ENDS Report Issue 292, May 1999

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  • CO2 trend stuck in neutral

    New emissions data show that the UK’s CO2 emissions remained static for the sixth year running in 1998

  • “Witch hunt” on APEs

    An EC risk assessment of alkyl phenol ethoxylate surfactants is set to recommend wide-ranging controls - but manufacturers have denounced the work as a “witch hunt”

Waste management

  • Incinerators’ PVC headache

    Incineration of PVC wastes has been linked to numerous breaches of emission limits for hydrogen chloride - facing operators with difficulties in meeting a proposed EC Directive


  • Whitehall buys green power

    In a boost to the emerging “green electricity” market, two Government Departments have set targets to buy a proportion of their energy from renewable sources


UK policy

  • Scottish waste strategy

    Ambitious recycling and recovery targets and a proposed duty on businesses to segregate wastes for recycling feature in a draft waste strategy for Scotland issued in May

  • Planning and major projects

    Government proposals to streamline the planning process could be used to push through unpopular projects such as incinerators or nuclear waste sites


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