Day: 26 April 2002
International business news in short
In this week’s international business news in short, Earth Day, on 22 April, brought forth a rash of environmental initiatives and announcements, including a statement from a battery industry body that lead-acid batteries have one of the highest recycling rates, the launch of an environmentally-friendly printing machine, and a new high efficiency solar cell.
Up-to-date bathing water information to go on Web
Information about bathing water quality gathered by the Environment Agency throughout the summer will be posted on the Agency’s website. This means that swimmers, surfers and holiday-makers will be able to check how clean the water at their holiday destination really is.
Growth in European plastics recycling outstrips growth in plastics consumption
For the first time, growth in the recycling and recovery of plastics in Western Europe outstripped growth in consumption in 2000, according to new figures from the Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe (APME). The amount to landfill and non-energy recovery incineration decreased by 4%.
Conflicting views on the cost of complying with Kyoto
Conflicting arguments over the costs of meeting Kyoto emissions targets emerged in two new studies published this week, with one predicting economic slowdown in Europe and millions of lost jobs, while the other argued that GDP and employment would rise in Canada by adopting policy proposals in the government’s climate change programme.
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