Day: 19 February 2009
Government to monitor companies’ green claims
The proliferation of companies aiming to meet growing demand for environmentally-sensitive products and services on offer has sparked action at Whitehall, with Defra promising to update a six-year-old code that outlines what qualifies as 'green' in the marketplace.
re3 wins certification to international environmental standard
The re3 waste partnership has taken a big step forward in its plans for continual improvement in environmental performance, by achieving certification to ISO 14001 for its Environmental Management System (EMS) at Smallmead Waste Management Park, Reading, following an audit by certification body SGS.
A move from reactive to proactive with new gear
Responding efficiently to water network failures is all well and good - but is it enough? Dean Stiles discovers how Yorkshire Water is making the culture shift from reactive to proactive, and how using the very latest technology is crucial to its plan.
Lessons from the future
All waste is recycled. Cars are banned, with rapid-transit pods in their place. Wind towers, geothermal technology, and virtually every surface, collect energy. It sounds like science fiction but, writes Erik Jaques, this is the world's first zero-carbon city - and it's being built now
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