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Products & Chemicals

5 things you need to know about PFAS

There are almost 5,000 forms of per- and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS), according to the OECD. What are they and where are they found?

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Chemicals

Coronavirus: ECHA extends chemicals compliance deadlines

The European Chemicals Agency has given businesses more time to comply with regulatory demands in response to the coronavirus outbreak and is also acting to boost disinfectant supplies

Water

Calls for greater transparency over ‘toxic’ new fish farm product

Environmental campaigners have written to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency demanding more information about a new product for treating sea lice in salmon farms hailed by the Scottish government as ‘potentially groundbreaking’

Supply chain

UK should introduce carbon border tax, says free-market think tank

A think tank with close ties to the Conservative Party has called on the government to tackle ‘carbon leakage’ by introducing a tax on imported electricity and carbon-intensive goods

Environmental Politics

Gove: Participating in REACH would be loss of sovereignty

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has dismissed suggestions that the UK should remain involved with the European Chemicals Agency and refused to publish an impact assessment for a prospective EU trade deal

Recycling

Budget 2020: Waste industry welcomes £200 per tonne plastic tax

The waste industry has welcomed confirmation in the Budget that the government will introduce a new plastic packaging tax from April 2022, claiming it would 'help to unlock future investment in British recycling infrastructure'

Analysis

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

43 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

43 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

The Environment Bill has returned to parliament with new powers on plastic waste and a requirement for ministers to review and report on international green law. Here's what you need to know about what's new and what has been retained

Environmental Law

Infographic: Focus on serious pollution incidents

There were 533 serious pollution incidents in England in 2018, up 27% on the previous year, with illegal waste activities, waste management activities and farming among the main culprits

Land, Ecology & Development

Why cities are failing to harness digital technology to make green gains

£104bn is expected to be invested annually in smart city technologies by 2021, according to the International Data Corporation. But some fear the potential environmental gains are not being given enough weight in digital strategies

Brexit Hub Policy

Policy changes that need to be on your radar in 2020

With the UK set to formally leave the EU at the end of this month, fundamental changes to environmental policy and legislation are on the cards. ENDS checks the policy radar to identify what you need to prepare for in the coming year

Climate change

Net zero: 6 breakthrough technologies for heavy industry

Decarbonising heavy industry presents a major challenge to reaching net-zero emissions. But new solutions are on the horizon. ENDS looks at six emerging technologies

Environmental Law

6 of industry’s greatest environmental challenges

Corporate adaptation to climate change, toxics in the supply chain, particulate air pollution and decarbonising cement and steel are among ENDS’ list of industry’s biggest green challenges

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