Consultation on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU

The UK’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills has announced a new consultation on the implementation of the European Union’s new Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electronical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive 2011. The RoHS Directive primarily aims to ensure that EU Member States apply common restrictions on the levels of six hazardous substances that may […]

The RoHS Regulations 2008

The RoHS Regulations 2008

Reference: UK/2008/SI/37 The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2008 (RoHS Regulations) transpose EU rules into UK law. The Regulations apply to organisations that deal with electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and contain data and information management requirements. EU directives Original Directive The Restriction of the Use of […]

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Reference: UK/2004/SI/3391 If you are a public authority you have a legal obligation under The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 to provide information about the environment through an approved publication scheme and in response to requests. What is environmental information? Environmental information includes the state of the elements of the environment, such as air, water, soil, land; […]

Climate Change Act 2008

Climate Change Act 2008

The Climate Change Act sets a target for 2050 for the reduction of targeted greenhouse gas emissions; to provide for a system of carbon budgeting. The Climate Change Act establishes a Committee on Climate Change and confers powers to establish trading schemes for the purpose of limiting greenhouse gas emissions or encouraging activities that reduce such emissions or […]