edie feature articles on this day... for March 2013, 2012, 2009, 2004

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in March 2013, 2012, 2009, 2004


March 2013

Has Defra delivered a guiding light on EfW?

The Government's recent energy-from-waste guide aims to offer some clarity on the energy recovery debate, but how helpful is it? Rebecca Eatwell attempts to find out

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Dear Chancellor, don't dismiss resource security

Is Chancellor George Osborne in danger of overlooking what is a pressing issue for business?

Decisions on resource pressures should be underpinned by solid evidence so why did the Treasury call a halt to an independent review into this issue, asks Suzanne Baker

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Sustainability: a guide to substance over style

Embedding sustainability into your operations will set your business apart from the rest. But where do you start? Zeljka Davis offers a simple step-by-step approach

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· Achieving sustainability through financial rigour

· Distilling water efficiency into Diageo's operations

· Scottish councils hold keys to resource efficiency

· Is the Chancellor's Budget end of the road for a sustainable economy?

· The emergence of Industrial Biotechnology

· Is the Green Deal a fair deal for SMEs?

· Scotland's zero waste challenge set to tax councils



March 2012

How composting is closing the loop

The West London composting site

West London Composting is closing the loop on one waste stream by producing quality compost from local authority organic waste, says Nick Warburton

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FedEx bids to improve community relations

FedEx now operates Boeing 777F aircraft, helping to cut down on fuel usage

With its new environmental programme, the global giant FedEx intends to bring change to the company and communities

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Diageo invest in green production plants

Diageo's brands include Guinness and Johnnie Walker. The company plans to cut emissions and increase water efficiency

By investing in environmentally sustainable production, Diageo has shown its commitment to a green vision of the future

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· In the market for materials recovery

· Go-Ahead takes steps to reduce carbon footprint

· Natural gas: a viable low-carbon solution?

· Sustainable aviation: Flying's future

· Water efficiency at heart of Heineken's sustainability focus

· Whitbread focuses on energy efficiency

· Driving ahead: The case for metrics



March 2009

Four-layer filter delivers savings

Scottish firm Filter Clear has shrugged off the recession with its Spruce Filter product, increasing staff threefold and keeping its turnover in the pink of health. Natasha Wiseman reveals how four is the company's lucky number

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Take up BAT to stay in the game

Tony Hoyle has this wake-up call for the industry: This is no time to CATNAP (using cheapest available techniques narrowly avoiding prosecution) but rather time to go in to BAT (best available techniques) in order to cut emissions and save money.

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Sims goes large with WEEE

Sims has just opened a giant WEEE facility in South Wales - boasting a capacity of 100,000 tonnes, it claims to be the largest of its kind in the world

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· Legal Comment: Are we making progress on contaminated land?

· Diversity is firm's strength

· Taking Steps The Right Way: A brief history of carbon footprinting

· Pyrolysis plant gets the green light in Wales

· What changes wait in the wings for WEEE?

· Leaders: Waitrose - Top of the Food Chain

· Ros Roca taps into Dennis Eagle to fuel AD voyage



March 2004

The Future of Environmental Management Systems, by Tony Inskip

Between August 2005 and July 2006 two pieces of legislation, the WEEE and RoHS directives will come into effect. The directives are part of Government measures to reduce the impact the UK manufacturing industry has on the environment. Tony Inskip, Director of UK contract manufacturing company, Zirko

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Remediation assessed at landmark BBC 'Restoration' site

Shrewsbury-based firm Environmental Simulations International Ltd (ESI) has been contracted by English Heritage and Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council to assess the extent of contaminated land at the Ditherington Flax Mill site prior to its redevelopment.

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It's been a long, hot summer

Too much rain and too much sun? Mark Shepherd of ADAS looks at ways the UK can deal with the threat of both droughts and floods after the confused weather over the past year

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· Spinning disc spray aids environmental control

· Improving Profits by Better Management Control

· Taking the measure of landfill borehole gas flows

· Environmental Management Systems - By Ken Smith of Casella Stanger

· Detailing new deliveries

· Separating the fact from fiction

· First leachate treatment plants