ENDS Report Issue 343, August 2003

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Bulletin

  • Manufacturers get into wind

    A growing number of industrial companies - including Michelin, Alcan and Ford - are building their own wind turbines in a bid to reduce energy costs

  • Warning on organotins

    A European scientific committee has raised concerns over the health effects of organotin compounds which are widely used as biocides and stabilisers in plastics and other products

Waste management

  • Landfill firms eye hazwaste

    A dozen landfill businesses are planning to operate hazardous waste disposal sites after next year's ban on co-disposal - with most capacity in north-east England

Marketplace

  • Tesco's CSR record under fire

    Tesco has been ejected from a WWF group for importing products made from illegal timber - and investors are asking hard questions about the retailer's wider performance

Policy

UK policy

  • Emission allocation

    The Government is consulting on options for allocating emission rights under the EU emissions trading scheme - and the stakes are high for the 2,000 installations affected

  • Call for action on ELVs, WEEE

    Quick decisions on how to deal with scrapped cars and electrical appliances are needed to avoid a repeat of the "fridges fiasco", the Cabinet Office has warned

  • Late moe on solvents

    More than two year late, DEFRA has set out plans to apply the EU solvents Directive to more than 10,000 smaller industrial sites

  • Retreat on water framework

    In a third consultation on implementing the EU water framework Directive, the Environment Department has weakened the role to be played by planning authorities and the public

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