Category Archives: Environmental Law

Environmental Law with The Sustainability Strategy covers all Irish environmental law and assists your organisation when conducting their evaluation of legal compliance and reviewing corporate sustainability. Key Irish environmental legislation includes The Waste Framework Directive, WEEE Directive, Water Framework Directive Air Pollution Act 1987.

Environmental Laws are always changing, updating, and evolving so it can be difficult to grasp where to even start. It is important to conduct regular reviews of all relevant legislation associated with your business operations.

Key legislation to review includes those relating to pollution, air, water, waste, energy, climate change, wildlife, land, and nuisance. It is also beneficial to review standards such as ISO 14001:2015, ISO 50001:2018, and PAS 2031:2017 (EEM).

Waste Framework Directive-(WFD)2018, transposed into law, 5 July 2020

Environmental news

In July 2018, the new Waste Framework Directive 2018, WFD (Directive (EU) 2018/851 of the European Parliament, amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste) was approved. It is required to be transposed into EU Member State law by 5 July 2020.   The aim of the new WFD is: Waste management should be enhanced and transformed into sustainable […]

ISO 14001 legal register

ISO 14001

A legal register ensures that your business understands the lawful responsibilities it holds, and therefore, reduces the risk of fines and prosecution by Legal Authorities such as the Environmental Protection Agency. It is required to be regularly evaluated and is invaluable to the operation of a business. Requirements of a legal compliance register for ISO […]

Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC)

Waste Ireland

The Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC was adopted on 20 December 2008 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 22 November 2008. It entered into force on 12 December 2008. Date of transposition into national legislation of the European Union Member States passed on 12 December 2010. It repealed the old Framework […]

EU Environmental Policy

EU environmental Policy

EU Environmental Policy The EU environmental policy is based on Articles 11 and 191-193 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The environmental policy helps the EU economy become more environmentally friendly and safeguards the health and wellbeing of people living in the EU.   The European Union (EU), its composition, […]