edie feature articles on this day... for December 2017, 2016, 2013, 2008

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in December 2017, 2016, 2013, 2008

December 2017

In practice: AccorHotels' new project targeting BREEAM excellent certification

Ahead of edie's flagship Sustainability Leaders Awards in January, edie is taking a closer look at some of the projects initiatives that have been deemed worthy of a finalist position by our expert judges. Up next: AccorHotels' new London hotel.

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December 2016

Hidden heroes: Identifying the leaders of the green industrial revolution

As part of edie's sustainability leadership month, Marks & Spencer's (M&S) director of sustainable business Mike Barry has penned this exclusive opinion piece, underlining the importance of adopting a leadership approach to green business against a turbulent political backdrop.

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Meet the Sustainability Leader: Carlsberg's Simon Boas Hoffmeyer

As part of edie's sustainability leadership month for editorial content, we speak with Carlsberg's sustainability director Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, who discusses his inspiring journey to becoming a sustainability leader. Here's a full transcript of our discussion, in full.

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Energy efficiency: Forging the path from compliance to competitive edge

Transforming an organisation's energy management approach from 'tick-box activity' to 'money-generating competitive edge' is easier said than done. But for E.ON Energy Solutions strategic account manager John Walsh, climbing up the pyramid is a worthwhile journey if you get it right.

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· Disrupt or die: Preparing for the next generation of sustainability

· Big ambitions: How SME's can become sustainability leaders

· Climate action in a post-Trump world: game over or business as usual?

December 2013

Resource potential, a question of assets?

Barriers to investment continue to present hurdles that the UK's resource infrastructure is struggling to overcome, suggests Neil Jefferies. But does asset-based lending hold the answer?

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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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Making obsolescence obsolete: a mobile concept

While society and the economy have benefited from the swift growth of smartphone technology, it has also led to an unsustainable disposable model with billions of used smartphones discarded every year, reports Leigh Stringer

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

· A national wish list for waste prevention

· Safeguarding water supplies - a frack too far?

· Industrial resources - unlocking their value

· Disruptive thinking: a step-change to corporate sustainability

· Empowering a franchise - engaging sustainable practices at IHG

December 2008

Going right down to the wire

Preload tanks were once known for speed of construction and low cost. These days, after several structural failures, the tanks have become a byword for danger. Simon Bladon relates how a firm's inspection and repair work is saving the day.

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Taking the more natural approach to sewage

David Barrett of natural wastewater treatment solutions provider ARM discusses the use of reed bed technology in sewage treatment in partnership with water companies across the UK

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ECJ rules against pesticides firms

The European Court of Justice has rejected an application lodged by pesticides manufacturers.

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· Public participation and access to justice

· Court throws out energy from waste complaint

· UK woman wins 7yr pesticides battle

· How to make sensor it all

· B&Q's DIY approach to water conservation

· No-dig carves niche for itself

· Why food waste should stay at home