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Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 6, 2015)

Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic ...

Environment Agency Environmental Management Quality Protocols: converting waste into non-waste products

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 24, 2015)

Many organisations are unaware of how waste impacts their bottom line. The EU Waste Framework Directive outlines 5 core steps for dealing with waste and when ranked according their environmental impact, they make up the ‘waste hierarchy’. With an increase in demand for resources and increasing input costs, businesses could benefit ...

Waste shredding protects resources in Indonesia - Case Study

by WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH  (Jul. 14, 2015)

Cement production is among the core activities of building materials supplier Holcim. Holcim Ltd. can boast the most expansive geographical action radius in the global cements industry thanks to its subsidiaries in over 70 countries on all five continents. Recently, the company successfully inaugurated a modern recycling center in collaboration ...

Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

by SGS  (Sep. 1, 2015)

In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting ...

Measuring gases in AD and landfill – Which is the right product for your application?

by Geotech - a subsidiary of LANDTEC  (Sep. 25, 2015)

With over 30 years' experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech's product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental ...

Workiva 2015 Sustainability Report

by Workiva  (Sep. 16, 2015)

Letter from the CEO Sustainability involves nearly every department in companies today: research and development, manufacturing, human resources, accounting and finance, operations, customer service, government and community relations, legal and facilities. That’s why managing sustainability data across an enterprise and from a diverse ...

Investment in resource innovation needed for a key tech ecosystem

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 3, 2015)

We are living in a time of major transitions, and we are at the beginning of a new innovation supercycle. With more than 9,000 technology companies currently calling British Columbia home, there’s no shortage of support and enthusiasm for our burgeoning hub for startup ventures. But while we pride ourselves on cultivating new businesses at ...

KSB - H2O collaboration project: Reduce costs and improve quality of industrial wastewater treatment

by H2O GmbH  (Dec. 1, 2014)

A Clearcat evaporator at KSB in La Roche Chalais (France) for the treatment of industrial wastewater on site. The KSB factory at La Roche Chalais (24), a subsidiary of Germany's KSB AG, manufactures AMRI brand butterfly valves. These valves are used in the construction, industrial, water, and electric power generation sectors. The production of ...

E-waste management

by Eco Recycling Ltd  (Oct. 31, 2008)

CO2 or CFC gases are hazardous and usually found more in electrical items like refrigerator, air-conditioners, freezers, etc than in electronic equipment. These bulky items or white goods do not level down to electronic waste recyclers but mostly happens to end at the local kabadiwallas. The kabadiwalas are one of the strong supply management ...

Information on Waste Management Practices

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 1999)

The European Topic Centre on Waste (ETC/W) has prepared this technical report on the design of catalogues on waste management and waste minimisation. During the initial stages of the work, it became evident that basic work related to data, structure and definition of common code-lists was necessary to ensure that the catalogues, at a later stage, ...

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