Month: December 2002
EU calls for further restrictions on tankers
The European Commission is proposing to bring forward the 2015 ban on single hull oil tankers to ensure those that are currently carrying heavy fuel oil are banished from European waters. The proposal will be considered at the next European Council in Copenhagen on 12 December.
Fishermen protest against Baltic windfarm
Fishermen are protesting against plans to install a windfarm in the Baltic Sea, reports the Swedish newspaper SydSvenska. The fishermen are concerned that the new windpark will damage marine life, scare fish away and make it difficult for boats to trawl the surrounding area.
Funding to tackle Scottish fridge mountains
The Scottish Executive is giving local authorities £3.3 million to develop safe disposal methods for the 220,000 fridges discarded each year in Scotland. The money will help authorities meet the costs of EU regulations on ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in fridges and freezers.
UK Business Briefs: compost, ethical investment, CSR, business opportunities and training
In this week’s UK Business Briefs, an organic compost wins a national award; a UK county council signs up its pension fund to ethical investments; an online debate on how far companies’ corporate social responsibility extends; Peterborough companies do well at a French trade show; and training on environmental risk management.
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