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Chemical companies are coming under pressure to have site management systems independently certified, following the example of the US chemical industry
Only a handful of councils have produced action plans to address problems with fine particles and nitrogen dioxide, targets for which kick in over the next two years
Major landfill operators have confirmed that they are likely to invest in separate cells for hazardous waste, but delays in permitting such sites may result in a shortage in capacity
A new certification scheme for compostable packaging has been launched to help councils choose sacks that will not impede centralised organic waste schemes
Retailers including Marks & Spencer have given their support to the EU's proposed chemicals testing programme, in evidence to a Commons' committee
Guidance on testing wastes, in line with EU landfill Directive requirements, has been issued by the Environment Agency, introducing significant costs for many industries
The Government is trying to protect industry from the huge costs of possible harmonised EU groundwater quality standards under the proposed Directive on groundwater protection
The Government has produced a draft allocation plan setting out CO2 emission caps for up to 1,500 installations in the UK - and has riled industry by taking a relatively tough line
A shift in US attitudes to climate policy is emerging - with Senate support for an emissions trading bill and far-reaching commitments from Democratic presidential hopefuls
A High Court ruling on access to funds set aside for managing landfills, where the operator has gone into liquidation has highlighted problems with the current legal position
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