Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

History of Air Pollution in the UK

History of Air Pollution in the UK

Concern about urban air quality is not new. Complaints were recorded in the 13th century when coal was first used in London. Since the middle of the 19th century, the atmosphere of the major British cities was regularly polluted by coal ...


Energy & Renewables

REN21 Renewables 2015 Global Status Report - Key Findings

REN21 Renewables 2015 Global Status Report - Key Findings

There has been a rising awareness worldwide that renewable energy and energy efficiency are critical not only for addressing climate change, but also for creating new economic opportunities and for providing energy access to the billions ...


Environmental Management

Integrating sustainability performance into investment strategies and decision-making

Integrating sustainability performance into investment strategies and decision-making

The number of investors who are integrating sustainability performance into their investment strategies and decision-making is on the rise. The number of signatories to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, ...


Health & Safety

Identifying Naturally Occurring Asbestos Hazards at Worksites

Identifying Naturally Occurring Asbestos Hazards at Worksites

Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals that occur naturally in the environment. These minerals can be found in soil and rock formations in many regions of the Western United States. The term naturally ...


Monitoring & Testing

Mercury Ban – Printers Unaffected

Mercury Ban – Printers Unaffected

The mercury ban debate has been rife with speculation, confusion, strong accusations and well, a little bit of misleading information. So, together with Brendan Perring of Print Monthly I have been getting to the bottom of this tangled web ...


Soil & Groundwater

Sustainable Water Solutions To Meet Water Scarcity Challenges Across The World

Sustainable Water Solutions To Meet Water Scarcity Challenges Across The World

We can see through the past, present and into the future that water is life. Without water we cannot sustain life and we have no alternatives. Many think that water will become an issue larger than petroleum to people, governments and ...


Waste & Recycling

National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study

National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study

Executive Summary - Summer 2015 Overview of the APR Rigid Plastics Recycling Committee The Association of Post Consumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), North America’s largest alliance of plastics reclaimers, represents companies ...


Water & Wastewater

Water: At a Tipping Point

Water: At a Tipping Point

The Stockholm World Water Week’s focus on “Water for Development” comes at an opportune time. Water as a sector in world affairs is reaching a tipping point. Over the next two decades and more, the global push for food ...


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