The Green Paper builds on extensive consultations and studies and presents ideas for strengthening product-focused environmental policies and assisting the growth of a market for greener products. In so doing it examines the potential for the various stakeholders, i.e. those who are impacted by or have an interest in the issues, and suggests possible methods of implementation. An integrated policy for products will probably need to be based on a mixture of the instruments outlined below.
COM(2001)68 - Green Paper on Integrated Product Policy
A rotting log is a mini nature reserve in its own right!
By removing dead or dying trees from woodland, a section of the natural nutrient-cycle can be lost. A lack of dead wood reduces species diversity by about 20 %. Avoid removing dead wood from your property. You could be doing away with thousands of invertebrate species and fungi.
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