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On the Dynamics of Recycling and Natural Resources

by Springer  (Feb. 1, 2006)

We study the dynamic impact of recycling through its effect on the production set of the economy and its relationship with natural resources. The contribution of renewable and recyclable resources for sustainability is studied. Although in the short run recycling may alleviate resource scarcity, in the long run it is not enough to compensate for ...

House of commons committee on natural resources

by Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)  (Mar. 23, 2010)

Introduction The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association represents the interests of municipal water and wastewater services in respect of federal or national legislation, policies and programs. More than 24 million Canadians receive drinking water from municipal services and discharge wastewater to those services. The services are provided on ...

A Natural-Resource-Based View of the Firm

Over the next decade, businesses will be challenged to create new concepts of strategy, and it seems likely that the basis for gaining competitive advantage in the coming years will be rooted increasingly in a set of emerging capabilities such as waste minimization, green product design, and technology cooperation in the developing world. ...

Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 5, 2006)

Background The EU sixth environment action programme (6EAP) expressly calls for 'breaking the linkages between economic growth and resource use'. This report, which contributes to the EEA's five-year report 'The European environment — State and outlook 2005', was prepared in recognition of the importance of the sustainable use and management of ...

What is Zero Waste?

by National Recycling Coalition (NRC)  (Aug. 8, 2016)

Over the past five years or so, leading solid waste and recycling organizations, communities and businesses across the country have increasingly embraced Zero Waste. Zero Waste policies and programs establish practical ways to eliminate waste and safely reuse, recycle or compost discarded products and packaging. However, there has been confusion ...

Sustainable Performance Isn’t About Preventing All Accidents; It’s About Managing the Ability to Adapt and Learn

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 8, 2016)

With an increasing awareness of the importance of safety, we are seeing a growing trend of zero accident goals. Inherently, this is a laudable moral goal and if we truly value people in organizations, then our intentions should indeed point to a goal of not harming people during operational work. Protecting people is a good thing, but one of the ...

Microalgae as a sustainable alternative for wastewater treatment

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 10, 2016)

Thanks to the threats posed to human health and the environment, and the economic costs of its treatment, wastewater from domestic, industrial and agricultural processes has been considered a serious problem for a long time. However, a paradigm shift in the past few years has led to a new concept of wastewater, not as a problem but as a source of ...

Sustainability Trends from NAEM: Zero Waste, Water Efficiency, and More

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 10, 2016)

Sustainability conferences give attendees a valuable opportunity to learn about industry trends directly from the companies that are leading the way! It’s safe to say that attendees learned a lot last week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the 2016 NAEM Sustainability Management ...

Technical Evaluation of Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA) of Groundwater Resources

Abstract To support a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) for groundwater resources impacted by oil or hazardous substances, careful technical evaluation is required to define the nature and volume of the affected groundwater zone and the associated impact on the potential services provided by the affected aquifer and other ...

Pollution, natural resource and economic growth: an econometric analysis

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 30, 2006)

Theoretical arguments imply that an inverted U-shaped relationship may be quite plausible. It is still not clear from the empirical literature whether the relationship of income and environmental degradation is linear or inverted U-shaped. This paper utilises a more global representative sample, than previous EKC studies, and re-evaluates the ...

Building local democracy through natural resource interventions

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Nov. 25, 2008)

This policy brief provides natural resource policy makers and practitioners with an approach for evaluating how their policies and projects can support the emergence and consolidation of local democracy. In practice, everything but democratic decentralization has taken place in the name of ‘democratic decentralization’ reforms: privatization, ...

Iowa Department of Natural Resources-case study

by SRS Crisafulli, Inc.  (Dec. 7, 2015)

August 2005. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources purchased a Crisafulli 16” L- Series Vertical Pump, Dual Drive (gear and belt), and accessories, to replace a very old pump of unknown brand, and made the following comments about Crisafulli product quality and customer service - "The Vertical Pump was delivered on time per ...

How well are resource prices likely to serve as indicators of natural resource scarcity?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 4, 2005)

It is generally believed that when a resource becomes increasingly scarce, a shadow is automatically cast in the form of a higher market price. The higher price induces substitution towards more abundant resources and the development of resource-saving technological progress. A growing number of ecological economists argue that, while resource ...

From Conflict to Peacebuilding - The role of natural resources and the environment

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 1, 2009)

Since 1990 at least eighteen violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources. In fact, recent research suggests that over the last sixty years at least forty percent of all intrastate conflicts have a link to natural resources. Civil wars such as those in Liberia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have ...

Encouraging Americans to Reuse, Recycle, and Conserve Natural Resources

by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)  (Feb. 2, 2006)

When Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976, it charged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with ensuring the safe disposal and management of municipal and industrial waste, and it broadly championed a new ethic of resource conservation. During the first two decades of RCRA, EPA, in partnership with ...

Article: Valuing nature resource damages: a transatlantic lesson

Abstract This paper presents a comparison of the United States natural resource damage assessment regulations for restoration of natural resources, the 1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage and the International Oil Pollution Fund provisions on reinstatement of environmental impacts caused by oil pollution, ...

How Recycling Plastic Helps To Save The Environment And Natural Resources

by Challenger Handling Limited  (Jul. 8, 2015)

We all have recycling boxes that sit next to our wheelie bins and often there is a public recycling point in a car-park nearby.  Some of us have become recycling experts and recycle almost 100% of their household waste, while the vast majority of us are just beginning to get involved in recycling.  Budget cuts have resulted in household ...

Natural Resources Conservation Service soil survey office laboratory safety guide

by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  (Jun. 22, 2009)

Since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in 1970 for employee health and safety, laboratory safety has greatly improved as a result of regulation. Careful pre-planning has been shown to mitigate the potential health hazards of the laboratory environment. NRCS Soil Survey Office Laboratory workers need to assess potential ...

Utilisation competitions over ecological resources: uncovering the social nature of the environmental problem

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 7, 2015)

One principle of the sustainable development strategy is to maintain the ecological integrity of our bio–physical environment. Another is the preservation of capacities for economic development in contemporary societies. In order to examine if both goals can be combined the social dynamics of emerging environmental problems need to be ...

Book Review: Natural Resource Investment and Africa`s Development

Keywords: natural resources, Africa, resource management, sustainable development, investment, governance, economic development, environmental law, economic law, international dispute resolution. The University of Aberdeen, School of Law has many LLM and PhD students grappling with the role of law in the context of natural resource investment in ...

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