The reason behind this non-toxic story is that it all has to do with the shooting ground where the Dutch (H)FT championship shootings take place, Elspeet. This is a place where for long time shooting took place with lead, you even walk on lead bullets everywhere.......but, the shooting ground only got a new permission if there would be added no more lead at all to the existing environment there.
A bit strange, as the amount of lead added by airgun is marginal, but it is extra lead, which is not permitted by governement for that specific location. Even FT targets in containers to collect the lead was not allowed, leaving only non-toxic pellets as alternative to keep shooting there.
Why not choose another location??? Good question, the organisation defended their descision by stating that if we would start with non-toxic we would have a advantage to the rest of the world when they need to go to non-toxic pellets (ever)......
As a result a lot of shooters decided a) to give up at all b) swap to non-toxic HFT c) test and try FT non-toxic in 2011. We will see how this will evolve.
Long story, but rather off-topic and only valid for my country....
Positive side is that we have experience with different non-toxic pellets, good and bad.