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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 ...

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

by Associated Press  (Jul. 21, 2015)

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. They have no other choice. As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are ...

EEA Signals 2015 - Living in a changing climate

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 30, 2015)

Our climate is changing. Scientific evidence shows that the global average temperature is rising, and rainfall patterns are shifting. It also shows that glaciers, Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet are melting. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change′s Fifth Assessment Report shows that the warming since the mid-20th century is ...

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 ...

Carbon Asset Risk: A Review of Progress and Opportunities

by Ceres  (Jul. 2, 2015)

The concept of carbon asset risk – that the world’s fossil fuel companies hold at least three times more oil, gas and coal reserves than can realistically be burned in order to avoid potentially catastrophic climate warming – has risen to the forefront as Wall Street analysts, investors, regulators and governments increasingly ...

Waste to Energy Analysis

by UNTHA Shredding Technology GmbH  (Jul. 8, 2015)

The manufacturing of SRF in a single pass is not a new concept. However, with the environmental efficacy of alternative fuel production under seemingly increasing scrutiny, a one-step process is of growing importance, believes Peter Streinik, Head of Business Unit Waste at UNTHA. There can be no disputing that alternative fuel production is being ...

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 ...

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