ENDS Report Issue 319, August 2001

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  • Firms' green spending

    The food & drink sector has topped the environmental spending league after the chemical industry slashed spending on pollution control

Waste management

  • Landfill health study

    The new study which found a small statistical link between landfills and birth defects failed to consider likely pollution pathways


  • Paper supply chain row

    The import of paper from sources allegedly responsible for destroying Indonesian rainforest has raised supply chain questions


UK policy

  • DTI about-turn on renewables

    The Government has slashed its projections on energy-from-waste incineration capacity - and, to compensate, has increased the size of the obligation to supply other renewables

  • Company law review

    The three-year review of company law leaves it up to directors to decide whether environmental and social issues are important and whether to report on them

  • ELVs consultation

    A DTI consultation paper on implementing the EU Directive on end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) floats ideas on collection, treatment and recycling, but avoid the thorny issue of costs

EU policy

  • EU proposals on green liability

    The European Commission has limited the scope of it proposed environmental liability regime and is proposing a more limited role for environmental organisations



EU policy


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