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A study for the Drinking Water Inspectorate has found that many materials used to line pipes may contaminate tap water with endocrine-disrupting compounds
The Government is sponsoring work on a new “sustainability management” standard, with the aim of drawing together environmental, social and economic strands
Plans for a product levy to fund the collection of used batteries have been blocked by the Office of Fair Trading - casting doubt on similar proposals for waste electronic equipment
The prospect of an EC Directive on decorative paints has spurred paint manufacturers to develop innovative approaches to reducing the solvent content of their products
The aim of reducing total resource consumption should be integrated into the Government policy on consumer products, according to a parliamentary committee
Customs and Excise has issued a draft Bill for a tax on aggregates - amid concerns that perversely the tax might hit recycling
Ministers reached political agreement on six legislative proposals in June - including texts on incineration, GMOs, eco-labelling and the EMAS environmental management scheme
New EC proposals to set national air emissions ceilings look set to drive significant reductions in emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), especially in the UK
Talks on implementing the Kyoto Protocol are proceeding at a snail’s pace - and the EC and USA are at odds over the need to restrict trading in greenhouse gas emissions
The Government is claiming that the UK may need up to 177 new incinerators by 2020 - but its underlying assumptions on future waste arisings appear highly dubious
Official forecasts predict that the UK will miss its packaging recovery target by an even bigger margin than predicted last year
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