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Status of municipal solid waste management system in India

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) has become a worldwide concern and is a major issue especially in developing countries due to environmental problems, such as air, soil and water pollution and generation of greenhouse gases from open dumping sites. The MSW management is going through a critical phase due to the non–availability of suitable ...

Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

by Europa Press Room  (Jul. 8, 2014)

What is new in the directive? The amended Nuclear Safety Directive strengthens the nuclear safety framework of the EU. The amendment reinforces the provisions of the existing directive. It: strengthens the role and independence of national regulatory authorities; introduces a high-level EU-wide safety objective, emphasizing accident prevention ...

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 ...

Break It Down, Build It Up - Sustainable Science Has Roots in ASTM Standards Development

by ASTM International  (Jun. 30, 2014)

It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites were running out of space. Barges full of garbage were plowing up and down the East Coast with no place to dock. The idea of having biodegradable plastics would address a number of issues like getting rid of the trash and cleaning up marine waste, ...

Chicago Restaurant Generates Zero Waste … Literally

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2014)

From the time Justin Vrany opened the doors of Sandwich Me In in Chicago in May 2012, he set out to be different than any restaurant where he had previously worked. “I have always been passionate about the environment, and what my employers are doing with waste and where the food is coming from,” notes Vrany. “I never worked at a ...

Investigation of the household hazardous waste stream in a Hellenic municipality

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 2, 2014)

Hazardous waste (HW) in small quantities generated by households is often dumped into the mixed household waste. A variety of chemicals was recorded during a field research presented in the present paper. Aspects analysed in this work contribute to the categorisation of household hazardous waste (HHW) and quantification of them since lack of ...

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 ...

Role of rag pickers in solid waste management: a case study of Mirzapur, U.P.

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

Due to drastic and rapid growth in the utilisation of resources, the time is right for the proper management of discarded material to reduce undesirable effects on human health and the environment. The characterisation and quantification of solid waste were greatly influenced by nearby communities and their economic status, while their sorting ...

Hazardous Waste Management

by Ramans Enviro Services Pvt Ltd  (Apr. 4, 2014)

In today’s environment, there is a need for efficient Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) to manage the transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of huge quantity of generated Hazardous Waste (HW) from industrial and commercial facilities as well as from smaller household sources as they can also pose an immediate and significant threat ...

Fluid waste management and disposal practices

by SorbTech, a subsidiary of Environmental Science & Technologies (EST)  (Apr. 28, 2014)

Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no emphasis on the health care ...

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