipment
Regulations enter into force to regulate the creation and operation of low emission zones in Scotland
The UK's replacement for the EU's REACH chemical regulation system has gone live. Here's what you need to do and when in order to comply with it, and the risks you face if you don't
Important deadlines relating to persistent organic pollutants, genetically modified organisms, planning and development frameworks, smart meters installation, marine conservation, transport strategy, and a decarbonisation fund for steel are coming up in November
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
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