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Big names commit to waste initiatives

Big names commit to waste initiatives

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:34:00 GMT by Rachel England

Retailers and construction firms sign up to waste reduction initiatives. A number of the UK's most well-known companies have signed up to schemes designed to reduce waste to landfill and increase UK recycling rates. Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Kraft Foods, Premier Foods and Proctor & Gamble are the latest big names to join the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment, a voluntary government-run scheme.

Big names commit to waste initiatives

Climate tax on meat and milk could help reduce Europe's carbon footprint

Climate tax on meat and milk could help reduce Europe's carbon footprint

Posted Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:14:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Asking consumers to pay the 'true climate cost' of meat and other dairy products could lead to a severe reduction in carbon emissions, Swedish scientists have argued. While, for the most part, these 'carbon taxes' are levied on businesses operating in the manufacturing and transportation sectors, new research suggests that they could be equally effective, if not more so, if targeted towards the agriculture and food industries.

Climate tax on meat and milk could help reduce Europe's carbon footprint

Corrupt building practices cause earthquake deaths

Corrupt building practices cause earthquake deaths

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:15:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Corruption and lack of building control has led to enormous numbers of deaths due to building collapse in earthquake areas. Earthquakes can be very frightening, especially since they almost always come without any prior warning. It is estimated that several million earthquakes occur throughout the world each year, but most go undetected either because they are very small in magnitude, or because they occur in very remote areas.

Corrupt building practices cause earthquake deaths

Aircraft engine wash system reduces carbon dioxide emissions

Aircraft engine wash system reduces carbon dioxide emissions

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:40:00 GMT by John Dean

Air India has announced significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions after using engine washing technology developed by an American company. The airline says that it has performed 124 washes using Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower technology, saving more than 540,000 gallons of fuel worth $1.9 million and reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 5,300 metric tons.

Aircraft engine wash system reduces carbon dioxide emissions

Trash gets trendy

Trash gets trendy

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:31:00 GMT by Rachel England

Rubbish is being used for fashionable handbags in Africa. In 2007, entrepreneur Stuart Gold started the company Trashy Bags, which specialises in turning waste collected in Ghana into trendy handbags (as well as a range of other products including hats, wallets, laptop cases and water bottle holders). Each bag is made from 70 drinking water sachets, and some models have the ability to carry as much as 20kg.

Trash gets trendy

Toyota plans new electric motor amid Asian trade uncertainties

Toyota plans new electric motor amid Asian trade uncertainties

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:50:00 GMT by Rachel England

Toyota plans new electric motor and lessens reliance on China's exports. Makers of the popular Prius hybrid car, Toyota Motor Corp., is developing a new kind of electric motor in an effort to reduce its dependence on rare earth metals from China. China produces 97 per cent of the global output of rare earth metals which are needed for a wide range of advanced technology products, including highly praised hybrid gasoline-electric 'eco-cars'.

Toyota plans new electric motor amid Asian trade uncertainties

Men arrested on suspicion of illegally exporting tyres

Men arrested on suspicion of illegally exporting tyres

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:32:00 GMT by Rachel England

Environment Agency makes arrests in illegal tyre exportation network. The men - from Essex, Lincolnshire and Kent - were arrested following an eight month investigation by the Environment Agency, which gathered intelligence from a range of sources. It is alleged that the men were charging tyre fitters to recycle old tyres in the UK, before exporting them to Vietnam and Hong Kong in order to avoid recycling costs.

Men arrested on suspicion of illegally exporting tyres

Bioplastics holds key to future of our environmental packaging needs

Bioplastics holds key to future of our environmental packaging needs

Posted Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:12:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

A new study predicts the demand for bioplastic packaging material around the world is likely to grow by 25% in the next 10 years. The more traditional technologies used for creating bioplastic packaging, which are based on polyester, cellulose and starch, are forecast to decline over the period to year 2020. One of the big changes is expected to be with the introduction non-biodegradable, bio-derived polyethylene.

Bioplastics holds key to future of our environmental packaging needs

New generation engine goes marine

New generation engine goes marine

Posted Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:19:00 GMT by John Dean

GE Aviation says that the GE38 is the most technologically-advanced turboshaft engine in its class, and has been selected to power the Sikorsky(r) CH-53K helicopter which is in development for the U.S. Marine Corps. According to GE, the engine provides 57% more power, 18% better fuel consumption and has 63% few parts than its predecessor.

New generation engine goes marine

System improves US airline's flight performance

System improves US airline's flight performance

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:29:02 GMT by John Dean

American company GE Aviation has announced that it has struck a deal with Southwest Airlines for use of a flight management system which reduces the environmental impact of aircraft. GE Aviation's system TrueCourse, which provides technology for Southwest Airlines' pilots at 11 airports, is standard on Boeing 737 aircraft and allows planes to meet Required Navigation Performance (RNP).

System improves US airline's flight performance

Plastic bag bans still face some opposition

Plastic bag bans still face some opposition

Posted Fri, 14 Jan 2011 07:02:00 GMT by Rachel England

Overview of plastic bag bans worldwide, to date. Despite criticism from Italian plastic trade groups, Italy was the first EU country to ban plastic bags (implemented at the beginning of this year), and now countries around the world are giving consideration to similar legislation.

Plastic bag bans still face some opposition

Coca-Cola's vending machines save the environment and the thirsty

Coca-Cola's vending machines save the environment and the thirsty

Posted Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:25:00 GMT by Rachel England

Coca-Cola's new moss-driven eco-friendly vending machines. Coca-Cola Japan Co. announced the launch of its new eco-friendly 'green roof' vending machines towards the end of 2010.

Coca-Cola's vending machines save the environment and the thirsty

Banning plastic bags Italian style!

Banning plastic bags Italian style!

Posted Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:13:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

Italy celebrates New Year by banning single use plastic bags. Four years after it was originally proposed, Italy has enforced the ban thus becoming the first country in the European Union to ban plastic bags.

Banning plastic bags Italian style!

Old carpet provides a new source of oil

Old carpet provides a new source of oil

Posted Tue, 04 Jan 2011 16:05:30 GMT by Rachel England

Startup company, Modular Carpet Recycling (MCR), from Delaware, United States, says it has developed a process that can recycle nylon fibres from old carpet, which could save millions of barrels of oil in exports every year.

Old carpet provides a new source of oil

Work on Learjet 85 targets environmental performance

Work on Learjet 85 targets environmental performance

Posted Tue, 04 Jan 2011 13:40:37 GMT by John Dean

Bombardier Aerospace is pressing ahead with development work to improve the environmental performance of its Learjet 85 aircraft. The Canadian company has been working on composite wings that make a plane lighter and, therefore, more fuel efficient.

Work on Learjet 85 targets environmental performance

Unsanitary conditions harming India's growth says World Bank report

Unsanitary conditions harming India's growth says World Bank report

Posted Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:01:23 GMT by Paromita Pain

A World Bank study released on December 31 has rated that poor sanitation pulls India's GDP down by 6.4% and has said that the economic loss thanks to a the lack of toilets and sanitation facilities in the country can be quantified at $54 billion. This has a severe impact on the country's economy and natural resources.

Unsanitary conditions harming India's growth says World Bank report

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Posted Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:02:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Is the green revolution stalling?

Posted Wed, 11 May 2011 15:34:01 GMT by Laura Brown

US electric vehicle firm looks to China

Posted Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:51:00 GMT by John Dean

EU watches rare earths market carefully

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:11:02 GMT by Rachel England

Vacuums clean up ocean plastic

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:45:06 GMT by Lynn Parr

Aircraft engine wash system reduces carbon dioxide emissions

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:40:00 GMT by John Dean

Aviation increases prompts environmental concern

Posted Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:19:00 GMT by John Dean

The World's First Mass-Market Electric Car

Posted Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:33:05 GMT by Michael Evans