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Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

Recycling plastics: is The UK behind the rest of Europe?

by Wrights Plastics Ltd.  (Aug. 26, 2014)

Plastics aren’t renowned for their green credentials in the UK and the statistics back this up, with recent figures showing that the UK sends over two thirds of its plastic waste to landfill. Not only that, but we are ranked 23rd out of 27 countries for the amount of packaging waste recovered. At, Wrights ...

Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

by Earth Policy Institute  (Aug. 27, 2014)

In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown at a blistering 53 percent annual ...

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 8, 2014)

The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft. The problem is the speed at which aviation itself is growing. One aircraft builder believes the number of planes in service in 2011 will have doubled by 2031. Whatever ...

5 out of 7 EU Carmakers on Track to Hit EU 2021 Fuel Efficiency Targets – Report

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (May 26, 2014)

Five out of seven European carmakers are on track to meet their CO2 targets by the 2021 deadline if they keep progressing as they have since the introduction of the law in 2008, T&E’s 2014 cars and CO2 report reveals. The report, in its 9th edition, ...

Why did GHG emissions decrease in the EU in 2012?

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 3, 2014)

Total GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) in the EU decreased again in 2012, reaching its lowest level since 1990. This continued the trend of emission reductions, which started in 2004. In line with EEA predictions last year2 GHG emissions between 2011 and 2012 decreased by 1.3 % in the EU28 and by 0.8 % in the EU-15. Figure 1 shows total greenhouse ...

Interview on Tecam Group Performance during First Half of 2014

by Tecam Group  (Jul. 1, 2014)

Tecam Group is a specialist in environmental technology providing Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO) systems for VOC emissions treatment for the Industry. We have interviewed Mr. Bernat Sala, Tecam Group’s Sales Director, to learn more about the company’s performance during the first half of the year 2014. Question (Q): ...

Valuing Plastic – The Case for Business Action

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 3, 2014)

Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two reports released last week at the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh edition of the United ...

US climate change debate heats up

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 11, 2014)

Achieving progress in cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions and preventing serious global warming is never easy. But just how difficult a task that is became clear at a series of recent meetings across the US held to discuss the Obama administration’s latest plans for tackling climate change. Those plans, announced in early June by ...

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

by Chemisch Thermische Prozesstechnik GmbH / CTP Air Pollution Control  (Aug. 30, 2014)

Example: Uranium enrichment Similar tasks: Nitric acid caprolactam production When uranium ore is converted into uranium hexafluoride (UF6) for uranium enrichment employing the diffusion process, or also when producing nitric acid and nitrogenous fertilizers for farming, laughing gas is produced by several undesirable side reactions. Thermal ...

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