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Reconomy publishes guide to assist Welsh firms with incoming workplace recycling regulations

‘Separated waste collections for workplaces: Reconomy guide’ has been published by the international circular economy specialist to support Welsh businesses as they prepare for workplace waste management reforms which come into force on 6 April 2024. The regulations require all ...

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BESA says all buildings should be treated as high risk

Despite repeated warnings that measures introduced by the Building Safety Act are now in place, affecting every project, many contractors are still ignoring safety regulations says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association is concerned that firms do not ...

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Experts call for regulation of embodied carbon emissions in construction

Leading construction industry and built environment experts from 11 organisations are calling on political party leaders to make manifesto commitments for embodied carbon regulation in the UK. UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Institution of ...

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‘Landmark’ prosecution of online seller welcomed by REFCOM

REFCOM, the air conditioning and refrigeration industry’s largest safety register, has welcomed the successful prosecution of the online sales company Appliances Direct (AD) for breaching F-Gas Regulations. AD’s holding company Buy It Direct (BID) has been fined £37,500 following legal ...

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Recolight welcomes WEEE Consultation

The government launched the eagerly anticipated WEEE consultation on 28 December 2023. A range of measures are proposed within the joint UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive consultation. Recolight, the WEEE compliance scheme for the lighting industry, ...

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New building requirements for single sex toilets

The government is pushing ahead with plans to reverse gender-neutral toilets as part of its commitment and wider approach to protect and enhance single sex spaces. The proposed changes will mean all new non-domestic public and private buildings and places ...

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Government urged to push ahead with proposed waste reforms

Following recent reports that a further delay to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is under consideration, CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) has written to the UK Prime Minster, Rishi Sunak, calling on him to push ahead with “the comprehensive and ...

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Rethink the Bill

With the Government’s Retained EU Law (REUL) Bill, do we really want to sacrifice our excellent reputation for health and safety? asks Peter McGettrick, British Safety Council Chairman The UK has built an excellent record for health and safety over ...

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Webinar: How will regulatory updates impact FM sustainability and what will organisations have to do to comply? 

There have been several updates to regulations impacting organisational sustainability over the last six months, requiring greater levels of disclosure. Within the UK, there is a greater focus upon supplier management of modern slavery with additional reporting for Government contracts ...

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Inquiry into environmental regulations launched by the Built Environment Committee

The House of Lords Built Environment Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact of environmental regulations on development and has issued a call for written submissions. The Government has set out, through primary and secondary legislation, a number of ...

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