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  • Circular Economy Package: Questions & Answers

    What is the Circular Economy? To ensure sustainable growth for the EU we have to use our resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. It is clear that the linear model of economic growth we relied on in the past is no longer suited for the needs of today's modern societies in a globalised world. We cannot build our future on a 'take-make-dispose' model. Many natural resources are ...

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Ebola Waste Preparedness

    A straight forward plan to deal with an issue that may seem new to many of you however this issue has been successfully addressed for decades. It’s all over the news, landfills that won’t accept ashes from incinerated waste, towns and states that won’t let waste be transported across their borders, special permits, Category A Packaging, warehouses full of drums and 6mil liners. ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Maxsys Fuel System generates 6% savings on Gas Fired Steam Raising Boilers at Mondi Packaging

    Mondi is one of the world’s leading international paper and packaging groups with a substantial global presence, employing 34,000 people at 112 sites across 34 different countries. The company is continually striving for a consistent high level of improvement in environmental performance in all its operations, making efficient use of raw materials and energy, while focusing on innovation ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Tradable Certificates for Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    Untitled Document Executive Summary The Study This study analyses options for the design of tradeable certificate systems to finance the recovery of ...

  • Cutting food loss and waste will benefit people and the environment, says new study on World Environment Day

    One out of every four calories produced by the global agricultural system is being lost or wasted, according to new analysis. This situation poses a serious challenge to the world’s ability to reduce hunger and meet the food needs of the rapidly-expanding global population. Released on World Environment Day (WED), which this year carries the theme ...

  • Economic Evaluation of Quantitative Objectives for Climate Change

    This study identifies the least-cost packages of specific policies and measures for meeting the Community's quantitative reduction targets for greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Protocol. The study analyses separately carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions, and how the different sectors of the economy (i.e. power production, industry, tertiary-domestic, transport, waste sector and ...

  • HM-218D – The US Moves Forward on Gasohol and Other Updates

    On January 28, the US DOT passed Amendment HM-218D. This final rule adopts various updates and amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) of 49 CFR, and is intended to provide relief to industry by clarifying and, in some cases, relaxing certain requirements. A major goal of this amendment is to help the environment by simplifying the shipment of Gasohol, a blend of gasoline with ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Papaellinas - Nannys - Case Study

    Project Results and Impacts: First Climate Neutral diapers in the world Increased engagement with customers on climate change issues Increased sales and brand image reputation CSE Solution "Life Cycle Analysis and  Marketing  Support" CSE conducted the calculations needed and properly verified results for the ...

  • How to avoid another Tianjin disaster?

    The massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, on 12 August, which have reportedly killed 139 people, with 34 persons still missing, over 700 injured, 6,000 displaced and the homes of another 17,000 damaged, are a deeply tragic reminder of the permanent need to reinforce safety at industrial sites containing hazardous materials.   This accident involved chemicals that can ...

  • Compostable Products And Postconsumer Food Scraps

    “Death of Composting” read the title of a blog posted in June by Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, a restaurant group in Boston, Massachusetts. Startling, to say the least, and certainly compelling to read. Muir’s blog described how Clover Food Lab, a Boston restaurant company, moved to 100 percent compostable products in 2010: “I’d spent 18 months trying ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the 'Guidebook'), following the 'Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data' under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how ...

  • The need for specialized statistical software for ground-water analysis

    Peer-reviewed guidance documents for the statistical analysis of ground-water monitoring data have been available for years, from the US EPA and from other bodies such as state Departments of Environmental Quality and ASTM. The truth, however, is that many of the statistical requirements are not being enforced by state regulators, with the result that statistics — where performed at all ...


    By Sanitas Technologies

  • Improve Cash Flow and Reduce Labor Costs with Laboratory Automation and Document Management

    Benchmarking  At Labcore, a division of Poplar Solutions, LLC, performance management begins with benchmarking key laboratory activities that contribute to cost, quality, end-user acceptance, and other important variables.  Benchmarking allows lab staff to quantify and demonstrate the improvements to laboratory operations.   There are a number of metrics that ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • Assessment of Environmental ‘Hot Spots’ in Iraq

    Untitled Document Executive summary Introduction In July 2004, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was awarded a ...


  • Refuse Derived Fuel, Current Practice and Perspectives

    Untitled Document Summary I OBJECTIVES The objectives of the project were to undertake a survey on the current ...

  • H.B. Fuller `Counts` on ESS software for global regulatory and EH&S

    As an early adopter of standardized Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) policies and practices, H.B. Fuller Company, a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemical products, is now working to reduce the cost of regulatory compliance worldwide while operating under requirements that are often tighter than what the laws require. Fuller formed an EH&S group in 1991, to ensure that ...


    By IHS

  • We need a global treaty on plastics. Here’s what it should look like.

    Plastic pollution is more than an ocean problem, and it’s time we treat it as such. Plastics have boosted our economy because they are versatile, cheap and durable. Yet, thanks to these same traits, in the course of establishing a US$750 billion global industry, we have ...


    By Ensia

  • Strengthening product stewardship throughout the supply chain: A full life-cycle approach

    Kami Blake of 3E Company looks at the issue in managing EH&S data in the chemicals industry As regulations increase in number, scope and complexity, environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance is fast becoming a major concern that spans virtually every industry. All companies are increasingly affected by and subject to more stringent EH&S regulations and are being faced with ...


    By 3E Company

  • H.B. Fuller `Counts` on ESS Software for Global Regulatory and EH&S

    Untitled Document Longtime environmental steward uses Essential SuiteTM for metrics, records and reporting within integrated Enterprise Resource Planning system ...


    By IHS

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