edie feature articles on this day... for April 2011, 2010, 2007, 2002

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in April 2011, 2010, 2007, 2002


April 2011

A dazzling night of triumph

The Water Industry Achievement Awards took place on 29 March. WET News reports on the night’s successes.

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Greener rocks

It is one of the nation’s most celebrated musical events. Now the Glastonbury Festival is also one of the greenest too.

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Are WEEE missing an opportunity?

Recent moves to recast the WEEE Directive are to be welcomed, but do they go far enough? Haley Bowcock outlines six areas that need addressing to deal more effectively with e-waste

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· Cleaner, greener Scotland

· Profile: Matt Chasen CEO uShip

· Sealing sock makes the right connections

· Sony on the road to zero

· Why AM’s a star of CCTV

· Earthsong: urban living the sustainable way

· Building in a better way for recovery



April 2010

Lining up for the future

Climate change has brought more and more heavy rainfall events and flooding across the nation. The maintenance of culverts beneath vital infrastructure has never been so important.

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Training is vital to building a 'sustainable mentality'

Skills are easily transferable so the cost of training one person can be shared across the workforce

Sustainable development means taking into account the social, economic and environmental impacts of business activities, not only for the present but also for future generations. Although many business leaders have already started to think about taking a greener approach, they often fail to realise

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Renewables Obligation amended in Scotland

Amendments have been made to make the Renewables Obligation Scotland (ROS) a more effective tool to encourage clean energy generation.

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· Law seeks to control ship-to-ship oil transfer

· Clubbing together to assess the risk

· A whiff of success

· Work up good vibrations

· Those that take proactive approach to CRC will profit

· A whiff of success

· Labour Manifesto 2010 - those green bits in full



April 2007

Climate change and the future of the water environment

Following a year when many of the water industry's achievements were drowned under critical headlines about drought order applications, high profile hosepipe bans and consumer concern over leakage rates, the industry needs to renew its efforts to set the agenda for a more sustainable water environme

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Quality protocol set to boost compost markets

The composting industry has received a boost with the launch of a quality protocol enabling producers to create compost which is no longer classed as a waste.

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Why it pays for builders to give the skip a miss

Scaffold sheeting from construction sites normally ends up in landfill, but one supplier is offering to recycle the material and reduce disposal costs at the same time

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· France slow to tackle illegal landfills

· Business benefits of resource efficiency

· WEEE: What's in it for local authorities?

· Speakers to drive transport agenda

· Treating timber waste in a constructive way

· Water show in the pipeline

· How I became an environmental pioneer



April 2002

The sweet smell of succes

LimeX treatment aids future land use, such as planting with grassland mixtures

A unique alliance between Britain's biggest coal producer and one of its customers is benefiting the environment with a sustainable landscaping opportunity.

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Building industry backs sustainable development

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) takes a leading role in reviewing the building and civil engineering industry's responsibilities in developing sustainable construction and promoting initiatives and solutions. Christopher Harris, Head of the Environment

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A sustainable solution

When people talk about energy reduction and management through waste minimisation techniques, the governing factors relative to the success, or otherwise, of a project of this nature is the ability of the company, or more specifically the local management, to sustain the efforts on a long-t

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· Recycled materials get the green light

· A drop in the ocean

· Information, information, information

· What's in a name?

· Heavyweight recycling plant goes on show at Site Clearance Zone

· Breaking new ground

· Exploding a time bomb