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Environmental investment plans ignore some core impacts.
Higher recycling rates reduce carbon emissions, says WRAP.
Over-allocation revealed in EU emissions trading scheme data drove the carbon price down.
Pre-construction delays might lead to excavation and landfill disposal.
UK firms are joining an international palm oil programme as pressure mounts for sustainable sourcing.
The waste industry has welcomed government proposals to open up technical competence accreditation but warns that plans to simplify exemptions rules could increase poorly managed sites.
The photovoltaic industry is looking to China for manufacture and markets.
Detergent manufacturers should help pay clean-up costs to achieve good ecological quality, says a new study.
Regulators are addressing certified environmental management systems and legal requirements.
Concrete measures for achieving new recycling and recovery targets, especially for commercial and industrial wastes, must be included in the new English waste strategy, the Environment Agency says.
Electrical equipment producers will have their recovery obligations calculated according to five categories of WEEE rather than total tonnage, a supplementary paper from the Department of Trade and Industry revealed in May.
EU government leaders have failed to support calls for a certification system to guarantee the sustainable production of biomass, according to leaked documents.
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