ENDS Report Issue 332, September 2002

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  • IPPC permitting delays

    Delays are hampering implementation of IPPC - and fewer than one-third of companies which have applied have yet received a permit

  • Environment reporting survey

    A KPMG survey shows a steep increase in the number of major firms publishing environmental reports - suggesting that Government threats to make this mandatory have paid off

  • Scottish crypto lessions

    Scotland's drinking water regulator suggests that water companies should expect cryptosporidiosis outbreaks even though supplies meet the statutory treatment limit

Waste management

  • Waste charging success

    A local authority claims that a variable charging scheme for household waste collection has boosted recovery of recyclables and cut waste to landfill


  • Whitehall row over HFCs

    Home Office plans for a new headquarters building appear to breach Government green procurement guidelines by specifying HFC-based air conditioning


UK policy

  • Scottish renewables target

    The Scottish Executive has proposed that up to 40% of Scotland's electricity could come from renewable sources by 2020

EU policy

  • EU mercury phase-out mulled

    EU Ministers considering the phase-out of mercury cells in the chlor-alkali industry heard that thousands of tonnes of waste mercury will arise with few prospects of acceptable outlets


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