ENDS Report Issue 337, February 2003

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  • Beckett on CSR

    Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett set out her thoughts on the role of the corporate social responsibility in achieving sustainable development in February

  • IPPC improvement plans

    The Environment Agency is asking paper firms to examine their use of harmful chemicals, explore alternatives to land spreading of sludge and reduce noise under IPPC

  • Chemicals panel goes public

    The Government's Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances used its first open meeting, in February, to discuss plastics additives and performance indicators

Waste management

  • Joint venture on WEEE

    EMR, Biffa and Endeva are to establish a national scheme for the take-back and recycling of electrical appliances to aid company compliance under the WEEE Directive



  • Scottish water Bill

    Scotland has passed legislation to implement the EU water framework Directive, which has been extended to include measures on sustainable development and urban drainage systems

UK policy

  • Fit and proper persons

    Waste operators will face humiliating reviews of their status following conviction, the Environment Agency has proposed in new consultation papers


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