ENDS Report Issue 306, July 2000

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  • Water industry restructuring

    Drinking water quality and environmental concerns are among the reasons given by Ofwat for rejecting Kelda’s plans to restructure Yorkshire Water

  • Export recycling threat

    The export of waste for recycling has forced a plastics recycling plant in Derbyshire to shut down and the future looks bleak for domestic recyclers


  • Green claims fiasco

    A Government committee has vented its high frustration over the failure of a voluntary scheme to regulate misleading green claims on products effectively



  • PPC regulations passed

    Parliament has passed regulations introducing the new pollution prevention and control regime in England and Wales

UK policy

  • Aggregates tax flaws

    The design of the forthcoming levy on aggregates will also be payable on many wastes - missing an opportunity to boost recycling over the use of virgin materials

  • Solvent plans published

    The DETR’s plans to implement a 1999 EC Directive focus on direct regulation rather than taxation or tradeable permitting

EU policy

  • Green Paper on PVC

    The European Commission has proposed a raft of voluntary and mandatory measures designed to reduce PVC’s environmental impacts



UK policy

EU policy



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