ENDS Report Issue 353, June 2004

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  • Moves to strengthen EMSs

    The UK Accreditation Service is tightening its controls on certified environmental management systems in response to criticism

  • Vast IPPC installation at Ineos

    The vast Runcorn chemicals complex is to be regulated as a single "installation" under IPPC giving wider scope for improvements

  • 'All clear' for deca-BDE

    Despite mounting evidence of environmental contamination, EU Member States have signed off a risk assessment of the widely used flame retardant deca-BDE

Waste management

  • Illegal hazwaste exports boom

    Despite a 2002 ban, a flourishing export trade in Britain's waste TVs and computer monitors has been allowed to continue


  • Retailers' chemicals policy

    Own-brand retailers such as IKEA and Marks and Spencer are leading the way on removing "risky" chemicals from the products


UK policy

  • Hazwaste regime draws near

    A new regime on hazardous waste, replacing the special waste controls, has moved a step closer with the circulation of draft regulations

  • Changes for chemicals forum

    The Government is to press ahead with proposed changes in the role of the Chemicals Stakeholder Forum under a new chairman

  • Agricultural pollution agenda

    Policies to tackle diffuse pollution are addressed in a consultation paper on 'catchment-sensitive farming' as new studies show 70% of waters are at risk from farm pollution


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