Day: 19 October 2001
Financial organisations launch new European corporate sustainability index
A group of financial organisations have launched a new sustainability indexes listing European companies in terms of their environmental, economic and social performance, with companies from Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK, outweighing those from other countries.
Public could be included in development of environmental policies
For the first time, the public could be invited to become involved in the development of EU-wide plans and programmes on environmental issues such as air quality, hazardous waste, packaging, landfill, and the protection of waters against nitrate pollution.
European fuel cell market will be more than 50 billion by 2040
The fuel cell market in Europe will reach nearly €48 million (£30 million) by 2008, with revenues expected to rise very rapidly to over €18 billion (£11 billion) by 2020, and €52 billion (£33 billion) by 2040, a new report has predicted.
Edie requires a News Reporter
Edie’s future News Reporter will need to have good news writing skills, will be able to work to a weekly deadline, and should wish to work as part of a friendly team. Good computer skills are essential, and foreign languages and knowledge of environmental issues are an advantage.
Microwaves used to recycle plastic/aluminium laminate cartons
A new and innovative process by which plastic and aluminium laminate cartons, such as those used for fruit juice, are broken down using microwaves, separating the aluminium and plastic so that they can be recovered, has been honoured at an awards ceremony at the London Science Museum.
Scotland still lacks a coherent sustainable development strategy despite latest initiative
A revitalised action plan for Scottish sustainable development may have gone someway towards addressing a major crisis of confidence in the Scottish Executive’s handling of sustainability, but serious gaps in the policy still remain, according to interviews with local authorities and other steakholders.
Wales doubles funding for waste management
Waste management in Wales is to be given a substantial boost over the next two years with the addition of an extra £8 million from the UK Treasury; to help fund priority needs within local government, on top of the £10 million allocated by the Welsh Finance minister in the latest budget statement.
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