Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minutes of Evidence

Correspondence from the Department of Trade and Industry to Dixons Group plc, 9 August 2001

  Following the coming into force of the EC Regulation 2037/2000 on substances that deplete the ozone layer, the European Commission has recently clarified that Article 16(2) of the Regulation applies to insulating foam in domestic fridges. This Article of the Regulation requires CFCs and other ozone depleting chemicals within domestic fridges to be removed and destroyed in an environmentally friendly manner.

  I appreciate that it is short notice and in the middle of the holiday season, but we feel that it would be useful to hold a meeting for industry stakeholders as soon as possible to discuss the issues with those in DEFRA and the Environment Agency responsible for implementing the Regulation's requirements. The date of this meeting is planned for 21 August 2001 at 2:30 pm in the DTI Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET. A map is attached[4]. If you are unavailable to attend this meeting, please feel free to call us to discuss or to send a representative. We are planning at this early stage to have future meetings anyway.

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