Danish firms exceed VOC reduction target

A voluntary scheme aimed at reducing Danish industry's emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been "a great success", the Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) said today. In 1995, DI and the environment ministry agreed a target of 40% cuts from 1988 levels by 2000, to be achieved through the use of cleaner technology in a wide range of sectors. The final figures show that "the agreement... has reduced the emissions by 54%" or 8,250 tonnes, DI said in a statement. See press release.

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