Lack of safeguards leave Indians vulnerable to mercuryEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 29 Jun 2006
Mercury is fast becoming a significant environmental and health concern in India as lack of controls and understanding mean a huge number of people are coming into contact with the poisonous liquid metal.
PC users 'want greener machines'BBC | 28 Jun 2006
Consumers are willing to pay up to an extra £108 ($197) for a PC containing fewer chemicals, a survey has found.
Arctic peoples ask the EU to stop polluting them with chemicalsWWF-UK | 28 Jun 2006
A delegation of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples has told Members of the European Parliament in Brussels that the EU must take responsibility for the hazardous chemicals that make their way from industrialised areas like the EU to the Polar Regions.
Fashion show pushes chemical messageGreen Consumer Guide | 22 Jun 2006
A fashion show organised by Greenpeace has shown that the industry can avoid the use of toxic chemicals currently found in clothing, without compromising style.
Katrina cleanup sparks fear of toxic trashtoday.reuters.co.uk | 14 Jun 2006
A Vietnamese-American community in New Orleans fears that Hurricane Katrina is spawning a second tragedy as waste from the storm is dumped in a neighboring wetlands landfill.
England would win 'Litter World Cup'Green Consumer Guide | 08 Jun 2006
A survey from litter charity Keep Britain Tidy has found that a high number of English people are ashamed of the state of the countrys streets and if there was such a thing as a Litter World Cup awarded for the amount of rubbish discarded – England would be clear winners.
IKEA cracks down on carrier bag useLetsRecycle.com | 08 Jun 2006
Out-of-town furniture giant IKEA has imposed a levy on plastic carrier bags in a bid it believes can save the use of 20 million bags each year.
Government welcomes report on affordable rural housingDEFRA - Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs | 18 May 2006
A new report which highlights the need for more homes to help families in rural areas has been welcomed by Housing Minister, Yvette Cooper and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband.
Exposed: Secret plot to back radioactive waste dumpsFriends of the Earth- Scotland | 15 May 2006
Plans by the government's nuclear waste agency, Nirex, to run a secret campaign to overturn political and public opposition to dumping Britain's nuclear waste underground have been exposed.
How to furnish a flat for freeThe Independent | 12 May 2006
With mountains of discarded stuff heading for landfill, why add to the waste by buying new gear?
Scotland improving on recyclingGreen Consumer Guide | 10 May 2006
Scotland recorded a 6% increase in recycling and composting between October and December 2005 compared to the same period the previous year, bringing the annual rate to 22.8%.
Government tackles rural stressGreen Consumer Guide | 10 May 2006
A new funding package aimed at supporting organisations who help farmers deal with stress has been announced.
Incinerator plans under attackSunday Herald | 08 May 2006
AS many as 10 large waste incinerators are being planned by local authorities across Scotland, the Sunday Herald can reveal.
EU agrees battery recycling lawBBC | 04 May 2006
The European Union has agreed the text of a law that will make recycling of batteries obligatory from 2008.
House boom comes up against environmental brick wallThe Independent | 02 May 2006
What the Thames Basin Heaths issue shows is that housing development in the South-east is now starting to come up against environmental limits, a leading countryside campaigner says.
Self-sufficient living modules hit UKThe Independent | 28 Apr 2006
They sprang up in the deserts of New Mexico and are made of tyres, earth, and rubbish. Now these self-sufficient living modules have arrived in the UK.
Brownfield First / Greenfield Last Say CPREGreen Building Press | 24 Apr 2006
The Campaign to Protect Rural England wants MPs to sign a Commons motion calling for a "brownfield first - greenfield last" approach to new housing development.
Guidance targets sewage smellsGreen Consumer Guide | 19 Apr 2006
Defra has published a voluntary Code of Practice for operators of sewage treatment works to try and minimise the problem of odour nuisance.