ENDS Report Issue 315, April 2001

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  • City demands green reporting

    A major UK fund manager has announced that it will vote against the annual report and accounts of companies which do not produce environmental reports

  • Belgian dioxin aftermath

    Dioxin contamination of meat and dairy produce in Belgium in 1999 may result in 8,000 cancers according to a study

  • Go-ahead for offshore wind

    Eighteen offshore wind sites are up for lease but funding and planning considerations are still uncertain

  • PRN windfall for reprocessors

    Our survey of packaging waste reprocessors does little to dispel concern that revenue from the sales of packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs) is being wasted


  • B&Q to halt peat sales

    DIY retailer B&Q has announced plans to phase out the use of peat in all products by the end of the decade


UK policy

  • Landfill targets for councils

    Local authorities will face statutory annual targets to reduce landfilling of biodegradable municipal waste, under the Government's proposals to issue tradeable permits

EU policy

  • Reform of Seveso Directive

    Proposed amendments to the EC Directive on major accident hazards are set to hit the petroleum products sector


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