environmental practice Articles

  • Investment and environmental management: the interaction between environmentally responsible investment and environmental management practice

    Do investors, such as environmentally responsible funds, influence firms' decisions to implement environmental management practices? We present the results of a survey analysing the implementation standards of environmental management practices subject to the influence of environmentally responsible investment funds. Results indicate that firms listed in environmentally responsible funds perform ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental management practices and engineering science: A review and typology for future research

    Current literature describes a number of environmental management practices and cleaner production methods that facilitate different industrial sectors to address their various environmental impacts. The high number of present practices makes their use especially difficult and complicated. This paper aims to shed light on this field by providing a typology of those environmental management ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Evolution of environmentally sustainable practices: the case of the US carpet industry and CARE

    This paper contributes to the literature by examining evolution of voluntary environmentally sustainable practices (ESPs) in the US carpet industry. The case illustrates the importance of an integrated and multi-stakeholder industry group - Carpet America Recovery Effort - in supporting use of ESPs throughout the industry. Equally importantly, this paper examines ESPs within the context of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research as a tool for change?

    In many studies on environmental sustainability, research is combined with initiating action. This approach differs from the more traditional natural-sciences view of research. However, the potential problems of the action orientation are seldom reflected upon. The aim of this paper, is to discuss pitfalls as well as possibilities and to propose a methodology for action-oriented Environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using IPPC Process Tools to Promote BATs/BEPs Related to POPs

    Under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the promotion of best available techniques (BATs) and promotion of application of best environmental practices (BEPs) became appriopriate. When applying BATs and BEPs for pollution sources, guidelines on BATs and BEPs should be adopted. The Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, at its 3rd meeting held in 2007, ...


    By Slovak Environment Agency

  • Sustainability and environmental technology in Cyprus hotel industry

    The purpose of this study is to identify the current situation in the Cyprus hotel industry, concerning environmental management and certain hotel activities. The study, conducted via closed–type questionnaires, focused on managers or owners of one to five star hotels in selected areas of Cyprus. The results indicated that the respondents accept the interaction between sustainability and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determinants of environmental innovation in the Hungarian chemicals sector

    This paper elaborates on the environmental innovation practices of Hungarian chemical companies (the adoption of new solutions as well as their development) based on the results of an empirical survey. The factors which influence the introduction of environmentally friendly solutions are explored using the framework of Ajzen's theory of planned behaviour. This includes an examination of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • International Environmental Law Committee Newsletter

    The Emerging Role of Private Social and Environmental International Standards in Economic Globalization Over the past two decades, a rapidly increasing number of people have sought to align their social and environmental values with their spending habits. This evolution in commerce encompasses the certified organic food people eat, the shoes and clothes they wear, and the financial investments ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Waste recycling: local methods for successful interaction with small business

    Environmental management practices are common in large companies, but rare in small businesses even though, collectively, their environmental footprint is substantially greater. There is, therefore, a crucial need to engage small businesses in practices that reduce their environmental impact and assist sustainability. However, the management of environmental issues in small business is the domain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The environmental activities of industrial park organisations in Hungary

    Industrial Parks (IPs) and other forms of industrial agglomerations not only play an ever-increasing role in economic development, but may also contribute to the implementation of the principles of sustainable development. Modern-day IPs in Hungary face a number of environmental challenges, from the need to clean up historical pollution to compliance with European Union (EU) regulations. A survey ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environment, human development and economic growth: a contemporary analysis of Indian states

    This study investigates the relationships among Environmental Quality (EQ), Human Development (HD) and economic growth for 14 major Indian States. To capture the temporal aspects of EQ, the sample period is divided to Period A (1990-1996) and Period B (1997-2004). For both the subperiods, 63 environmental indicators have been clustered under eight broad environmental groups and an overall index ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lasting impressions

    Every day, we make split-second decisions whether to read, save, or discard the printed materials that land on our desk. Color can be an important business tool for strategic sales or marketing. When used effectively, color helps speed learning and increase information retention by drawing attention to key information and creating a lasting impression. In my environmental consulting practice, I ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Capacity estimation and preliminary strategy for reducing the release of dioxins in China

    As a party of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, China must submit its national implementation plan (NIP) for this convention. The strategy and action plan for reducing the release of dioxins in China are the most important components of the NIP. Three problems are key points for developing such strategy and action plan—what are the key sources for applying the best ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Cleaner production and life cycle design of upholstered furniture

    This article presents some results of the environmental and organisational aspects that were obtained from a preliminary analysis of the process of manufacturing upholstered furniture at the furniture cluster in the State of Alagoas, Brazil. The method is based on the concepts of pollution prevention and cleaner production that are associated to the concept of product life cycle design. Data were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling the complex factors driving CO
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    emission reduction efforts

    Chapman (2007) observes that transport accounts for 26% of global CO2 emissions and it is one of the few industrial sectors where emissions are still growing and are expected to add to environmental degradation. Although generic motivating factors identified in the literature have contributed somewhat to knowledge, there is a need to develop a clearer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Multiscalar landscapes: transnational corporations, business ethics and industrial ecology

    This article connects Industrial Ecology (IE) to two literatures which the discipline has, to date, ignored. The first is the human geography literature on 'scale'. I argue that IE suffers something of a blind spot when it comes to appreciating the ontology of multiscalar landscapes. Following the geographers I argue for re-thinking scale as comprising multiple, overlapping socio-political ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Will you be switching off your lights?

    Join CoirGreen and millions around the world this Saturday, 28th March, as we turn off our lights from 2030 - 2130 to mark Earth Hour 2015. Earth Hour sweeps across 24 time zones and six continents. Organised by WWF, Earth Hour, brings together millions every year, in a symbolic lights out display to show they care for our planet and its future. With climate change continuing to challenge not ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Modelling the complex factors driving CO2 emission reduction efforts

    Chapman (2007) observes that transport accounts for 26% of global CO2 emissions and it is one of the few industrial sectors where emissions are still growing and are expected to add to environmental degradation. Although generic motivating factors identified in the literature have contributed somewhat to knowledge, there is a need to develop a clearer understanding of the motivations driving ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Book Review: Field Sampling: Principles and Practices in Environmental Analysis

    Field Sampling: Principles and Practices in Environmental Analysis, by Alfred R. Conkling Jr. Marcel Dekker, 2004. 354pp. ISBN 0-8247-5471-9Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hydroinformatics and its applications at Delft Hydraulics

    Hydroinformatics concerns applications of advanced information technologies in the fields of hydro-sciences and engineering. The rapid advancement and indeed the very success of hydroinformatics is directly associated with these applications. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of some recent advances and to illustrate the practical implications of hydroinformatics technologies. A ...


    By IWA Publishing

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