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Euroenviron Initiative

Volume 175: debated on Monday 2 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support his Department has given to companies under the Euroenviron initiative; and to what use the measures were put.

Since the launch of Eureka Euroeviron in the United Kingdom on 23 January 1990, three research proposals involving United Kingdom companies have been approved for which the total DTI grant amounts of £1·2 million over three years. The projects will investigate a new technique for incinerating plastic shredder residues from car breaking with heat recovery and no emission of toxic fumes; the development of an ultra-low emission dry cleaning machine, and research into the recovery, and re-use for high quality goods, of plastic materials derived from automobile production and disposal.

The DTI has supported four successful regional seminars on Euroenviron since the London launch; a further nine are planned. These are maintaining the momentum developed by the initiative.