Day: 4 March 2005
Kenya proposes plastic bag ban in new waste strategy
Kenya should ban the use of flimsy plastic bags and impose a hefty levy on thicker ones to rid the country of an increasing environmental and health menace, a report by the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) has found.
Environment Agency predicts summer drought in the South
Despite the current cold spell, with snow drifts and ice closing many roads and making commuters lives misery, the Environment Agency has warned that the South of England could soon be in for a severe drought unless above average rainfall comes in the next few months.
Beckett responds to claims over hazardous landfill space and barriers to remediation
Secretary of State for the Environment, Margaret Beckett has responded to a letter from the Environmental Industries Commission' (EIC) Contaminated Land Working Group, calling for urgent action to tackle what they see as long standing barriers to treatment solutions for contaminated soils.
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