Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Some specialist manufacturing activities used to use ozone-depleting substances (ODS). Most uses are now banned or severely restricted
The use of ODS is banned in the manufacture of:
The use of methyl bromide is banned as a plant protection fumigant. It was used mainly for soil sterilisation and to fumigate food storage areas. It has been completely banned in the EU since 2009.
Specialist uses of ODS
A day with Hydrology, SEPA's hydrometry unit is responsible for around 400 gauging stations and 350 rainfall monitoring sites. River gauging stations are important as they allow river levels to be monitored so flood events can be predicted and flood warnings sent out.
Brewing and Distilling Technical Drop-in Day: Waste, Water, Energy, Brewing and Distilling is booming due to high demand for quality Scottish beers and spirits. All this growth is also leading to a boom in food waste, energy and water use.
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