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3M’s decision to phase out some of its fluorocarbon products has put the onus on competitors to ask whether their own products are environmentally safe
Some PVC water mains cause breaches of a new drinking water standard for lead, research conducted for the DWI has found
Businesses will have to tailor eco-efficiency reporting to their own activities, a study by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development has concluded
The water industry has attacked proposals by pesticide manufacturers designed to fend off a tax on their products
The waste industry believes the Byker ash affair is behind moves to exclude ash recycling from councils’ recycling targets
Friends of the Earth has started a campaign targeting high street retailers and the use of hazardous chemicals in products
The Government made minor concessions to the renewable energy sector in July as the Utilities Bill completed its final parliamentary stages
Packaging recovery targets are to be increased from 52% to 58% in 2001 in an effort to meet the UK’s commitments under EC packaging legislation
Consultation with stakeholders and public participation will be crucial in developing successful municipal waste strategies, according to new guidance to local authorities
Products based on vegetable oils, starches and fibres have customer appeal, but they are unlikely to replace alternatives unless they have more tangible advantages
The House of Lords has overturned a Court of Appeal ruling and held that a major negligence action relating to exposure to asbestos in South Africa can be heard in the UK
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