ENDS Report Issue 338, March 2003

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  • Emissions trading undermined

    Emissions data for 2002 have confirmed that the UK emissions trading scheme has been undermined by the award of large amounts of "hot air" - and cash - to three chemical firms

  • Water competition price hike

    The Government has admitted that its plans to introduce competition into the water market will push up domestic bills - putting environmental investment in jeopardy

  • New CSR index

    Business in the Community has ranked over 100 firms according to its new index of corporate social responsibilityy

  • Chemicals hit list imminent

    A list of "chemicals of concern" will be published in April by the Chemicals Stakeholder Forum - forming a likely launchpad for green campaigns over chemicals in products

Waste management

  • Eurocare aftermath

    The prosecution of Eurocare for a string of environmental offences last month poses awkward questions for the waste industry's professional and trade associations


  • Biopolymer's GM challenge

    Seven UK firms have signed up to use Cargill Dow's Ingeo biopolymer fibre - but has the company done enough to allay consumer fears over genetically modified products?



  • WET Bill blow to composting

    The Government has suffered defeats on composting and waste strategies in the Lord's third reading of the Waste and Emissions Trading Bill

  • Rough passage for Water Bill

    The Bill's proposals on abstraction reform, water efficiency and competition for big commercial customers promise interesting times ahead


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