Category Archives: Observational

An alternative look on life

The Printer is Dead, Long Live the Printer…

Following on from an earlier post regarding the benefits of Freecycle (Freecycle – A great opportunity), I recently had a problem with my Lexmark Colour Laser Printer (a C543dn, for the technically minded). I would like to share with you, the … Continue reading

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Future Learn: Free Online courses

Recently, I came across the Future Learn site (, which promises to offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. Each of their courses are delivered one step at a time, and … Continue reading

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Professor Martin Bigg wins ‘CEnv of the Year’ 2014

I wish to add my best wishes to congratulate Professor Martin Bigg, who was named as this year’s Chartered Environmentalist of the Year by the Society for the Environment (SocEnv). Professor Bigg has been recognised for a number of achievements in … Continue reading

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New Posting Times

Starting from Thursday, 6 March 2014, the posts for the website will be released at 07:30 Hrs to give a better and earlier delivery of environmental information for the start of the business day. The previous timed release at 14:30 … Continue reading

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20 years ago: Transfrontier shipment of Wastes

It would be a shame not to acknowledge the passing of one of the most important and key environmental legislation that started twenty years ago. I was involved in transfrontier shipments of waste regulation from the very beginning – My … Continue reading

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World Standards Day – 14 October 2013

With the ever shifting global markets as well as a need to balance remedies to macro-economic challenges with the urgent call for a meaningful response to climate change. In this complex environment, international standards can be powerful tools to lead … Continue reading

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Report on the influence of EU policies on the environment

Readers of this site will recall earlier posts (Review of the Balance of Competences between the UK and the European Union, Balance of Competencies: Presentation and Deadline & IEMA Response to UK/EU Balance of Competence Review (and my LinkedIn discussions at Will the … Continue reading

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