18th January 2021

Waste consultation

DEFRA is also consulting on changes to waste management regulations for the export of waste from the UK.  Consultation closes on 1st March. The changes cover new exceptions covering two different types of waste and the removal of an exception for another type of waste.

7th January 2021

DEFRA consults on GM regualtion

DEFRA is consulting on the regulation of genetic technologies.  They are seeking views on the regulation of organisms (other than humans) produced using genetic technologies such as gene editing. Of specific interest is whether organisms, which could have been produced using traditional breeding methods, should be regulated as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The consultation will also gather preliminary views on the potential for wider reform of GMO regulations.  Consultation closes 17th March.

19th November 2020

Consultation on changes to eco-labelling

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting on proposed updates the existing ecodesign and energy labelling requirements which currently apply to light sources and separate control gears (‘lighting products’) in the UK.  Consultation closes 27th January 2021.