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Environment Bill Returns to Parliament

25 Feb 2020

The Environment Bill includes commitments on tackling plastic pollution and details how they plan on meeting the net-zero target by 2050
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Government Announces Ban on the Sale of Wood and Solid Fuels from 2021

25 Feb 2020

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have announced plans to introduce restrictions on the sale of wood and a ban on coal from next year
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Polymer 20 Bank Notes have entered circulation

25 Feb 2020

From 20th February the new polymer £20 will enter circulation and begin appearing in ATMs across the UK
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Some Local Bike Shop Day ideas to get you going

24 Feb 2020

Ideas that can help you to get your customers and the wider community involved in Local Bike Shop Day

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Free trade entry for The London Bike Show through the ACT

17 Feb 2020

Register for your free trade entry to London Bike Show now Read more…

The Best Small Shops competition gets a new look

14 Feb 2020

The IRC are delighted to announce a rebranding of the Best Small Shops competition to celebrate the fast-paced level of growth and to further amplify the competition

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Redesigning Retail

6 Feb 2020

How big brands are turning the traditional retail model it on its head.
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Calling all Knitters and Crocheters to take part in Reading University survey

4 Feb 2020

The Director at Stitchlinkshas put out a request to all who enjoy knitting or crocheting to take part in a study to explore the psychological effects of knitting and crocheting.
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A Brexit timeline for indie retailers

31 Jan 2020

Tonight the UK will leave the EU at 11pm GMT, ending a 46-year relationship, but what will this mean for independent retailers?

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Indie Retail Calendar 2020: February

30 Jan 2020

The Indie Retail eCommerce calendar for the month ahead to plan your sales & marketing strategies
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Environment Bill Returns to Parliament

Posted on in Cycles News, Political News

The Environment Bill has been laid in Parliament.

The Environment Bill includes commitments on tackling plastic pollution and legislates for the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS). The Environment Bill sets out the Government's policy on meeting the net-zero target by 2050, requiring producers to take more responsibility for products and materials that they introduce to the market, introducing a consistent approach to recycling and powers to introduce charges for single-use plastic items.

The Environment Bill was originally introduced in October before the General Election. The bill was reintroduced to parliament in January and will be considered by at its Second Reading on Wednesday 26th February 2020. The Bill gives powers to the government to introduce DRS, reform extended producer responsibility and increase consistency in household and business recycling collections. Secondary regulations will then be laid following further consultation providing detail about the measures and how they will be designed. Defra have committed to introduce a deposit return scheme and reforms to extended producer responsibility in 2023. 

The Environment Bill 2020 policy statement can be found on the government website here .

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