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Keith Nutall


  • Waste sector could slash emissionsSubscription

    5 February, 2008Updated: 26 April, 2010

    The reduction of municipal waste volumes could slash by 80% the greenhouse gas emitted by the waste sector across Europe by 2020, compared with late 1980 levels, a European Environment Agency (EEA) report has claimed. The EEA says em

  • UN launches WEEE initiative - COMMENT UPDATESubscription

    19 March, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    A United Nations-led private/public initiative involving some of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world will promote the recycling of electronic waste, especially in developing countries, which often lack the expertise to undertake this often complex task. The Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) group is being supported by Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Dell, Ericsson, Philips and Cisco Systems, and is coordinated by the United Nations University, the UN Environment

  • EU aims to clarify waste definitionsSubscription

    6 March, 2007Updated: 26 April, 2010

    The European Commission is pushing softly-softly guidelines to clarify the often complex question of what materials should legally be considered waste under European Union (EU) regulations or what is considered a usable by-product. With the European Parliament and EU Council of Ministers considering tightening EU waste legislation and maybe imposing binding targets on recycling, reusing and recovering waste, the definition of waste is becoming increasingly important. In new