ENDS Report Issue 301, February 2000

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Bulletin

  • ICI contaminates village

    A village near ICI's Runcorn complex has been severly blighted by the discovery that a toxic chemical has leaked into houses from one of the company's old waste tips

Waste management

  • Changing behaviour on waste

    A pilot initiative to raise awareness of household waste has underlined the huge challenge of promoting widespread uptake of recycling and composting

Marketplace

  • CHP moves into the home

    Small, highly efficient combined heat and power units small enough to meet the energy needs of a single household could be on the market within two years

Policy

Parliament

  • Green tax policy slammed

    The Government’s decision to drop a pesticides tax and its handling of a planned tax on aggregates have been panned by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee

  • Farmers on IPPC, energy tax

    The glasshouse industry has told MPs it will suffer dramatically from the climate change levy - and pig and poultry farmers have comlained over the costs of implementing IPPC

UK policy

  • Contaminated land rules

    The Government has issued draft regulations which will implement a new contaminated land regime from 1 April

EU policy

  • Liability White Paper

    The European Commission’s White Paper on environmental liability proposes strict liability for damage to people, property and the environment - including biodiversity

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