by awitherick on 19 December, 2011
Many global companies produce goods which are used not just in the UK, or even the EU, but as their name suggests, globally, so what we do here can make a real difference throughout the world.
One small but significant chance to come out of the European Union last week has been to push for the reduction in phosphates. Something which will benefit both the environment, and our children.
The regulation aims to reduce the level of phosphorus in European Union waste water in order to prevent eutrophication – the overgrowth of algae in streams and lakes which can starve fish and plant life of oxygen. This is particularly a problem in environmentally sensitive areas where a small change can make a huge impact upsetting the local ecosystem.