ENDS Report Issue 340, May 2003

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Bulletin

  • Row on EU emissions trading

    Industry and green groups have clashed over how tight the UK's cap should be under the EU Emissions trading scheme. The Government's plan for many sectors to opt-out of the scheme may also be at risk

  • Trouble in store on NO2

    UK and EU air quality objectives for nitrogen dioxide will be missed in many urban areas, according to an expert panel - and the shift to diesel cars will make matters worse

Waste management

  • Packaging waste exports rise

    Exports of packaging waste rose by almost 50% last year, accounting for a large chunk of the increased rate of packaging recycling

Marketplace

  • Gorillas and mobile phones

    Electronics businesses are coming under pressure over the devastating impacts of tantalum ore extraction in Africa

Policy

Parliament

  • Update on Water Bill

    Reforms of abstraction licensing, water efficiency duties on abstractors and users, and water resource planning dominated the House of Lords' debates on the Water Bill

Marketplace

  • Cash boost for recycling

    The Government has accepted many of the recommendations in the Strategy Unit's waste review, and has set up a £320 million programme to boost household waste recycling

Policy

International

  • GM trade war looms

    The US government has referred the EU's five-year moratorium on authorising genetically modified crops and foods to the World Trade Organisation - sparking a bitter row

Features

In Court

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