Adidas adds 3D-printed insole to ocean waste shoe
Sportswear giant Adidas has created the world's first sports shoe made entirely from reclaimed and recycled ocean waste, which now includes a 3D-printed midsole made from recycled polyester and fill net content.
Blowing smoke: is vaping waste as bad as cigarette butts?
Consumers are not properly aware of the dangers of e-cigarette waste, with whole vaping devices being sent straight to landfill rather than being recycled.
In brief: reprocessing technology news
Two major reprocessors have announced advancements in specialist recovery solutions for waste batteries, road sweepings and gully arisings.
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary April 2008
Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the changes this month are a reduction in the landfill tax credit cap and regulations which make it easier to prosecute developers who fail to meet energy efficiency and carbon cutting standards.
Medical equipment gets thorough physical
Designers of electrical medical equipment now must adhere to a new standard, ensuring eco-design principles are maintained. Where did it come from and what will it demand of the medical industry?
Dr Aidan Turnbull
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, October 06
This month sees the EU get tough on battery disposal, setting targets for member states in a Directive on battery and accumulator recycling, as well as increasing its efforts to involve citizens in environmental policy making and tightening up freshwater quality regulations.
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (December 2005)
Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see a raft of new directives from the EU, the latest developments on REACH, tighter controls on batteries and in the UK new safety laws for offshore installations and more on restricting toxic chemicals in paints.