ENDS Report Issue 357, October 2004

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  • Metals firm's climate cash-in

    Magnesium Elektron intends to cut its huge SF6 emissions under IPC - and profit by exceeding its climate change agreement

  • Chemicals Forum snubbed

    Chlorinated paraffins producers have upset the Government's Chemicals Stakeholder Forum by refusing to respond to requests for voluntary measures

Waste management

  • Landfill gas power boom

    Electricity generation from landfill gas has grown strongly but the future looks uncertain if renewables obligation funding is withdrawn

  • Councils lag on recycling

    More than 40% of English local authorities may have failed to meet their 2003/04 recycling targets


  • Timber industry's green push

    The timber industry's latest £1 million campaign promoting wood's sustainability has been slammed by brick and cement firms


UK policy

  • Cement kiln waste hitch

    Environment Agency plans to deregulate the burning of wastes in cement kilns have been held up at board level by concerns over the timing of public consultation

  • Remediation task force

    A Government task force on the licensing of contaminated land remediation is poised to start work but its remit is modest


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