Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.

This month’s edition includes the following:

  • The government has published a consultation on a proposed new Protect Duty closing 2 July 2021.
  • Retailer fined £7.56 million for selling food past its use-by date.
  • Suspended prison sentence imposed for breach of a reporting restrictions order in a criminal trial.
  • High Court entitles private prosecutor to recover expenses incurred prior to commencement of criminal proceedings from central funds.
  • New carbon targets announced.
  • Single-use carrier bag charge increase.
  • The government publishes response on standards for biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastics.
  • The EA has issued updated guidance and positions on various waste and permitting matters.
  • Use of “rogue trader” leads to enforcement against landowners.
  • EU Commission proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) commences study on chemical recycling.
  • ECHA identifies nearly 300 chemicals for regulatory action.
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issues guidance to applicants from the plastic sector, including on new transparency requirements.

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