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Waste from packaging still not under control

Hard targets needed if EU policy objectives on cutting packaging waste volumes are to be met

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Denmark clean but not spotless

Denmark is among the European leaders in environmental performance in areas such as renewable energies, water protection and organic farming, but there are other areas which could still be improved

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On the road again - for the environment

Travelling in a hybrid car running on electricity as well as on petrol, Michael Mathres and Alex Lambie from the upstart environmental organisation Climate Change Now visited the EEA on 3 October as part of their awareness-raising tour through sixteen European countries.

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Transport greenhouse gas emissions: Range of measures needed

- People seem to have a fixed part of their time and budget that they use for transport. This means that transport tends to increase with improved infrastructure and as people get richer, said EEA Executive Director Professor Jacqueline McGlade in a speech to the Austrian parliament on 3 October at an event to celebrate Austria's 10th anniversary as an EU member.

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Environmental effect on diseases could be underestimated

The current way of analysing connections between environment and health attributes only 2-5% of European mortality and morbidity to environmental factors. However, this so-called "burden of disease" approach is likely to be flawed, according to EEA executive director Professor Jacqueline McGlade who spoke today at the 2005 conference of the UK Health Protection Agency at Warwick University.

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