environmental impact Articles

  • Could incinerating the plastic mountain be an answer?

    Energy from waste has its appeal China’s decision to ban its recycling operations for foreign plastics has suddenly caused a massive problem for the UK government.  Up until recently, Britain has been shipping up to 500,000 tonnes of plastic for recycling in China every year, which is about 25% of our total plastics waste.  Now that trade has ceased and already the problem ...

  • The Performance Impact of an Environmental Screen

    In the past, environmental screens have been viewed as unprofitable by investors and portfolio managers, primarily due to the belief that they underperform the market. The results of this backtest refute these misconceptions by indicating that environmentally responsible companies do not trail the averages, and will in fact become increasingly attractive investments the importance of ...


  • The Impact of Environmental Litigation

    Let’s explore the history of toxic substances in our environment from the time we knew that the toxic substances were harmful and lethal to our health. Let us start with asbestos — the most litigated of the hazardous, toxic materials. The Greeks, the earliest users of asbestos 3,000 years ago, considered the value of asbestos almost equal to the value of gold. Chrysotile, the most ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Environmental impacts of electronic invoicing

    Climate change threatens ecosystems and health and may cause severe economic impacts. All sectors of society need to act. New solutions based on information and communication technology (ICT) have been proposed to enable action. One possible conversion is from paper invoices to electronic invoices. The aim of this article is to increase current knowledge about the advantages and disadvantages of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact in 3 numbers

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the environmental impact of a molecule could be summed up in a few numbers? Such a dream is, of course, impossible, but there is one approach that goes a long way towards this dream. It’s not a new approach, and it is in wide use across a large range of chemical applications, but only recently have the tools become available for it to be applied routinely to a large ...

  • The Environmental Impact Assessment EIA

    The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the set of studies carried out by a multidisciplinary team, with detailed technical data, which evaluates the consequences of a given project for the environment. In the EIA, the impacts that a given project can cause in the environment, as well as the presentation of mitigating measures, are identified and evaluated technically and impartially. In ...

  • Environmental impact assessment in Thailand

    Developers in Thailand often regard EIA as a necessary evil but this does not do the process justice as it also makes sound economic sense. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) refers to the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences of a proposed project such as a new condominium or resort development. The primary objective of an EIA is to ensure that the potential impacts, ...

  • A contextual approach to environmental impact assessment

    This paper presents an environmental impact assessment method implemented in a computational tool for the environmental evaluation of building designs. The method is an extension of a traditional material-focused life cycle analysis (LCA), and is based on a spatial allocation for emissions and resource usage. The implementation described here uses a model of an evaluative environment, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact and design of an OTEC plant

    This paper presents a critical examination of the environmental impact and design optimisation of a potential OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) power plant on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Specific power of a finite-time thermodynamic heat engine is chosen to be the objective function in the design of the OTEC. ICAI (Intelligent Computer Aided Instruction) computer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact assessment of bathroom products

    It has been recognised worldwide that previous patterns of industrial production have been causing resource depletion and waste accumulation. To address the issue, not only the selection of materials, but also the cycle of stages in the life of a product, are subject to scrutiny. These stages may include resource extraction, manufacturing, packaging and shipping, use and refurbishment. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of robots on socio-environmental fields

    Robots – machines with artificial intelligence, physical movement, and environmental awareness – are increasing in sophistication and areas of use. Robots entered society in substantial numbers only 40 years ago as factory labour. They now occupy homes, hospitals, farms, and battlefields as an unpaid caste in a split-labour market. Their capacity for autonomous behaviour and experiential learning ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact - a survey on environmental due diligence

    Untitled Document Environmental due diligence (EDD) has become an important feature of an increasing number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. Interestingly, however, it is not automatically ...


    By KPMG International

  • Mining Companies That Manage Their Environmental Impact

    There are significant environmental challenges associated with the mining and mineral exploration industry, regardless of the material. From diamonds and stone to ore and other metalliferous materials, the most critical environmental impacts are energy use, land disturbance, carbon emissions, and pollution from mining activity and subsequent ...


    By Alaska Structures

  • The Environmental Impacts of Irrigation in the European Union

    1.Agriculture is a significant user of water resources in Europe, accounting for around 30 per cent of total water use. The scale and importance of irrigation is significantly greater in the southern Member States but far from negligible in most northern Member States. In the south, irrigation accounts for over 60 per cent of water use in most countries, while in northern Member States it varies ...


  • Environmental impact of ship hull repair

    This study presents an environmental analysis of a number of cutting and joining processes taking place during the ship hull repair. These processes include oxy-acetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, flux core arc welding and submerged arc welding. The processes are modelled in terms of their environmental impact. The environmental-related inputs and outputs of each ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global environmental impacts of the hydrogen economy

    Hydrogen-based energy systems appear to be an attractive proposition in providing a future replacement for the current fossil-fuel based energy systems. Hydrogen is an important, though little studied, trace component of the atmosphere. It is present at the mixing ratio of about 510 ppb currently and has important man-made and natural sources. Because hydrogen reacts with tropospheric hydroxyl ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impacts typology: a methodological proposal

    This article suggests an approach to the integration of the environmental dimension in polluting industrial plants based on two genuine cases and on the typology of the significant environmental impacts. It consists of suggesting a methodology for integrating the environmental dimension which is based, first, on setting up some environmental indicators and, then, on deducing the significant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Health and environmental impacts of energy systems

    The assessment of health and environmental impacts of energy production has undergone a major evolution in recent years, reflecting progress in the underlying scientific domains. This paper reviews these developments and draws conclusions. The paper begins with a discussion of the relation between purpose and scope of an assessment. The following sections describe the methodology, with particular ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • An evaluation of the environmental impact assessment system in Turkey

    In Turkey, as a developing country, environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a critical key for environmental protection. EIA is not regulated in Turkey by means of law, but through a decree put into force on the basis of the relevant provision of the Environmental Law. The EIA Regulation that is currently in effect was rearranged to eliminate operational problems and ensure harmony with European ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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