Day: 5 July 2002
Walls ice cream factory converts to safer, friendlier, economic Kalic
User friendliness, logistical and environmental factors, cost effectiveness and rapid payback have all convinced Birds Eye Walls to switch to Kalic Liquid Lime in place of caustic soda at its Phoenix ice cream factory in Gloucester. Walls required an effective agent to neutralise process effluent. As a safe, modern and sustainable solution, Kalic from Buxton Lime Industries was deemed to fit the bill.
Shell executive calls for decarbonisation of energy
Traditionally, governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been the main parties interested in sustainable development, but more recently, the role that businesses can play in achieving this goal has been increasingly emphasized. As Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s Chairman of the Committee of Managing Directors, Philip Watts explained on 5 July, many businesses are committed to sustainable development not only out of ethical concern, but because it makes good business.
California paves the way in the US in greenhouse gas reductions
A bill that would impose new restrictions on exhaust emissions of cars and light trucks was given final approval in the Assembly in California this Monday, reports the US media. If this legislation is passed, the automobile industries will be forced to develop technologies to reduce greenhouse gases in exhaust emissions.
New technology continuously monitors landfill seepage
German researchers have just developed a new infrared spectrometer to detect contaminated water, using a new technology called evanescence field analysis (EFA). This new method appears to combine the advantages of traditional alternative methods of water sampling, whilst avoiding some of the drawbacks.
New international water award in memory of Moroccan king calls for entries
Nominations are open for the inaugural King Hassan II Great World Water Prize, an international award established as a joint initiative by the World Water Council (WWC) and the Government of Morocco to encourage cooperation and sound management in the development and use of water resources.
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