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Packaging made from recycled board appears to be contaminating food with solvents - but little or no data is available on the potential risks to health
Rivers contaminated with sewage effluent and run-off from farmland may be major sources of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide, according to a US study
Costs of complying with the packaging regulations have been found to vary greatly between different compliance schemes
Industry and the Government are showing increasing interest in life-cycle assessment - backed by a new set of ISO standards
A House of Lords Committee has launched a strong attack on plans to give Ministers broad regulation-making powers under the Pollution Prevention and Control Bill
The Government has set tougher targets for recovery and recycling of packaging waste, backed by moves to improve enforcement
A House of Lords report on genetically modified crops was presented as offering support for the technology - but some Committee members have rejected this view
Lack of funds may prevent the Environment Agency from identifying farms and industrial sites which pose serious pollution risks
The European Commission has called for all the EC’s air pollution control programmes to be integrated into a single strategy
TThe Government has proposed numerous changes to its air quality objectives - and looks set to water down its targets for particulates, nitrogen dioxide and ozone
Putting a price on the cost of waste has helped pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals giant Zeneca to save millions of pounds
Milford Haven Port Authority has been fined an unprecedented £4 million for its role in the Sea Empress oil pollution disaster
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