Monthly Archives: April 2012

Facing global water challenges

A recent United Nations (UN) report warns that the world will face a critical shortage of water in the near future if the global population continues to rise rapidly and countries do not develop effective water management systems.

read more: http://www.nhandan.org.vn/cmlink/nhandan-online/homepage/sci-tech-environment/environment/facing-global-water-challenges-1.341006

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Indonesia to Host Asia Pacific Infrastructure Forum

Indonesia is scheduled to once again host Asia-Pacific’s largest infrastructure forum, The Indonesia International Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition 2012 (IIICE’12), which will be held in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Sustainable and Inclusive Infrastructure Development 2012 (APMC-SIID’12) on 2-5 May 2012 at Balai Sidang – Jakarta Convention Center.

read more: http://www.indonesiainfrastructure.org/

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Why Going Green Can Mean Big Money for Fast-Food Chains

In late 2008, a fast-food burger restaurant in Sweden received an odd complaint letter. It was from a mother of two, asking the chain to get rid of the boxes that its kids’ meals were packaged in. Her children only wanted the fries and toys, she said, and she was annoyed at having to throw the boxes straight into the recycling bin. It was an unusual request with an unusual outcome. Max Burgers — Sweden’s No. 1 burger chain — decided to do away with the kids’-meal boxes in all of its 75 restaurants, explaining to customers that it was reducing waste. No one complained. In fact, sales of kids’ meals rose. The company had turned sustainability into a selling point.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2111372,00.html#ixzz1rhTYkHSE

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