Monthly Archives: August 2012

Less “Sustainability” jargon is good business sense


Making the Pitch: Selling Sustainability from Inside Corporate America A new study has shown what many environmental and sustainability professionals have learnt over the years – A clear understanding of the company’s business objectives and avoiding technical environmental and sustainability jargon … Continue reading

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DEFRA Guidance on legal definition of waste


The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Welsh government and the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland have published new guidance on the legal definition of waste. Waste has long been defined as something which a … Continue reading

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RWM Exhibition


RWM Exhibition The RWM Exhibition is coming to the NEC Birmingham on 11 – 13 September this year(2012). The exhibition is organised in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) as the European event for resource efficiency and waste management. … Continue reading

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Does anyone love ISO 14004?


Everyone love a winner…so goes the saying. From the statistics for the sales of ISO 14001 and the worldwide interest in environmental management systems (EMS), you could say that “Everyone loves ISO 14001”. What of ISO 14004, which receives only … Continue reading

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Five Information Security Areas for SMEs & Charities


The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has highlighted the top five areas for information security improvement for small and medium-sized organisations (SMEs)with staff training and communication with customers on their details are the most important areas. Its top five areas are as follows: Tell … Continue reading

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Draft Water Bill published


The United Kingdom government has published a draft Water Bill for parliamentary scrutiny. The draft Bill takes forward legislative proposals set out in the Water White Paper published in December 2011. The Government aims to introduce the proposed market reforms … Continue reading

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Waste at the London 2012 Olympics


London 2012 Olympic Waste Bins The Olympic fever is spreading across the nation with Gold medals aplenty. One thought that occurred to me with my background in waste management, is how will the games be dealing with the massive amounts … Continue reading

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