Day: 11 May 2001
Transport Minister announces £30 million to clean up road haulage
The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) has announced that it is to spend £30 million from the Road Haulage Modernisation Fund over the next two years on measures to cut pollution from heavy goods vehicles.
Local authorities, industry and consumers must take action against plastics waste mountain
The Environment Agency is calling for immediate action to tackle the increase in waste plastics, nearly three million tonnes of which are produced in the UK each year, and 80% of which is currently landfilled.
Voluntary environmental management alone will not reduce environmental impact
The links between the environmental performance of a company and its level of environmental stewardship are not always clear-cut, with voluntary environmental management not necessarily producing the desired result, according to a new report by a pan-European research initiative.
Companies need to align with the values of contemporary society to retain their reputations
In order to avoid the recent traps into which BP, Cadbury and the pharmaceutical industry have recently fallen, the boards of companies need to take a stronger leadership role to integrate the triple bottom line of social, environmental and economic considerations, according to a new report.
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