Day: 6 June 2001
Poland provides a wealth of opportunity for UK environmental business
There is considerable opportunity in Poland for UK environmental businesses, but companies are warned that firms from other countries, particularly Germany, have already been in the country for five years, which means that the UK is behind in the market.
Low carbon economy – reality of dream?
The Carbon Trust, a new independent company initially funded by the DETR and the Devolved Administrations as part of the UK’s Climate Change Programme, today announced an integrated programme of measures designed to accelerate the take-up of low carbon technologies throughout Britain. The Trust will consist of a non-executive board plus a number of advisory committees.
Nature produces no waste, so why do we?
As nature recycles, reclaims and reuses all of its resources, the problem of waste is only in the human imagination, with resources only becoming waste when used, mixed and thrown away, according to Ian Hargraves, Director of Sustainable Environmental Systems. High recycling rates over the next ten years have to be prepared for by industry by building recyclability and reusability into products.
New training tool will increase understanding and sympathy for environmentally sustainable product design
Ecodesign is a new concept in product development that accounts for the whole lifecycle of a product, from raw material extraction and processing through to the end of the life of the product, rather than the traditional concerns of product production and use. With this concept in mind, environmental communication company, Shot in the Dark, has developed a training guide intended to aid design teams in their understanding of both the concept of increasing productivity whilst reducing environmental impact, and the need for it.
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