This article is the second part of a summary presenting the findings of information gathered from filtration plants at five sites in the UK, six filter units in Australia and 49 North American plants.
From PVC to precious metals, sustainable materials use is about transition to a cyclic, resource recovery economy. And the sooner this is adopted by industry, the better, writes director of science at The Natural Step, Dr Mark Everard.
Results from laboratories can be inconsistent. The Agency's MCERTS scheme should bring a higher quality service to environmental managers. Melanie Brown reports
Heat recovery in the food and drink industry could be improved.
David Reay from Action Energy looks at the sector and explains how to do so
The need to switch to less carbon-intensive energy sources is widely accepted, but the Combined Heat & Power industry is struggling for survival, reports Simon Napper
Many managers do not have an adequate understanding of environmental risk.
Can a business be sustainable and still make money? You'd better believe it, says world-renowned environmental commentator, Professor David Suzuki. Interview by Peter Hughes
Maria Cull, from law firm Herbert Smith, analyses recent court rulings relating to industry and the environment
The Commission has launched this year's work programme, setting out its priorities for 2003.
Claire Monkhouse from the IEEP looks at the latest developments at the European Commission
Creating solar-enriched fuels
Reducing pollution from oil processing
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