Month: May 2002
Sustainable EU cities require integrated urban water management
Urban water management should be an integral part of the emerging EU policy-making for sustainable cities, informed by an EU urban water policy framework that coordinates EU policies affecting urban water management, according to a new EU commissioned study.
130 million mobile telephones discarded annually in US by 2005
Mobile phone use in the USA reached 128 million sets last year, which will be used for an average of only 18 months before being discarded. A new report predicts that by 2005 there will 130 million discarded every year, creating a stockpile of 500 million unwanted phones hidden away in closets that will eventually reach the waste stream.
Asian desalination market to reach USD1.3 billion by 2010
The market for desalination equipment in Asia is predicted to grow at a compound rate of 11% per year between 2001 and 2005 from its current value of US$508.7 million. The market will then reach US$1.3 billion by 2010, spurred on by increasingly scarce fresh water in the region.
What is US policy on mercury disposal?
Current official US public advice on the proper disposal of mercury is confused and inconsistent according to recent research, which called for a uniform approach to disposal of all mercury-containing products, at a time when American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) is encouraging the phasing out of mercury-based thermometers.
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