First Variable Monetary Penalty served by SEPA for landfill odours

A landfill site in Glasgow has been served with a civil penalty fine of £6,200 following a breach of their environmental permit which resulted in the release of odours that affected local com...

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Historic UN Biodiversity Agreement reached

The 15th session of the United Nation's Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) saw 188 governments come together in Montreal, Canada to agree on a historic set of goals to guide global action on biodiver...

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Government to consult on onshore wind planning changes

The government has committed to a technical consultation seeking views on how local authorities can demonstrate local support when considering onshore wind development in England.

The chang...

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Fly-tipper caught by military helicopter loses waste licence

The Environment Agency revoked a trader's licence to carry waste after he was convicted of fly-tipping, burning waste and false advertising on Facebook.

The operator...

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Company fined £800,000 after employee suffers life-changing injuries

A chemicals company has been fined £800,000 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in an explosion.

The employee of International Paint Limited spent eight days in intensive c...

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England to ban single-use plastic items after a consultation

Following the consultation run at the end of 2021, the government is set to introduce a ban on commonly littered and often not recycled (or recyclable) single-use plastic it...

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Lettuce tell you a little about Christmas food waste

On the 10th day of Christmas Cedrec gave to me, bin with food scraps and cheese!

The Christmas holiday time is very often associated with vast amounts of indulgent food, wh...

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Have a holly jolly work Christmas party

On the 9th day of Christmas Cedrec gave to me, a safe, HR friendly, party.

It is the time of the year where workplaces everywhere celebrate the festivities. It is great for...

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Oh real Christmas tree, oh fake Christmas tree

On the 11th day of Christmas Cedrec gave to me, the most sustainable Christmas tree.

Putting up a Christmas tree signals the start of the festive season for many of us, but...

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The future is dreaming of a white Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas Cedrec gave to me, a warning of less White Christmas' we will see.

Snow and Christmas go together in songs, films and Christmas cards, but for...

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Eight workers a-lifting

On the 8th day of Christmas Cedrec gave to me, ways to lift presents safely.

As Christmas Eve creeps closer those in the North Pole are getting ready for the busiest (and m...

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EU proposes legislation to ban products linked to deforestation

The European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation that aims to remove products that have been manufactured or produced in a way that lead or was linked to defore...

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A new coalmine in Cumbria gets the government's approval

The Levelling-Up Secretary, Michael Gove, has granted planning permission for the first coal mine in 30 years, which will be opened in Cumbria.

The decision on granting permission to build...

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CE mark to be recognised until 31 December 2024

Given the economic constraints many businesses are experiencing heading into winter 2022, and the additional strains on businesses and supply lines caused by the war in Ukraine, the Government has...

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Tower Hamlets council reject Chinese embassy plans

Plans for a new Chinese "super embassy" have been rejected by the London borough Tower Hamlets, against the advice of their own officers.

The plans aimed to redevelop Grade II-listed buildi...

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