Automobile dependency in cities negatively impacts people and the environment directly (i.e., air and noise pollution), indirectly (i.e., cardiovascular and respiratory disease), and accumulatively define automobile dependence, as “a situation in which a city develops on the assumption that automobile use will predominate so that it is given priority in infrastructure and the form of urban development.” Sustainable urban mobility (SUM), by contrast, rebalances the priorities of transportation modes in cities. Transitioning towards SUM necessitates limiting the usage of the private automobile and its associated infrastructure, promoting public and non-motorized transport modes, reducing the need to travel, shortening distances, as well as using renewable energy sources (such as biofuels, solar, etc.) to power vehicles.
Save the Date – 21 July 2020, 11am – for the inaugural Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) Webinar! Free to view, and carrying CPD points, the webinar is the first in the FPS Sustainability Series, with the topic “Calculating your project’s carbon footprint”. With the UK committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, it is important we begin examining how this can be achieved on a geotechnical construction site. This first webinar tackles this complex subject and will explain why carbon reduction is important as well as how companies can take the first step on the journey to reducing emissions by simply measuring its carbon footprint.
Ancient agricultural systems can provide us with knowledge how to make our modern, large scale practices more sustainable.
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has today (20 August) launched the second of two new reports looking at what it will take to meet the (weight based) recycling targets proposed by the EU Circular Economy Package.
THE WHAT? Colgate-Palmolive has begun the switch to a first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube and will share the technology.
THE DETAILS The company’s Tom’s of Maine has unveiled the first tube recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers. The brand will debut the tube for its Antiplaque & Whitening toothpaste and complete the switch across all of its toothpastes in 2020, when the Colgate brand will initiate the transition in Europe and North America.