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FIRA Members: A Guide to the Environmental Legislation for Weeds and Non Native Species
FIRA International Ltd, on behalf of the Furniture Industry Research Association, has produced a new guide for members on 'Environmental Legislation for Weeds and Non Native Species'.
This followed feedback from audits conducted by FIRA International, and from members, that the management of weeds and the presence of non-native species is of increasing concern.
This document is a simplified guide to the Regulations that govern the identification and management of weeds and non-native flora species by occupiers and landowners.
Sections in the guide include:
- Regulations, including the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, EU Regulation (1141/2014) on invasive alien (non-native) species, The Weeds Act 1959
- Identifying and controlling non-native species on your property, Preventing the spread of harmful weeds, Preventing the spread of invasive, non-native plants, Enforcement, Penalties
- Disposal of invasive, non-native plants and injurious weeds, including Invasive and non-native plants, Injurious weeds