Month: November 1998
Environment Agency stretched to enforce Packaging Regulations
As of the beginning of last month, the Environment Agency is no longer accepting applications from companies to register under the Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997 for this current year. Businesses that have failed to register face the risk of prosecution by the Environment Agency or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
Pesticide residues found in 40% of European foodstuffs
Pesticide residues were found in an average of 40% of fruit and vegetables tested, according to a recently published report summarising national monitoring programmes across the EU and Norway in 1996. The Maximum Residue Levels were exceeded in 3% of samples.
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