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There’s nothing like staring at the same four walls every day for months to make you long for a fresh outlook – and that’s exactly what happened during the coronavirus lockdown. Across the world, millions of people have embarked on DIY projects and home improvements – from fixing fences and installing decking to building full […]
In a combined EU Exit statement from TIMCON and DEFRA, it has been announced that from the 1st January 2021, it will be a legal requirement for all wood packaging material, including wooden pallets, moving between the UK and EU must be compliant to ISPM15 heat treatment. This includes making sure consignments of wood packaging […]
As part of the UK Government’s commitment to reducing plastic packaging waste, moves are afoot to introduce changes to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) by 2023. So, what does this mean? First, a definition: EPR is a policy approach under which producers are given a responsibility – financial and/or physical – for the treatment or […]
As the coronavirus crisis shows no sign of waning across the world, one of the most pressing questions among the public has been if the virus lives on surfaces – and if so, for how long? While research has suggested that the virus can survive on some hard surfaces for up to three days, it […]
With the Brexit deadline looming, businesses across all spectrums are preparing for changes in working practices. Not least among these is the world of pallets. A shortage of wooden pallets is threatening to derail UK trade with the EU following our exit from the union in January 2021. From that date, all wooden pallets used […]
Interesting news from Scotland, where, in May, the Government approved proposals and passed legislation to enable the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) from 2022. The UK Government is still consulting over when a similar scheme will be introduced here, with the intention to start the scheme no later than 2023. At RPS, we’re […]