ENDS Report Issue 325, February 2002

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  • DEFRA woes

    The new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is suffering a haemorrhage of environmental protection staff

  • IPPC roll-out in peril

    Implementation of integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) is bogged down in a rapidly growing backlog of applications

  • Regional renewables targets

    Renewable energy targets proposed by the English regions are unlikely to be sufficient for the UK to meet its 10% target by 2010

Waste management

  • Junk mail waste initiative

    The Direct Marketing Association is in discussions with the Government on producer responsibility for paper recycling


  • Chemicals safety campaign

    Ikea, the Co-op and Body Shop are among the leading firms on chemicals safety, a Friends of the Earth survey claims



  • MPs hit out at Treasury

    The Environmental Audit Committee has accused the Treasury of failing to provide leadership on environmental tax reform

UK policy

  • Agency seeks farms shake-up

    The Environment Agency is pushing for sweeping changes to the regulation of farming as the sector faces up to the implementation of EU Directives on waste, landfill and nitrates


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