The European Commission, DG XI, has recently prepared the first edition of a "Database of Eco-Industries in the European Union". Some 2,100 European companies providing over 60 different environmental technologies, products and services are included in the database. These companies fall into each of the seven core areas of environmental protection activities: - Air pollution control; - Water and waste water treatment; - Waste management; - Contaminated land treatment; - Noise and vibration control; - Environmental monitoring; - Environmental consultancy/services. The complete database file may be downloaded from the World Wide Web, and will work with Windows and Windows 95 operating systems. The Commission wishes to update and extend the database, and is therefore constantly seeking information from companies active in the field.