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01 September 2021
Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021 

These regulations will apply updated ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for light sources and control gear. These will apply to products to be placed on the market in Great Britain.

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01 October 2021
Occupational Pension Schemes (Climate Change Governance and Reporting) Regulations 2021

These regulations will require a variety of occupational pension schemes to undertake climate governance actions and reporting.

The recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Disclosures (TCFD) will apply to these schemes.

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29 July 2021
International Waste Shipments (Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 and 1418/2007) Regulations 2021

These regulations apply export controls on shipments of sorted, non-hazardous plastic waste to non-OECD countries.

This reflects the removal of codes authorising the export of unsorted plastic waste.

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03 July 2021
European Union (Single Use Plastics) Regulations 2021

These regulations prohibit placing a range of single-use plastic products on the market in the Republic of Ireland.

Prohibited items include cotton bud sticks, cutlery and expanded polystyrene beverage containers, cups or food containers.

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24 July 2021
European Union (Port Reception Facilities for the Delivery of Waste from Ships) Regulations 2021

These regulations revoked the European Communities (Port Reception Facilities For Ship-Generated Waste and Cargo Residues) Regulations 2003.

The port waste reception regime was updated to bring it into line with the requirements of EU Directive (EU) 2019/883.

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02 July 2021
BAT for Post-Combustion carbon Capture

Best Available Techniques (BAT) have been defined for permitted UK installations that employ post-combustion carbon capture (PCC) plants.

BAT will apply to new installations and PCC retro-fits to existing plants.

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