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Addressing Transparency Expectations in the Metals and Mining Sector

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 16, 2014)

The “Age of Transparency” is a term that has been widely used to describe society’s growing demand for information, but how does sustainability fit into these expectations? As Steve Baer noted in his article on the evolution of green building requirements, these demands are being translated in a very direct way in the building ...

CEMS: An Overview

by a1-cbiss  (Aug. 20, 2014)

We've written an overview to where CEMS are required, types of site that require CEMS and future requirements. Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems are used to continuously collect, record and report data from industrial process operators that produce emissions to air. CEMS are used as a means to comply with ...

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 ...

Avoid common mistakes when buying a decibel meter

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Why it pays to avoid quick fix solutions when it comes to noise monitoring Whether you run or own a construction site, a metal cutting workshop or an open cast mine, as an employer of a noisy working environment, you must ensure that the hearing of the employees you are responsible for is protected. In the UK The Control of Noise ...

ISO/DIS 14001 Proposes Increasingly Strategic Approach in Environmental Management

by SGS  (Jul. 10, 2014)

The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on 1 July 2014 when ISO/DIS 14001 was issued. The first formal draft describes the potential requirements of the revised version of ISO 14001 but it does give an indication on what might be included in the final version of the standard planned to be published in ...

Cedrec Keeps Train Operator on Track over Environmental Legislation

by Cedrec Information Systems Ltd,  (May 20, 2014)

West Coast train operator Virgin Trains has improved the way it navigates complex environmental legislation after turning to online specialists Cedrec to produce a new legal register. The decision to produce the new legal register in 2013 with support from Cedrec has proved to be an asset, enabling Virgin Trains to record and note amendments or ...

China in Talks to Join the OECD System for the Mutual Acceptance of Data in Assessment of Chemicals

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 2, 2014)

It has recently been reported that China is in discussions with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to become a provisional adherent to the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system. This would require China to accept data from safety testing of chemicals from participating countries generated under the MAD conditions and ...

California’s Prop 65: Enforcement Trends, Reform Efforts, and the Impact on your Business

by 3E Company  (Jul. 2, 2014)

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is one of the most stringent state environmental laws for the chemical industry even though there is much confusion amongst Californians, whom the law was designed to protect, as to its exact scope and potential impact. The main purpose of Prop 65 is to inform consumers about carcinogenic or reproductive risks ...

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 ...

Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2014)

Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer. If you work in a maintenance shop in the waste industry, you know that one thing is unavoidable—spills. With so many ...

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