In Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has some 696 people (34 policy staff, 197 support services staff, 256 pollution prevention and control and 209 science staff). Regulators tend to see fairness in environmental control as something for negotiation rather than an absolute value. Whatever the time-scale and the urgency of the enforcement action, it will be fair, reasonable and open and recorded in the public register where regulations specify this should be done. Tarmac is to begin an experimental road construction project involving the development of a site access road as part of a programme to demonstrate the use of recycled materials.
Results from the Construction Industry Research and Information Association’s projects at the Springfield site, both by Scottish Office from Cala Homes in 1995 as part of the Forth Road Bridge Scheme, is aimed to research greater use of recycled materials in road building and repair. The project will also secure continued consent for residential development on the site, and ensure the valuers Sydney of the publicly owned land is retained should the site be sold for private development in the future. Our World Our Future’ an environmental education publication was launched recently. The document is a collaborative effort between the Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum (SCCC), RSPB, with support from Coca-Cola (UK).
The education system is only in part about teaching literacy and numeracy, it is also about encouraging creativity and developing a desire for lifelong learning. By describing examples of the many and varied environmental projects already underway in schools in Scotland, this document brings a new impetus to sustainable development education in our schools. A ‘Win-Win’ scheme for Scotland is offering low-income homes the £500 ‘Warm Deal’ package, as part of the Healthy Homes Initiative. View detailed info here: Enact Conveyancing Adelaide
The Initiative has an annual budget of £12m and should benefit 25,000 Scottish households where one or more partner relies on state benefits. For Scotland to achieve targets, schemes such as Warm Deal will play an important practical role in the environmental care and will have social benefits. The Warm Deal booklet available in Gaelic, Punjabi, Chinese, Bengali, and Arabic, also has an English cassette version.