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The End of Sustainability

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The time has come for us to collectively reexamine — and ultimately move past — the concept of sustainability. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging realities of the Anthropocene, which is creating a world characterized by extreme complexity, radical uncertainty and unprecedented change. ...

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 ...

Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

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

Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste. This results in major environmental impacts. These impacts are the combined ...

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 ...

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 ...

Air quality Monitors Track Pollution Hot-Spots

by Air Monitors Ltd.  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Situated in the south west of Wales, in a largely rural area bordering the Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire’s air quality is predominantly good. However, there are areas of concern where major roads pass through some of the County’s larger towns, including Llanelli, Carmarthen and Llandeilo, where air quality is dominated by the effects ...

The CFO and the Sustainability Reporting Chain: Why CFOs Should Care About Sustainability Reporting

by Workiva  (Jun. 16, 2014)

As requests for sustainability data increase, the sustainability reporting chain becomes more complex. Understanding how to streamline your sustainability reporting chain is essential for keeping pace with these new demands. The CFO and the Sustainability Reporting Chain explores how to simplify this increasingly complex landscape of ...

Ultrasonic level measurement: a Modern Classic!

by Endress Hauser Instruments International AG  (Jun. 12, 2014)

Radar technology has long had the reputation of being the best method of level measurement available - but does this also apply to the wastewater market? Based on its physical characteristics, radar technology certainly offers great flexibility and high performance. However, from an objective standpoint, non-contact level measurement using ...

Is China a market? A partner? A competitor? Yes. Yes. And yes.

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 6, 2014)

Daily media reports on China are laden with coverage on both 1) massive resource-intensive industries and their devastating pollution footprints causing health scares, environmental protests, and economic constraints, and 2) debate on whether China will (or will not) be able to rejig the economic model onto a more sustainable footing amid ...

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