Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The Voluntary Initiative provides guidance to agriculture and horticulture businesses on best practice for using plant protection products. It also provides training and advice, and links to container recycling schemes and other initiatives to help you protect the environment and save money.
The Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN) is a non-governmental organisation that campaigns to reduce pesticide use and eliminate hazardous pesticides. They publish a list of pesticides that have potential harmful health or environmental impacts.
The Pesticide Forum oversees the work under the UK pesticides strategy and provides a forum for exchanging views.
The Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) is part of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and ensures pesticides and biocides are used safely. They approve pesticides and biocides for use and produce guidance for biocide and pesticide manufacturers and users.
The HSE provides a database of pesticides (includes herbicides, fungicides, molluscicides etc.) where you can find:
and a wide range of other information relating to pesticide use.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a non-governmental organisation that works for the conservation of wild birds and gives advice on management of the environment.
The Forestry Commission provides a number of technical publications dealing with the safe use of pesticides.
How farmers can best manage air quality and ammonia levels, Advice for farmers on managing ammonia levels, while also looking at their environmental responsibilities regarding air quality. This blog has a particular focus on Northern Ireland.
How micro-brewers and distillers can reduce their environmental impact, A blog exploring the environmental obligations and responsibilities of micro-brewers and distillers, with advice on things they should and shouldn't be doing.
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