:: WorstPolluted.org : Reports Using data collected over the past three years from thousands of toxic hotspots, the The World’s Worst Toxic Pollution Problems 2011 Report identifies the top ten toxic pollution threats, and for the first time, calculates their health impacts. Released by the Blacksmith Institute in collaboration with Green Cross Switzerland , the report reveals the most targeted picture of pollution’s toll to date. Research and documentation of this scale has never been done before, and the crucial information gathered in the report will help to prioritize life-saving cleanup efforts. The key to the report is that it calculates the impact of pollution in terms of years of life lost and years spent in poor health, whereas much of the current research in environmental health focuses only on deaths.
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. Pollution
Helping EPR A1 Operators improve their resource efficiency Resource efficiency is about reducing the use of resources such as raw materials, water, energy and waste, at a level which is sustainable in the long term. Our approach We are working with our industrial customers who hold an EPR (Environmental Permitting Regulations) A1 Permit to encourage them to improve their resource efficiency. We want to help operators by:
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The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme started in April 2010. It’s designed to encourage large public and private sector organisations to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through energy efficiency. Phase 1 of the scheme runs from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2014. Participants for Phase 1 should have registered by 30 September 2010. CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
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Environmental finance Find out how we work alongside the financial and business sectors to help them become 'greener'. We are active in establishing links with, working alongside and looking to influence the financial and business sectors. We aim to provide companies with information on how being 'green' makes financial sense. In addition, we have undertaken research projects that look at:
Resource efficiency and environmental performance Being efficient with resources - including water, energy, packaging, transport, raw materials and waste - benefits all businesses. It streamlines operations and can collectively save UK companies, large and small, several billions of pounds each year. It also benefits the environment through better use of finite assets and a reduction in carbon emissions. Resource efficiency is central to the Government’s Sustainable Consumption and Production Programme. It’s also a core part of our own corporate strategy.
The Pollution Inventory (PI) provides information about the releases and transfers of substances from the industrial activities we regulate. This helps: provide the public with easy access to environmental information from industrial activities in their locality protect the environment, we can use this information to help us develop future regulation government to meet its national and international environmental reporting commitments, such as the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Each relevant industrial activity must report annually the quantities of specified substances released to air, land and controlled waters and in transfers off-site in wastewater. We also require details of the quantity, type and fate of wastes transferred off-site. Pollution Inventory
National Pollutant Release Inventory - Air Pollutant Emission Summaries and Trends
Through the National Pollutant Release Inventory, Environment Canada tracks pollutant releases, disposals and transfers for recycling of over 300 pollutants from industrial and other facilities. For 17 of these pollutants, Environment Canada also compiles air emission estimates for non-industrial sources such as motor vehicles, residential heating, forest fires and agriculture. Combined, this information provides a complete picture for air emission sources of these key air pollutants. The key air pollutants are the main pollutants that contribute to smog, acid rain and poor air quality, or are of particular concern to human health and the environment due to their persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity. Information for these pollutants is also required to fulfill international reporting obligations. Pollution and Waste - Glossary
There are a number of important factors to keep in mind when using and interpreting NPRI data. For example, changes to the list of reported substances over time are important to understand when conducting trend analysis. Please review the Considerations when using NPRI data. Pollution and Waste - NPRI Datasets
Pollution and Waste - Pollution Data Library Pollution Data and Reports Tools and resources for accessing, analyzing and interpreting National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) data on pollutant releases and transfers in Canada. Features Data Resources Guide for Using and Interpreting NPRI DataNPRI Reports and Analysis - NPRI reports and information on using and analyzing NPRI data.NPRIOnline Data Search Facility Reported Data: Search detailed facility-reported information on pollutant releases and transfers.Air Pollutant Emissions Data: Search air pollutant emission summaries and trends for industrial and non-industrial sources.Downloadable NPRI Datasets - Facility-reported information for each reporting year since 1993, and air pollutant emission summaries and trends for industrial and non-industrial sources.NPRI Mapping- NPRImap layers for use with Google Earth™, air pollutant emission density maps, and the NPRI facility location table (including latitude and longitude coordinates) NPRI Data Search
Pollution and Waste - Tracking Pollution in Canada The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is Canada's legislated, publicly accessible inventory of pollutant releases (to air, water and land), disposals and transfers for recycling. It is a key resource for: identifying pollution prevention priorities;supporting the assessment and risk management of chemicals, and air quality modelling;helping develop targeted regulations for reducing releases of toxic substances and air pollutants;encouraging actions to reduce the release of pollutants into the environment; andimproving public understanding. Pollution Data and Reports Resources for accessing, analyzing and interpreting information on pollutant releases and transfers in Canada.
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Home > Construction Waste Management by Tom Napier, Research ArchitectU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center / Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Last updated: 03-06-2012 Introduction Responsible management of waste is an essential aspect of sustainable building. Construction Waste Management