Facing a nearly full landfill in 2002, Spain’s Gipuzkoa Province proposed building two new incinerators. Citizen opposition was immediate and widespread. In response, people established a door to-door collection system of source-separated waste streams, including organic materials.
Category: Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
In this week’s installment, we cover how governments and businesses around the world have approached the problem through regulatory and other policy measures, and what is on the horizon.
California held its first auction for carbon allowances last week – permits sold for $10.09 per tonne, it announced yesterday. So what does this mean for businesses?
Today, November 19, is World Toilet Day 2012. One company confronting global sanitation, specifically the lack of toilets, is Unilever.
The Tesla electric might be considered a “shocking” choice, but considering the stream of superlatives issued by the panel it really seemed to be a shoo-in.
Xylem’s survey reveals the disconnect between awareness over growing water scarcity and who they think should pay for the country’s water problems.
The Electricity Freedom Act is nothing more than a shameless attempt to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation in any and all of the 29 states (plus DC) in which it exists, for the simple reason that doing so would increase sales of fossil fuels, let the climate and the people who depend on it be damned.
Over the last 20 years, waste pickers—workers in the informal economy who recover recyclable materials from trash—in Pune, India have transformed both their city’s municipal waste management system and their own lives.
Unilever UK & Ireland is launching a consumer-centric project, entitled the Sustain Ability Challenge. The project enlisted 12 UK families “to test practical ways to adapt their daily routines in order to reduce their impact on the environment and cut household bills.” The goal is to reduce household waste by 25 percent, while cutting their monthly food bill by 15 percent.
The EU explained that its decision to “stop the clock” on the regulation is nothing but “a gesture of good faith, giving ICAO a chance to create within a year an international regulatory framework to tackle emissions from aviation.
This is the 1st in a multi-part article series on refrigerants, their effects as greenhouse gases, and the market-based solutions aimed at their disposal. Safe and effective management of refrigerants has now become a business, environmental and sustainability priority around the world.