ENDS Report Issue 339, April 2003

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  • New standard for CSR reports

    An assurance standard to help verifiers assess the quality of social and environmental reports has been launched - and BT and the Co-op have already signed up

  • Boom time for offshore wind

    The Crown Estate has been inundated with applications for offshore wind developments, and the Government has issued more capital grants for projects under the first round

Waste management

  • Regions aim high on waste

    English regional planning bodies estimate that huge numbers of waste facilities will be needed in future - and many are proposing tough recycling and recovery targets


  • Face-off on wood labelling

    The Forestry Stewardship Council's labelling scheme for wood products could soon face competition from an industry-backed rival



  • Compromise on WET Bill

    As the Waste and Emissions Trading Bill passes through the Commons, Ministers have offered proposals to ensure co-operation on waste plans between councils in two-tier areas

UK policy

  • Closed landfills face PPC

    The Environment Agency intends to bring closed areas of landfill sites under the pollution prevention and control regime

EU policy

  • Chemicals policy in the mix

    EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom has given some strong hints about the main elements of an imminent, and far-reaching, shake-up of EU chemicals policy


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