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Proposals to head off a tax on aggregates were unveiled by the quarrying industry in November. But can the industry convince Ministers that it can stimulate recycling?
The Health and Safety Executive has refused to disclose the identity of companies which have breached their consents to release genetically modified (GM) crops
More than 700 UK organisations have now been certified to the international environmental management standard ISO14001
The UK is exporting growing volumes of waste plastics for recycling to satisfy obligations under the packaging regime
Fresh impetus for a ban on phthalates has been delivered by an EC scientific committee which found cause for concern
A new environment Bill whose main purpose is to implement the EC Directive on integrated pollution prevention and control has been introduced into Parliament
A new set of indicators intended to focus UK debate on sustainable development has side-stepped issues such as resource consumption and countryside quality
Ministers have ruled out the idea of a levy to fund domestic energy efficiency measures
A European Commission paper reviewing chemicals policy has stepped back from radical change
Bitter litigation between the Environment Agency and recycling firm Petrus Oils could have wide enforcement policy repercussions
Traditional ways of setting environmental standards no longer command public confidence, the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution has concluded
Many forms of recycling and scrap metal operations fall within legal definitions of waste recovery, the High Court has ruled
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