Day: 16 March 2001
Environmental Impacts of PVC not excessive compared to alternatives
Although polyvinyl chloride (PVC) does affect the environment, the effects are not excessive when compared to those of commonly used alternatives, according to a new report commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR).
New recycling website should help to cure companies’ ignorance
Over 90% of companies asked were unable to give information on recycling of packaging, according to a survey by the organisers of the UK’s first ever user-friendly recycling online database, which will assist companies in fulfilling their recycling obligations.
Governments seek strategies to battling invasive alien species, estimated to be the second main cause of extinction of native life.
Officials from 180 nations have met to examine how best to detect, eradicate, and control the species which threaten the native plants and animals and the ecosystems of many nations.
Agriculture must make more progress towards environmental sustainability
The environmental impacts of agriculture are still of major public concern, although in a number of countries detrimental effects have been reduced, according to a new report published by a major international governmental organisation.
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