ABB Factory in India Wins Gold Certification for Sustainability and Eco-Efficiency

Embedding sustainable technologies lies at the heart of ABB’s purpose. A very clear proof point of this is the company’s factory in Nashik, India, which was recently recognized with a gold certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The environmentally friendly factory supplies power distribution products to over 100 …

Waste Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: From Response to Recovery

The impact of COVID-19 is transforming the way we live, from one day to the next. While national and local interventions are largely focused on protecting lives and economies, the management of hazardous waste is also essential to minimize long-term risks to human and environmental health. A new publication – …

Cities – Where the Fight for a Green Recovery Will Be Won or Lost

Cities are home to 55 per cent of the world’s population, all jammed together cheek-by-jowl. Little wonder, then, that cities are being hit hardest by COVID-19: an estimated 90 per cent of all reported cases have occurred in urban areas. But the same concentration of people also makes cities the …

Greater Circularity in the Buildings Sector Can Lead to Major Cuts in Greenhouse Gas...

Improving efficiency and reuse of materials to construct houses and other buildings can open significant new opportunities to further reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing released today. The EEA briefing, ‘Cutting greenhouse gas emissions through circular economy actions in the buildings sector Briefing Cutting …

Sun, Wind and Biomass for Clean Energy

Vojvodina has a great potential for energy production from renewable sources. How much these resources will be used, and to what extent industrial entities will be environmentally conscious, depends most on the state, precisely on the legislation, and its consistent implementation points out Zoran Trpovski, MSc, the Secretary of Industry …

What to Do With Healthcare Waste?

Interview with Keith Alverson, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre in Osaka, Japan. The Centre has produced a Compendium of Technologies for Treatment/Destruction of Healthcare Waste, a scientific and practical publication covering all aspects of medical waste—a topic that is highly relevant to the …

Waste Management an Essential Public Service in the Fight to Beat COVID-19

With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continuing to spread and its impacts upon human health and the economy intensifying day-by-day, governments are urged to treat waste management, including of medical, household and other hazardous waste, as an urgent and essential public service in order to minimise possible secondary impacts upon …