water-use reduction News

  • IWS 2013: Coca-Cola and Water Footprint Reduction

    Global beverage manufacturer to participate in region's inaugural International Water Summit The Coca-Cola Company will discuss global and regional methods of water footprint reduction during the International Water Summit (IWS) taking place in Abu Dhabi from 15-17 January 2013. Coca-Cola will also discuss the various social initiatives it has launched in the Middle East as a response to the ...


  • Amtech Announces Further Cost Reductions

    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced the implementation of further cost reduction measures anticipated to generate annual cost savings of $6-$7 million in fiscal 2013, when compared to the Company's annualized expense ...


    By Amtech Systems, Inc.

  • Mixing processes below evaporation reduction covers - a use for the scamp and MSCTI

    Researchers from the Griffith School of Engineering at Griffith University in Australia are assessing a variety of methods for reducing the rate of evaporation. These methods include the implementation of a water cover and chemical films.PME’s MicroScale Conductivity and Temperature Instrument (MSCTI) and the Self Contained Autonomous MicroProfiler (SCAMP) are being used study mixing dynamics in ...

  • US announces $38.5bn loan guarantee solicitations for emission reduction projects

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced plans to issue loan guarantee solicitations in two stages this summer for up to $38.5 billion for projects that employ advanced technologies that avoid, reduce or sequester emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.  This will mark the second and third rounds of solicitations for DOE’s Loan Guarantee program, which encourages the ...

  • Toxic-free Ontario - CELA releases toxic use reduction model law

    The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has released its model toxic use reduction law. For the past year CELA has worked with other environmental, health and worker groups to frame a model law to reduce our use and reliance on toxic substances in manufacturing, workplaces and consumer products in Ontario. 'Concerned parents, workers, and consumers in Ontario support widespread ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Hilton Reaches 20% Waste Reduction Goal

    SOURCE: Hilton Worldwide DESCRIPTION:Hilton Worldwide was recently mentioned in Environmental Leader regarding its five-year goal to reduce waste output by 20 percent. Hilton reached this goal two years ahead of schedule, according to data from its LightStay sustainability measurement system. Results show the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Biothermica granted approval for first-of-kind carbon reduction scheme in US

    Biothermica announced this week that it had received authorization from the US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to proceed with the implementation of an innovative greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction project at Jim Walter Resources’ coal mine no. 7 in Brookwood, Alabama. Biothermica will use its VAMOXTM regenerative thermal oxidation system to destroy ...

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises sets the standard for carbon reduction

    CocaCola Enterprises (CCE) has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard with the highest score for carbon performance in the carbon reduction assessment's history, demonstrating outstanding results from the company's ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. CCE is also the first major soft drinks manufacturer to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, which recognises the achievements of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • UK supermarkets and suppliers focus on waste reduction & recycling

    Latest research published by WRAP’s Product Sustainability Forum (PSF) has led to supermarkets within the UK concentrate efforts on ways of improving the environmental performance of some of their products. The Co-operative Group and Sainsbury’s as well as food industry giants Nestle are exploring ways to improve their waste reduction and recycling efforts. PSF are supported ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Do voluntary waste reduction policies work?

    The success of voluntary waste reduction policies is difficult to measure. However, a new statistical approach has been developed to evaluate such schemes. The method could be useful in making more accurate assessments of progress in waste reduction and in helping to shape future waste management policy. Voluntary waste reduction schemes are in operation across several European countries. Often, ...

  • Axion Polymers wins Environmental Award for carbon reduction

    Axion Polymers has won the coveted Chemicals Northwest Environmental Technology for the Chemical Industry Award for commitment to reducing its carbon impact on the environment and providing sustainable recycled high quality plastics products with a long-term future. The award recognises efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of chemical manufacturing through ...

  • IDB hosts meeting on infrastructure, environment and poverty reduction

    The Inter-American Development Bank is hosting at its Washington, D.C. headquarters meeting of the Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP) until tomorrow. The event’s theme will be “infrastructure, growth and poverty reduction: the role of ecosystems and natural resources.' The PEP is an informal network that promotes cooperation to increase the effectiveness of development finance in reducing ...

  • Industry steps up recycling and waste reduction

    Twenty-six WasteWise partners and 29 National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners are being recognized for their environmental achievements in reducing greenhouse gases and preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. Both EPA programs work with organizations to achieve environmental benefits beyond regulations. In addition, 13 students and professionals are ...

  • Energy reduction activities sweep across Europe

    New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s offices in Europe have compiled a summary of energy reduction activities in progress. In Germany, the government intends to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent of Germany’s emissions in 1990. Within recent years, the country has managed to eliminate 17 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions by modernising and restructuring industrial sectors and high-emission ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Welsh NHS to examine further carbon reductions

    The Welsh NHS has promised to assess its carbon footprint with a “major exercise” designed to improve the service’s sustainability. The exercise is aimed at identifying the main sources of carbon emissions, as well as areas in which the service’s carbon footprint can be reduced. The Welsh NHS has already had some success in using waste management projects to reduce its carbon footprint. Current ...

  • Shift to SUVs holds back car CO2 reductions

    The EU has published new data showing a decline in the average CO2 emissions of new cars in 2010 of 3.7% (1). But the data also shows that the average weight of cars has risen by 28kg or 2% as carmakers increasingly market SUVs and so-called crossover vehicles (2). Had weight not increased, the CO2 reduction would have been 5%, or one third better say Transport & Environment (T&E), the EU ...

  • No let-up for holidays in hazard reduction at Dounreay

    There was no let-up during Christmas and New Year in the drive to rid Dounreay of two of its most hazardous legacies. Teams worked around the clock during the holidays to treat more of the toxic liquors left over from the site’s research programme. They kept two of the site’s most important clean-up plants running 24 hours a day throughout Christmas and New Year. At the Dounreay Fast Reactor, ...

  • Manchester United nets reduction in its carbon footprint

    Tens of thousands of fans; floodlit stadiums and multi-million pound franchises – Premiership football doesn’t immediately spring to mind as the most environmentally friendly business.  However, Manchester United has a vision to be the best Football Club in the World, both on and off the pitch, and has become the 250th company in the UK to net the Carbon Trust Standard for ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Ministers must move on waste mountain reduction

    Defra’s Waste Strategy has left England’s waste mountain with no clear targets for its reduction, and leaves 90% of waste without specific recycling targets. Government knowledge of commercial and industrial recycling rates is patchy and outdated. Instead, Defra’s Waste Strategy concentrates its efforts on achieving improved recycling rates in the domestic sector which accounts for only 10% of ...


    By UK Parliament

  • UNDP and Fortis announce greenhouse-gas reduction projects

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Dutch-Belgian finance group Fortis have announced the first project agreements of the new MDG Carbon Facility, a joint effort to support greenhouse-gas-reducing development projects through the carbon-trading mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol. The projects, located in Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Yemen and Rwanda, aspire to use financing from carbon ...

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