Day: 20 September 2002
International Business Briefs: water, water everywhere; energy efficiency; and software
In this week’s International Business Briefs, buying and selling of water and wastewater businesses, the treatment of wastewater from a cruise liner, updated water modelling software, and energy and water efficiency training for building managers.
Government to spend over £2 million on bicycle projects
The Department for Transport had originally intended to spend only £1 million on new cycling projects across England when it invited organisations to bid for a share in March. However, a huge response from high quality schemes has resulted in the funding being more than doubled.
Volunteers don pollution detectors
Two thousand people will be wearing detectors as the EU launches its PEOPLE programme to monitor air pollution in large European cities. Starting in Brussels and Lisbon, the project will gather data on benzene emissions, enabling the EU to pinpoint city hot spots and establish how habits and lifestyle affect exposure to harmful substances.
Letter from the Editor: court battles, ozone, air and the Great Lakes
Why not adopt a mountain – or a waterway, come to that? You can if you’re in the Philippines. That begs the question, why not elsewhere? But if you think about it, we do own – or are responsible for – a little piece of the planet, from our own back gardens to the air that we breathe.
Ruling allows bus tendering on environmental terms
Local authorities should be allowed to include environmental specifications when tendering contracts for bus operators, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The latest ruling, in the case of Concordia Bus Finland versus Helsinki City Council, has implications for the way authorities can now select amongst competitors bidding to operate public transport services.
Steel packaging recycling exceeds targets by nearly four times
In 2001, 1.9 million tonnes of steel packaging were recycled in Europe, around 55% of the total produced, three times the target for the year, and an increase of 15% from the previous year. Europe now recycles ten times more steel packaging than it did a decade ago.
News Release: New ‘TCH’ water jetting nozzle cuts cost of internal tank cleaning
Suitably called the TCH (Tank Cleaning Head), this latest high-pressure water jetting nozzle from Calder provides a safe, economical, easy method of deposit removal within enclosed vessels without putting staff at risk and the need for implementing demanding vessel entry safety procedures.
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