Thursday, October 6th, 2011
The new targets for collecting electronic waste backed by the European Parliament are set to cause some trouble with reluctant EU member states.
Electronic waste is a number of different types of waste streams. It can include old computers, TV’s etc. The European Parliament and the 27 EU (more…)
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Researchers at the University of Leeds and Durham University have solved a long-standing problem that could revolutionize the way new plastics are developed. The breakthrough will allow experts to create the perfect plastic with specific uses and properties by using a high-tech ‘recipe book’. It will (more…)
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Increasingly, there is more concern over the effects of climate change. This results in legislation of a more demanding nature which commercial property developers need to know about. Additionally, the recent surge in energy prices means that everyone wants to reduce costs and subsequently reduce their (more…)
Monday, September 19th, 2011
Metso is a Finland-based global supplier of technology and services helping customers process natural resources and recycle materials into valuable products. Metso’s customers operate in the mining, construction, power, oil and gas, recycling and pulp and paper industries. Metso is a leading global (more…)
Friday, September 16th, 2011
Cartons as in milk cartons for example. Just trash or something that can be recycled and become sustainable? The City of Dallas has launched recently a new effort to add food and beverage cartons as part of its residential curbside recycling program. Dallas will be the first major city in Texas to have a carton recycling (more…)
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Friday, August 19th, 2011
The Coca Cola Company is one of the largest worldwide beverage retailers, manufacturers, and marketers of various non-alcoholic beverages. Currently, the company sells more than 500 brands in more than 200 countries. The Coca Cola Company also has a long history of sustainability and helping with the (more…)
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Plastic bottles – they are an environmental disaster. They seem to be everywhere and although they have become, alongside plastic bags, much-maligned icons of mindless consumerism, they still are ubiquitous.
But some organizations in Africa have decided to (more…)
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
With everyone trying to make their home as green as possible, it seems like most of the attention gets focused on the inside – smart heating and cooling systems, low flow toilets, and eco-friendly light bulbs being just a few examples. But there are also ways we can be green on the outside of the home, doing just as (more…)
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
An international initiative this fall will encourage hundreds of organizations to assess their use and recycling of plastics in a push to call more attention to the vast amounts of plastic waste entering the environment.
While many companies and organizations are familiar with their “carbon footprint” and are taking steps to (more…)