edie feature articles on this day... for August 2006, 2005, 2002, 1997

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in August 2006, 2005, 2002, 1997


August 2006

WEEE: Time to take action

The WEEE Directive will make UK manufacturers responsible for the 1M tonnes of electrical waste produced every year. Delays in its implementation have made businesses complacent - but now it is just around the corner. James Skidmore reports

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Bringing a Rea of hope to Birmingham

Nearly £2M is being invested to improve CSOs in two Birmingham suburbs. Contractor Barhale has been using Weholite HDPE solutions to fulfil the work.

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Bridging the regional GAP

Working with Trinity Horne, Yorkshire Water has implemented a programme of change within its Waste Water Asset Management team, leading to savings of £1M-plus. The programme has been highly successful and is being extended

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· Plastics forge ahead

· Bringing European harmony to wastewater treatment

· Driving forces

· Fighting for the planet

· How soft starters are shredding supply costs

· Keeping it simple

· Anaerobically speaking



August 2005

All change!


Global warming is going to transform the world and the economy with it, says Dr Arlo Brady of Cambridge University. But there are ways in which business can prepare for the massive changes on the horizone

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Back to biology

Despite the trend towards mechanised sludge disposal, LAS International has made a success of doing it nature's way

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English Partnerships spearheads regeneration


English Partnerships, the national regeneration agency, has reported a year of significant progress with a 46 % increase in its programme receipts and an 18% increase in its investment development programme over the year.

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· Municipal greenery

· Case C-26/04, Commission v Spain

· Colour coding for construction waste boosts recycling

· Improved public involvement in EIA: UK still lags behind in transposition.

· Okyay and others v Turkey (ECHR application No 36220/97)

· Local zeroes

· The edie.net and Environment Business 2005 Consultancy Survey



August 2002

Smart steps to sustainability

With the help of Envirowise, Huddersfield-based commercial interiors company, Interface Fabrics embarked on a programme of waste minimisation which yielded cost savings of over £1 million. The company has been making a determined effort to minimise its impact on the environment for the past decade,

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Taking control of asbestos at work

The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 (and its supporting Approved Codes of Practice) will be put into place in September 2002 with a compliance date of March 2004. This is required to bring the UK into line with the European Chemical Agents Directive. Steve Hurst, senior asbestos consult

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Monitoring the flowmonitors

Common guidelines for auditing flow monitoring systems should allow standardised reporting and improved assessment of performance. NEL explains how the guidelines were drawn-up.

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· Power partnering drives innovation

· Paving the road to waste recovery

· Smaller degree of uncertainty

· Beating corrosion naturally

· A guiding light for decision makers

· Recycling materials sectors promote initiatives

· Local authorities gear up to meet the challenge



August 1997