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The Chemicals Stakeholder Forum may face the axe just three years after its establishment. In June, the Forum issued its list of more than 100 "chemicals of concern"
Questions are being raised over the Government's support for biomass energy following the sale of the flagship Arbre plant and the insolvency of another developer
An official survey suggests that household waste is growing at well below the 3-4% annual rate assumed by many planners - although still fast enough to offset improved recycling
Retailers and manufacturers of a wide range of food and cosmetic products are under pressure to minimise the contribution of palm oil plantations to rainforest destruction
Ministers insist that they have no intention of managing demand for air travel - despite mounting concern that the forecast growth in aviation will undermine its climate change targets
Scotland's new ruling partnership has promised to adopt a distinctly greener hue - including proposals on water, environmental assessment and improved access to justice
Incinerators look set to lose their windfall from the issue of packaging recovery notes after a European court ruling classified them as disposal rather than recovery operations
The EU emissions trading scheme will come into force in January 2005 - and Government and industry need to take a number of crucial decisions over the next few months
Manufacturers and retailers are grappling with a range of options to collect and recycle waste electrical and electronic equipment to comply with an EU Directive
Environmental lawyers believe that serious litigation will soon begin under the contaminated land regime - even though only a handful of sites have been declared "contaminated"
A landowner who ran an unlicensed landfill site on his farm has been fined £175,000, a record for waste offences
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