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How Recycling Plastic Helps To Save The Environment And Natural Resources

by Challenger Handling Limited  (Jul. 8, 2015)

We all have recycling boxes that sit next to our wheelie bins and often there is a public recycling point in a car-park nearby.  Some of us have become recycling experts and recycle almost 100% of their household waste, while the vast majority of us are just beginning to get involved in recycling.  Budget cuts have resulted in household ...

On the Dynamics of Recycling and Natural Resources

by Springer  (Feb. 1, 2006)

We study the dynamic impact of recycling through its effect on the production set of the economy and its relationship with natural resources. The contribution of renewable and recyclable resources for sustainability is studied. Although in the short run recycling may alleviate resource scarcity, in the long run it is not enough to compensate for ...

Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 5, 2006)

Background The EU sixth environment action programme (6EAP) expressly calls for 'breaking the linkages between economic growth and resource use'. This report, which contributes to the EEA's five-year report 'The European environment — State and outlook 2005', was prepared in recognition of the importance of the sustainable use and management of ...

House of commons committee on natural resources

by Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)  (Mar. 23, 2010)

Introduction The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association represents the interests of municipal water and wastewater services in respect of federal or national legislation, policies and programs. More than 24 million Canadians receive drinking water from municipal services and discharge wastewater to those services. The services are provided on ...

Ensuring Water Quality in Africa

by ASTM International  (Aug. 28, 2015)

Water is essential for life, and “access to safe water is a fundamental human and, therefore, a basic human right.” With this statement and his address on World Water Day in 2001, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan put a spotlight on what continues to be a global problem: clean water. This year completes the UN “Water ...

Enhancing Your Role as a Standards Professional: Part 3: Maximizing the Value of Your Participation in Standards Development

by ASTM International  (Jul. 13, 2015)

A mindmap can help standards professionals communicate the complex connections of standards development, business benefits and the details of both: here’s what to consider. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of standards to competitiveness. A lack of standardization can keep products and services from working effectively with ...

National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study

by Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR)  (Aug. 4, 2015)

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 totaling over 94% of the post-consumer plastic recycling processing capacity.   APR is constantly seeking ...

Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?

by Ensia  (Jul. 15, 2015)

A Dutch court recently ruled that greenhouse gas reduction is a state obligation. Here’s what that could mean for the rest of the world. On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. This marks the first time the issue has been ...

How well are resource prices likely to serve as indicators of natural resource scarcity?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 4, 2005)

It is generally believed that when a resource becomes increasingly scarce, a shadow is automatically cast in the form of a higher market price. The higher price induces substitution towards more abundant resources and the development of resource-saving technological progress. A growing number of ecological economists argue that, while resource ...

Building local democracy through natural resource interventions

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Nov. 25, 2008)

This policy brief provides natural resource policy makers and practitioners with an approach for evaluating how their policies and projects can support the emergence and consolidation of local democracy. In practice, everything but democratic decentralization has taken place in the name of ‘democratic decentralization’ reforms: privatization, ...

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