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Disagreement over Iceland's way of tackling palm oil's biodiversity impact
Retailer Iceland's decision to remove palm oil from its own branded food has been criticised by both The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, who share Iceland's concerns about the environmental impact of palm oil, but do not agree with the solutions Iceland are adopting, and the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Biology who say Iceland’s move to ban palm oil products is understandable but could backfire.
British Museum introduce compostable sweet packets to tackle plastic problem
As an intial bid to phase out single use plastic packaging, the British Museum are introducing impulse bags of sweets which are wrapped in compostable, transparent packaging which breaks down and disappears in soil in six to 12 weeks. Regular biodegradable bags can take decades to degrade and can leave a residue in the soil.
New integrated continuous emissions monitoring capability
Following acquisition by Gasmet Technologies, the company Quantitech has invested in the resources necessary to design, deliver, install and commission complete integrated emissions monitoring systems, and a video has been published on the Quantitech website explaining the advantages of this new capability.
PERFECT TIMING FOR AIR QUALITY & EMISSIONS EVENT
AQE 2017 will take place in Telford, in England's West Midlands on 24th and 25th May at a time when the health effects of air pollution are constantly in the headlines, and when the UK Government is due to consult on its latest plans to comply with air quality guidelines in the UK's larger towns and cities.