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UWLA says government plan for water will create “confusion and unnecessary expense”

UWLA MD Yvonne Orgill says that the plan for a mandatory label announced by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), on Friday 29 September will create confusion and unnecessary expense. The comments were made following the publication of the response to the consultation which took place earlier this year. Yvonne said: “The decision […]

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Defra Approach to Water Labelling “Shocking Waste” – BMA

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) has voiced its significant concerns regarding the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)’s announced plans for water efficiency labelling. The decision to bypass the well-established Unified Water Label (UWL) system in favour of a new scheme is being described as a “shocking waste” by industry leaders. Key points […]

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What does Defra’s ‘Emissions for air pollutants in the UK’ publication mean for the industry?

The new ‘Emissions for air pollutants in the UK’ publication released from Defra has highlighted an increase in burning wood for fuel by 124 per cent between 2011 and 2021, and a decrease in use of coal for domestic heating. The report also highlights emissions of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) originate from a wide range of […]

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Disappointment at delay to regulator’s specification for WCs

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association has reacted to a Government announcement on WC regulations. Defra, the environment department, has said that a new regulator’s specification for WCs will be delayed until the summer of 2023. BMA said the delay could prevent companies from getting product approvals before the new specification is implemented later in the year. […]

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Is there a reliance on installers to drive domestic water reduction?

BMA Chief Executive Tom Reynolds takes a look at plans for a mandatory water efficiency label, and what that means for installers: Following the release of Defra’s consultation on a UK mandatory water efficiency label, the BMA has been dissecting the proposals closely to understand the effects on the bathroom sector. The proposals call for […]

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