ENDS Report Issue 376, May 2006
Environmental investment plans ignore some core impacts.
Higher recycling rates reduce carbon emissions, says WRAP.
- Miliband climate speech
- Report on sustainable consumption
- Recycling benefits
- Food sustainability strategy
- Investors and industry prepare for REACH
- BITC environment index
- Environmental technology index
- UN launches responsible investment principles
- Risks of investment in Asia
- NGO for post-disaster clean-up
Energy & carbon
Over-allocation revealed in EU emissions trading scheme data drove the carbon price down.
- Appeal over Thames’ desalination refusal
- CO2 emissions from new cars
- EUETS review
- Largest wind farm go-ahead
- CHP for Southampton
- WAG backs Severn barrage
- Smart metering trial
Pollution & clean-up
Pre-construction delays might lead to excavation and landfill disposal.
- SEPA reports on radium-contaminated site
- Agency inspections fall again
- Buncefield update
- Cokeworks to be cleaned up
UK firms are joining an international palm oil programme as pressure mounts for sustainable sourcing.
- Soya certification scheme
- Soil improver eco-label slammed
- Furniture timber league
Waste & resources
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.
- Guidance on waste protocols
- WRAP business plan
- WRAP targets 2006-08
- Packaging recycling in 2005
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.
- Global PV
- The cost of removing sewage phosphate
- REMAS overview
- REMAS report results
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.
- Decision on council recycling targets
- Biomass grant scheme
- Responses to energy review
- Agency on alternative penalties
- Gaps in nano regulation
- UKETS back on the cards
- Nuclear waste report
- Agency charges for 2006/07
- Agency groundwater policy
- IPPC guidance on galvanising
- NI abstraction regulations
- Scottish private water supply regulations
- Revised nitrate regulations
- Defining waste and contaminated soil
- Waste data strategy
- Scots SUDS guide
- NI bathing water review
- Scots sewage odour code
- HSE on nuclear safety
EU government leaders have failed to support calls for a certification system to guarantee the sustainable production of biomass, according to leaked documents.
- BREF on inorganic chemicals
- Batteries Directive agreed
- Energy efficiency Directive published
- RoHS exemptions approved
- Phthalate restrictions mooted
- Commission reviews GMO approvals
Parliament & Politics
- Civil liability for risks
- Fridge recycler fined £100,000
- Small fine for huge sewage spill
- Biffa escapes odour charge
- Captain jailed for oil pollution
- Firms fined for sewer spill
- NI dumper saves £600,000
- £10,000 LAPC breaches
- Environment Agency fined
- Pesticide pollution fine
- Brewer’s sewage pollution
- Porsche packaging fine
- GW Chemicals fine
- Fine for needle dumping
- John Lewis fined