Day: 18 January 2002
GASMET the fast Multicomponent Gas Analyser
The GASMETTM Gas Analysers are a powerful range of portable, transportable and fixed installation instruments with proven performance in a wide range of industrial and environmental applications, including Continuous Emission Monitoring, Process Gas Analysis, Catalyst Research, Exhaust Monitoring, Toxic Gas Monitoring and identification of unknown substances for the Emergency Services.
Japan needs to stave off waste crisis
Japan is in a ‘challenging situation’ with regard to its lack of provision for waste disposal, with 78% of municipal waste already being incinerated and an impending lack of landfill capacity, according to a new environmental report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Electronic waste directive should focus more on sustainability
There is a need for member states to set up re-use centres and focus on the social benefits of re-use and recycling, says Rreuse, the association for Reuse and Recycling European Union Social Enterprises, in a new position paper on the adoption of the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
Environment action plan needs more teeth, says Parliament
Europe’s Sixth Environment Action Programme still needs to be more concrete with explicit targets and stricter timetables, said members of the European Parliament in a debate on 16 January. Parliament should also have a stronger role, said the MEPs.
Agenda 21 events celebrate the ‘quiet revolution’
The Shell Better Britain Campaign (SBBC), an organisation that promotes community participation in sustainable development activities around the UK is celebrating ten years of Agenda 21 with a series of events aimed at assisting projects and preparing for the Rio+10 conference in Johannesburg.
Government to reconsider water competition, but holds fast on abstraction
The Government has produced a response to last year’s Environment sub-committee report on the draft Water Bill, broadly welcoming the committee’s suggestions and promising a separate consultation paper on water competition early this year.
Government needs to aid development of state-of-the-art environmental solutions
Environment Industries Commission (EIC) Director Merlin Hyman is urging the Treasury to broaden the scope of the Government’s planned “Green Technology Challenge” so that it provides tax incentives to develop state-of-the-art environmental solutions.
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