edie feature articles on this day... for August 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in August 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003


August 2012

Will energy reforms prove electric for EfW?

Under the new electricity market reforms, can contracts for difference support future investment for the energy-from-waste sector? Fiona Ross attempts to find out

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Locksmiths required to design out waste

Around 80% of a product's environmental impact is locked in at the design stage. If we can find the key, we are well on the way to creating a circular economy, maintains Sophie Thomas

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Time to target the drug pushers of fly-tipping

Punishing those who illegally dump waste will never solve the problem - you have to confront the waste producers and increase visibility at the point of disposal, argues Phil Conran

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· The Body Shop: beauty products with a positive impact

· Water reduction project takes off

· Tower Hamlets goes underground to pioneer waste solution

· Can water leapfrog carbon?

· Why we need to start walking in circles

· Holding back the flood: tackling the SWMP monster



August 2011

Finding a fair and affordable future

A pragmatic policy on charging may be in sight, writes Barrie Clarke of Undercurrent

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A greener and cheaper revolutionary solution

For many years the safe disposal of drinking water sludge has been regarded as a costly and controversial issue. John O'Regan, the chief executive of the Irish firm SCFI, explains a sustainable alternative

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Ending the cycle of absurdity

The review of Ofwat identifies the absurdity of the five-year cycle, says Sam Ibbott of the Environmental Industries Commission, but is anything really likely to change?

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· Rochford - a rising star on the recycling front

· Optimising plant Performance

· Harnessing the supply chain

· Why we should buy less by buying better

· £9M stormwater tank protects River Tame

· Resourceful times: why less is more for waste

· Fast drive to recovery for end-of-life vehicles



August 2008

Making Space for Water

Mike Woolgar, Atkins managing director of water management, looks at combating flood risk.

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SGVs: simply not good enough

Hayley Moore and Geoff Card call for a review of the guidance for blended natural soils and recycled green waste, to prevent the over-remediation of sites

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Putting recycling in the public eye

London, among with other major cities, has a great opportunity to capture more material by persuading people to recycle on the go. Maxine Perella reports

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· Environmental Case Law Summary, August 2008

· Emissions Trading Scheme - Slovakia

· Tracking and controlling air pollution

· Analysis: Pitt Review's flood findings

· A wheelie good idea for the elderly

· Imtech bids in the big time

· Flood planning just got easier



August 2003

Technically speaking

Black & Veatch's Frank Rogalla looks at UV disinfection of potable water

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Maesteg washery gets cleaned-up

The £10 million Maesteg Washery Land Reclamation Scheme, which is funded mainly by the Welsh Development Agency (WDA) is transforming a former coal and iron industry site to provide a new comprehensive school and sports fields, in addition to areas set aside for new housing development.

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Time to review private sewers

Has the state of the sewers changed since Mr Justice Willis reported on them in the19th century? Tim Kelly of Atkins Water and Nigel Cartwright of Defra detail their investigation.

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· Government steps up drive to hit recycling targets

· Handling flow information

· Managing waste: partners in grime

· Changing fashion or fashioning change?

· Bioremediation injects speed into decontamination

· Region of waste transformation

· Agency probes health risks from petroleum hydrocarbons