Day: 13 December 2002
Hazardous waste needs step-change away from landfill
The amount of hazardous waste sent to landfill dropped by only 6% in 2000 on the previous year’s amount, according to the latest data for hazardous waste in England and Wales. A much bigger drop is needed if we are to meet impending European legislation, says the Environment Agency, especially as the volume is set to increase due to a new classification scheme.
New catalogue “Reference materials for environmental analysis 2002/2003” from LGC Promochem
NEWS RELEASE: The latest reference materials catalogue from LGC Promochem provides analysts and researchers in the field of environmental analysis throughout Europe with improved access to reference materials and standards from the world’s leading environmental reference material producers, including ULTRA Scientific, BCR, LGC and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Following the fate of waste – but should paper be recycled or burnt?
Paper should be incinerated rather than recycled, say Danish researchers, where burning paper would benefit the Danish economy. Across Europe, a new waste regulation requires EU countries to collect, analyse and report on waste data.
CBI demonstration project to streamline EHS/ CSR reporting and supply chain evaluation processes – funding opportunities available
The CBI, working in partnership with White Young Green Environmental (inc. 14000 & ONE Solutions) and Ecosys (as the registered EB for the project), are currently undertaking a major national demonstration study. Work continues in the development of Contour as a:
Letter from the Editor: too good to be true?
Would you pay $3,000 (£1,900) to make your gas and electricity bills go away for 20 years and have your energy generated by a relatively environmentally benign source? Despite being a cynic (it’s hard to be an environmental journalist without becoming one), I can’t help feeling at least a little bit excited about the Edison Device (in this week’s International section). We shall just have to wait and see whether or not it is too good to be true.
Denmark will continue to subsidise freight rail transport
The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections to the continuation of a Danish subsidy scheme to boost transport of goods by rail. The aid is in line with the White Paper on European transport policy which recognises the need to shift transport from road to rail, says the Commission.
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