In this new and exclusive edie blog, Asia Pulp & Paper's managing director of sustainability Aida Greenbury explains the importance of collaboration to address the ever-important issues of land conflict and deforestation.... read more
We know that humanity is going to grow to about nine billion people by 2050 and about 70% of them will be living in cities. If we want all of those people to live safely, healthily and comfortably, we're going to have to do things differently. We're going to have to innovate...... read more
The debate on how best to tackle the issues of climate change often regurgitates familiar concepts of resilience building, risk management and opportunities to improve efficiency across industry. It has been suggested however that we should bypass these ideas and instead innovate our way out of trouble. Here in the UK, we are certainly not short on blue-sky thinkers, with small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) constituting the majority of the environmental technology sector. However, as technologies become more advanced, it raises the question of whether the current regulatory environment can keep up with this increasingly innovative and fast-moving market, and if not, what alternatives can SMEs turn to.... read more
Anyone who has been to climate change or sustainability conferences during the last decade will have heard the words 'you can't manage what you don't measure' so often that they now develop a rash whenever they are uttered. ... read more
Hugh Jones, managing director of Carbon Trust Advisory, looks at the compelling business case of energy efficiency and how businesses can take advantage of the UK Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to improve business performance.... read more
Only by being on another planet could you have avoided hearing about the economy in the last few weeks, and for good reason. Just as creating growth and jobs was a central theme during the General Election campaign, so too it is likely to be for the next five years and beyond.... read more
With the election campaign in full swing it is safe to assume that there will be little escaping televised political debates, carefully choreographed interviews and other full throttle electioneering over the coming weeks.... read more
It doesn't take a genius to understand the advantages of getting the best raw materials at the best prices. One way to do that, and an increasingly important part of our procurement strategy, is to take advantage of industrial biotechnology.... read more
We live in a world where consumers are increasingly concerned about the impact of the products that they use, resources are growing scarcer and where regulators are increasing the requirements for products to be more environmentally friendly.... read more
In Groundsure's first blog post, the organisation's managing director Dan Montagnani explains the risks associated with the redevelopment of contaminated land, and how the regulatory framework has changed accordingly.... read more
Being National Storytelling Week, it got me thinking about my eighteen year old nephew, Jack, and about his generation of teenagers. By 2050, many of them will be in their fifties. They may have children, or even grandchildren by that age. I think about how they will describe their younger years. ... read more
New rules requiring the separate collection of paper, plastic, metals and glass for recycling came into force this month. The revised EU Waste Framework Directive has been transposed into law in England and Wales through the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011. ... read more
2014 is over, and it has been quite a year. We always ask ourselves what people mean when they say 'quite a year'. Is it a good or a bad thing? Perhaps it is a bit of both, perhaps one or the other, but one thing is for sure: 2014 was a year of change.... read more
At this time of year lots of buildings get effectively closed for the holiday season, however often the building owners don't respond properly and reduce the building to minimum energy consumption. ... read more
For millions of families across the UK, half the fun of Christmas is tearing the paper from presents that have been neatly wrapped, carefully labelled and placed under the tree. However, the amount of wrapping paper thrown away at Christmas in the UK alone would stretch to the moon, according to estimates by WRAP. ... read more
Christmas is a unique and special day for a number of reasons. One of the reasons that doesn't often get mentioned is that for many of us it is when we are responsible for our highest daily personal carbon footprint (if you don't factor in taking flights).... read more
Claudine Blamey, chair of the new Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS), explains how and why a group of volunteers created the UK's first professional body for everyone working in corporate responsibility and sustainability.... read more
The recent EU approval for a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point has been controversial with environmental groups to say the least. Dr Craig Jones, director of Circular Ecology, investigates.... read more
It has been exactly a year since Dan Rogerson wrote a letter to the resource management industry stating that Defra would be stepping back in areas where businesses are better placed to act and there is no clear market failure. ... read more
Procurement is playing an increasingly strategic role as a lever for sustainable development and social and environmental responsibility. Greater regulation on sustainable procurement in the public sector, including significant changes to the EU Directives in April 2014, are driving this change. ... read more
In running a business, it is the financial and operational metrics of results and accountability that carry weight. And, with sustainability, what began as a niche approach, today is flourishing into a strategic imperative, and must too have a result-focused orientation.... read more
We now live in the age of the city. More than half of the world's people live in urban areas and by 2050, it will be more like 70 percent. At the same time, we are using natural resources 1.5 times faster than the world can replenish itself. With city living set to continue rising, climate change and resource scarcity challenges are only going to increase.... read more
The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change recently gave a bullish speech about tackling climate change to an audience of business leaders, investors and NGOs. But I was among those who challenged him on the UK walking the talk...... read more
The recent New Orleans court decision on whether BP was negligent for the Deepwater Horizon blowout that killed 11 workers and led to 4.2 millions of barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico in September 2014 holds some interesting lessons for business...... read more
The latest UN Climate Summit will happen in New York next Tuesday. No agreement is planned; this is just a rally for the 2015 Climate Summit in Paris. A People's Climate March is planned for Sunday in New York and elsewhere, as a rally for the rally. As we approach the 20th anniversary of climate walks and climate talks is the world really closer to walking the talk? Or should we do a little blindspotting, to ask what everyone keeps missing?... read more
The Environmental division of Naylor Industries has recently expanded its product range to now include HydroBlox which offers a unique solution for land drainage, embankment stabilisation, green infrastructure and filtration solutions that is proven to be technically superior to traditional systems...
Naylor Concrete's CPD Material is titled 'Less Stress with Pre-Stressed' and informs and educations about pre stressed concrete lintels. The seminar covers the method of pre stressed lintel manufacture, the difference between pre cast and pre-stressed and goes through the alternative uses possible f...
The Lovibond® team has announced the latest instrument for BOD measurement for wastewater samples based on the manometric method. Manometric respirometers relate oxygen uptake to the change in pressure caused by oxygen consumption while maintaining a constant volume....
In this new and exclusive edie blog, Asia Pulp & Paper's managing director of sustainability Aida Greenbury explains the importance of collaboration to address the ever-important issues of land conflict and deforestation....
We know that humanity is going to grow to about nine billion people by 2050 and about 70% of them will be living in cities. If we want all of those people to live safely, healthily and comfortably, we're going to have to do things differently. We're going to have to innovate......
15/09/2015 to 15/09/2015Holiday Inn, Birmingham City CentreThe UK's premier event focusing on the key issues facing those involved in the sustainable procurement policies of their organisation....