Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Plastic packaging tax

HM Treasury is seeking views on the design of a brand new tax which would apply to businesses that produce or import plastic packaging that doesn’t include at least 30% recycled content, from April 2022.

 

This consultation closes on the 12 May 2019 and can be read here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/plastic-packaging-tax

Environmental News Blog

  • 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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