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Cleaning up air quality in construction

As a big focus of the Environment Act 2021, the longstanding fight for clean air is being strengthened by a raft of new targets and legislation. Alex Minett, Head of Product and Markets at CHAS, outlines what businesses need to be aware of. Read More

Brexit: UK transition period: free HSE webinars

The HSE and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are hosting two virtual stakeholder events. Read More

Veolia launches guide on ‘safely’ reopening recycling centres

Resource management company, Veolia UK, recently issued a guide, titled ‘Local Authority Guidance on the Safe reopening of HWRC Networks‘ to help local authorities and contractors to “safely reopen” household waste recycling centres (HWRC) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Read More

Construction that doesn’t cost the Earth

Environmental responsibility is a major concern for the construction industry and it has never been more important for companies to use contractors that meet the latest sustainability standards, explains Ian McKinnon, Managing Director at CHAS. Read More

Suffolk bird flu: Cull of 27,000 chickens completed

A cull of 27,000 chickens has been completed after cases of bird flu were detected at a poultry farm. Read More

Waste handling: it’s the sound of the police

Would greater ‘policing’ of waste handling tie the industry up in red tape or drive health and safety standards in Read More

Pirbright Institute prosecuted for foot-and-mouth experiment failings in unprecedented case

A world-renowned animal disease research facility in Surrey has been fined for shortcomings in the management of safety during experiments with cattle deliberately infected with the foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). Read More

Gangmasters’ regulator set for reduced scope

Following a consultation, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published plans to strip back certain powers of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA). Read More



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