Day: 20 February 2007
The positive power of battery recycling in the UK
In the UK we dispose of over 600 million batteries to landfill every year, a statistic that government is keen to see greatly reduced through the development and introduction of easier and more environmentally sound methods of dealing with waste batteries. Chris Davey, manager for local authority relations at WRAP, tells edie about the issues.
All change for pollution regulations
Changes are afoot in the way Government expects regulators to track emissions to air and waste arisings from industrial facilities. Stephen Inch from King's College London's Environmental Research Group considers the implications of current and future developments.
Masking Out City Smog
Pollution masks may not be the ultimate answer to the dirty air and disease-causing particles we breathe in every day, but they are the solution more and more people are turning to in smoggy cities like London. So are we heading for an urban future where leaving the house without protection becomes too much of a risk? Here, Elaine Curtin from pollution mask makers Respro sets out the horrors of what urban dwellers are already breathing in each day - and how a mask can help.
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