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

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

December 2013

Safeguarding water supplies - a frack too far?

Water is the latest natural resource under threat from fracking and unless the risks are properly assessed, certain areas could face real shortfalls in supply. Maxine Perella reports

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Microbeads pollution - a drop in the ocean for the beauty industry

The threat plastic pollution poses to marine wildlife is now a recognised issue amongst consumers, businesses and governments, but is the damage from microplastics, found in many beauty products, a problem literally being washed down the drain? Leigh Stringer investigates

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Empowering a franchise - engaging sustainable practices at IHG

Of the 4,600 hotels owned by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), 3,934 operate under franchise agreements. This makes engaging staff in sustainability a monumental challenge, IHG's Paul Snyder tells Leigh Stringer

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· Industrial resources - unlocking their value

· Disruptive thinking: a step-change to corporate sustainability

· Resource potential, a question of assets?

· A national wish list for waste prevention

· Making obsolescence obsolete: a mobile concept

· Autumn statement - missed opportunity for confirming strategy on environmental taxes

December 2012

Sustainable Building Winner: P+HS Architects

P+HS Architects have set a formidable precedent, designing the first healthcare building to achieve the BREEAM Outstanding rating in the UK.

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Waste Management: Food & Drink Winner: Sainsbury's

By diverting all of its food waste from landfill - a key requirement of its 20 by 20 Sustainability Plan - Sainsbury's now claims to be the UK's largest user of anaerobic digestion.

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Waste & Resource Management Winner: Nextek

Nextek has pioneered a packaging first by developing a closed loop process for food grade post-consumer recycled polypropylene packaging.

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· Sustainability Communications Winner: The Co-operative Group

· Sustainability Practitioner Winner: Kirsten Henson

· Electricity Market Reform and the Demand Side - an update

· Stakeholder Engagement Winner: Sony FutureScapes

· Renewable Energy Winner: Northumbrian Water Group

· Sustainability Reporting Winner: Coca Cola Enterprises

· Sustainable Transport Winner: London 2012

December 2009

Metering for the future

Water meters in the future will not feature moving parts, and will represent a "dramatic step" in water metering technology, according to Sensus Metering Systems.

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Ostara wins major US contract

OSTARA NUTRIENT Recovery Technologies, the Vancouver company whose technology enables wastewater treatment plants to recover nutrients from wastewater and recycle them into an environmentally-safe fertiliser, has won its third major commercial contract in the US, at the Virginia-based Nansemond Wast

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Applying standards to barrier systems

A rise in brownfield developments has increased the use of barrier piping. Even with the right pipes, however, contamination is still a risk from poor installation, says Richard Graty of GPS PE Pipe Systems

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· Water work sees surge in confidence

· Surprise as Thames chief Owens quits

· Chlorine? No problem

· Flow many reasons

· How to bank on plant efficiency gains

· Offers on table for Copenhagen likely to deliver 3.5°C rise

· Construction slowdown hits contaminated land work

December 2004

Bite size chunks

Paul Burr, senior consultant at White Young Green Environmental - which helped develop the package - explains the Easy Access EMS programme

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A Valient effort

Rob Bell talks to Valpak chief executive Steve Gough about the compliance scheme's expanding range of recycling-related activities

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EMS opportunity

Brian Kraus, CEO OF ERM Certification and Verification Services, calls for a new approach to implementing and certifying management systems

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· Schmidt sweeps in at Portsmouth and Luton

· In the name of CSR

· Credible reporting

· Why isn't everyone buying recycled?


· Review of the Draft Hazardous Waste (England) Regulations 2004

· Looking at the hole picture