environmental information Articles

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Top 5 incineration myth busters

    There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there when it comes to incinerators and with many people feeling uncertain of what they actually need when in a position to purchase a incinerator, it is sometimes difficult to tell fact from fiction.  Every day we have multiple phone calls from existing and potential customers asking the same ...

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • Strategic management of water resources important to Ontario craft breweries

    The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agree that better water management is important or very important to ...


    By BLOOM

  • Environmental Information Systems for Tailings Management

    Introduction An EU Directive is forcing waste disposal sites, such as refuse tips and landfills, to upgrade their anti-leaching precautions. This is especially the case in Sweden. Here, in its home market, Trelleborg is able to provide these sites with an environmentally friendly, seam-weldable rubber membrane to meet the stringent new requirements. An EU Directive came is now in force ...


  • Environmental information for sustainable supply chains

    Sustainable supply chains are nowadays seen as appropriate ways to achieve sustainability in interorganisational business. However, the concept is not widely spread. The aim of this paper is thus to assess ways of achieving sustainable supply chains. Furthermore, we discuss the characteristics and features of sustainable supply chains and investigate the usability of the concept for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Information and Market Reactions to Environmental Legislation

    This research should be of interest to those concerned with assessing the stock price effects of environmental legislation and the relations between market valuation and environmental information. HYPOTHESIS: H1: Ceteris paribus, firms with more extensive environmental disclosures in their financial reports experienced a less negative market reaction to the legislative events leading to the ...


  • Opinion: Improved access regime for environmental information and the role of the Information Commissioner

    INTRODUCTION The importance of the public having access to environmental information has been recognised for many years. In 1990 the EU adopted Council Directive 90/313/ EEC on the freedom of access to information on the environment.1 To implement the Directive in the UK the Government issued the Environmental Information Regulations 1992 (SI 1994, No. 3240) creating an access regime for ...


  • Eionet connects Sharing environmental information in Europe

    The European environment information and observation network (Eionet) aims to provide timely and quality-assured data, information and expertise for assessing both the state of the environment in Europe and the pressures and driving forces acting upon it. This enables policymakers to decide on appropriate measures for protecting the environment at national and European level and to monitor the ...

  • Environmental chemicals in people: challenges in interpreting biomonitoring information

    Biomonitoring, the measurement of chemicals in blood, urine, and other tissues or fluids, is becoming an increasingly common tool in the study of human exposure to environmental chemicals and the potential health effects of those chemicals. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) now includes biomonitoring data for hundreds of chemicals as well as information on other health ...

  • EnviroEmployment Guidebook: Environmental Information for Mid-career Professionals

    This report is only available in hard copy for a charge of $25 plus GST (5%). Price includes shipping anywhere in Canada. To order, simply email your contact information and shipping ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Public Access to Environmental Information Held by Private Companies

    Keywords: Environmental Information Regulations, environmental information, public access, private companies Abstract: The pervading thought in England and Wales has been that private utility companies such as water-only companies (WOCs) and water and sewage companies (WASCs) were public authorities under the 2004 Environmental Information ...


  • An approach for improvement of an existing environmental information management system

    This report describes a scope of work which has been successfully employed by Environmental Data Management, LLC to investigate and strengthen Environmental Information Management Systems (EIMSs) for clients in regulated industry. Environmental Information Management Systems - Overview The purpose of an EIMS is to facilitate and incorporate all of the processes, software and ...

  • Environmental information and the symbolic value of consumer products

    Environmental information has a central role in the programmes and documents of sustainable consumption policies. Its role is based mainly on the view of a rational consumer, i.e., the consumer makes decisions according to rational knowledge and facts. However, we need a broader and deeper understanding of how environmental risks are socially constructed and of how products act as transmitters of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing Environmental Information in the 21st Century: the Environmental Knowledge Management System

    Introduction In this knowledge-driven world of the 21st century, companies are seeking to implement technology solutions for environmental information needs that seem to be continually changing and expanding. This article will identify key needs and outline possible technology solutions, focusing on the information and tools needed by the environmental professional, an important knowledge worker ...


  • Incorporating environmental institutions in environmental policy: changing behaviour by decisive information

    In this paper, I discuss, from a policy perspective, the relation between environmental institutions and transaction costs. I stress the importance of environmental institutions in providing decisive information, i.e. information that induces changes in behaviour, and thereby facilitates environmentally sound choices. If the objective is to put the economy on a sustainable path, I suggest that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) or The Intelligent Environmental Management System

    Substantial pressures are placed on organizations today to consider the preservation of the environment as one of their primary business strategies. Contributing factors include globalization of the marketplace, non-profit organizations, local legislation and global accords, a burgeoning green supply-chain, and a well-educated public, to name a few. Businesses, therefore, need to consider new ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • A Whole New Climate for Information

    For the Dutch firm Essent Energy, reporting carbon emissions is becoming a round the clock affair. The company, which also operates in Germany and Belgium, is capable of generating reports on an hourly or half hourly basis, from allparts of the company on any day of the year. It is a level of automation now essential in the face of national and international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas ...


    By IHS

  • Purchasing sustainable information technology

    Recently, I started to reduce my inventory of obsolete and unused electronic equipment. I gave away a printer, retired an old monitor, and sold a couple of dozen other computer parts and accessories on eBay. Although eBay is one way to dispose of old and unused equipment, it is more of a hobby than a practical business solution. Finding a buyer only delays the eventual disposal of these devices, ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

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