Code of practice consultation – Duty of Care

DEFRA have opened a consultation on a revised Code of Practice (CoP) regarding the Duty of Care in relation to waste. The consultation, which opens today on the Consultation Hub runs until 21 September 2015 and is seeking stakeholder views several areas. The first section (questions 1-4) of the consultation asks for views on whether the CoP clearly sets out the scope, legal requirements and applicable timescales of Duty of care, with space for supporting comments. Questions 5 and 6 relate … Continued

Phthalates added to RoHS restricted substances at EU level

EU Directive 2015/863 was confirmed by the UK government yesterday (16 July 2015) as coming into force in the UK on 22 July 2019. The Directive amends Annex II of the RoHS Directive (implemented in the UK as SI 2012 3032) meaning that from the effective date the following substance restrictions apply: no more than 0.1% bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DCEHP) allowed; no more than 0.1% butyl benzyl phthalate (BPP) allowed; no more than 0.1% dibutyl phthalate (DBP) allowed; no more than 0.1% … Continued