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The EU’s PFAS regulation – and what it means for our industry

  It’s claimed that this would be a major climbdown from the EC’s plans to ban up to 12,000 hazardous substances under REACH regulation. Many of these are so-called "forever chemicals" or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which can build up in nature and human bodies and can cause a variety of illnesses. The alleged watering down of the regulation…
Natalie Creaney
July 14, 2023
March 25, 2022 in Environmental Working Party, Environmental Working Party Archive

Environmental Working Party Meeting Summary – 23 March

BIVDA held our spring Environmental Working Party on 23 March and it was held virtually. Its almost 6 months since the last meeting due to Christmas and COVID. Neil Plumridge, the Chair introduced the group to Stuart Cranmer who will be taking the role of Vice-Chair. Stuart has been in the industry for a long while, and is semi-retired, and…
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February 4, 2022 in Environmental Working Party, Environmental Working Party Archive

HMRC announces further Plastic Tax webinars and guidance updates

With less than 2 months to go until Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) comes into force, HMRC are sharing the following updates: Further Webinars Webinar 1: Introduction to Plastic Packaging Tax This webinar will cover how the tax will operate including: what plastic packaging the tax applies to who is responsible for paying and accounting for the tax what information is…
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January 21, 2022 in Environmental Working Party, Environmental Working Party Archive

Environmental updates for UK business & SMEs

UK businesses who make the SME Climate Commitment (to join the Race to Zero) can claim a free BS ISO 50005 standard, thanks to a partnership between BSI and BEIS. Businesses who sign up will receive a code via email. The SME Climate Hub has recently launched a suite of free new tools available to SMEs after they make the…
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December 3, 2021 in Environmental Working Party, Environmental Working Party Archive

Free Webinar: UK REACH and GB Biocidal Products: Data Sharing, Disputes and Appeals

The introduction of UK REACH and GB Biocidal Products has seen the chemicals and biocides industries facing the challenge of new regulatory regimes for the British market, with data sharing being one of the most pressing issues. Date: Wednesday 8 December 2021 - 14.00pm This webinar will address how the new GB legal system will work, and provide practical advice…
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October 14, 2021 in Environmental Working Party, Environmental Working Party Archive

‘Get Ready for Plastic Packaging Tax’ Webinars from HMRC

Webinars: Get Ready for Plastic Packaging Tax Are you a business that manufactures or imports plastic packaging? If so, sign-up now for ‘HMRC’s Get Ready for Plastic Packaging Tax Webinars’ to learn more about what you need to do before the tax comes into force from 1 April 2022. HMRC’s webinars will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the…
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