20 June – WEEE dual use review

BIS has launched a review of the interpretation of household WEEE. Following the WEEE recast, a potential discrepancy between the UK and EU classification of WEEE as household (B2C) or business(B2B). Currently. UK requirements allow for both nature and quantity of...

16 June – SVHC list updated

The European Chemicals Agency has updated the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to include an additional four substances as under consideration for authorisation or restriction action. The four new substances are 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid,...

Packaging waste thresholds to change?

Under the Better Regulation Red Tape Challenge, the Government have promised to review the thresholds for obligations under the Packaging Waste and Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations. The Strategic Reform Plan, published in April this year, proposes...