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THE ECOBODY WEB DIRECTORY

The selected links included in this directory are to reputable worldwide sources of information on environmental topics. No responsibility is accepted, however, for site availability, content or for user actions.



WASTE DISPOSAL AND TREATMENT

UNITED KINGDOM

Anglian Water Water and wastewater treatment information from the major water company. Located in Eastern England and serving 6 million customers, Anglian Water has long been in the forefront of recycling sewage sludge to agriculture.

Wastecare Commercial resource for waste producers in Britain giving access to on-line quotations for collection, treatment, recovery and recycling of both hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.

EUROPE

Bionet International Transfer Centre for Environmental Technology. Information on EU biowaste treatment and events. Available in both English and German.

NORTH AMERICA

Air and Waste Management Association Access to advice on air pollution and waste management treatment technologies. An on-line library, currently in a beta-version, permits download of articles from the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, EM magazine, books and CDs. Good guide to conferences in North America.

REST OF THE WORLD

UN International Environmental Technology Centre

This site is regularly updated providing news of UNEP supported technology projects, international conferences and UNEP publications available on-line. Recent additions include guidance on an ecosystems approach to urban management, community and citizen involvement with local government environmental management programmes.


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WASTE RECYCLING & RECOVERY

UNITED KINGDOM

Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau (SCRIB) Information on all aspects of steel recycling and the role of SCRIB. An attractive and educational site which, however, has not been significantally added to since 2001.

Rapra Technology Ltd.An excellent source of information on all aspects of plastics and rubber technology including a technical information enquiry service.

British Glass
Organisation for glass manufacturers, glass supply and user companies, promoting the use and recycling of glass.

Building Research Establishment Access to information on various building research programmes including

Budgeting for Sustainability

A new website launched in July 2004 which addresses whole life values and best value in accounting for the environmental, social and economic benefits of an early investment in building design quality in public sector construction projects.

ContaminatedLAND An interesting website resource about contaminated land but tinged with an underlying political leaning.

EPS Recycling Information Service General advice, contact details of UK EPS recyclers + EPS recycling fact sheets. Latest issue of EPS News in pdf format available on line is for June 2004.

CADDET Renewable Energy Programme News and information resource about renewable energy. Technology database containing over 2000 case studies.

Recycling Sewage Sludge to Land

A comprehensive review of UK practices in recycling sewage sludge to agricultural land. Includes an extensive review of scientific literature on the chemistry of phytotoxic metals and metalloids in soils, their uptake by plants and the biochemical and health effects of metals in foodcrops. Although written in the late 1970s the fundamental science remains unchanged.

EUROPE

NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe sponsored by 141 members with 27 industry members. Useful knowledge base and abstracts of projects such as risk communication and good practice in studies of contaminated land.

BRT Recycling Technologie Recycling equipment

Bureau of International Recycling Multilingual information on recycling issues

NORTH AMERICA

ACI Plastics American Comodities -Engineering grade plastics reclamation

US Steel Recycling Institute Steel recycling initiatives in the USA.

Alumininium Can Recycling. Web site of the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the trade association for can manufacturers and their suppliers. Details about member companies, their products, industry issues and statistics together with educational material about the can industry.

Recycler's World Secondary commodities

This excellent site provides access to a wide range of commodity information including for the recycling of automotives, batteries, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, wood, rubber, textiles, compost and food wastes together with used commercial goods and equipment.

Ground Water Remediation Technologies Analysis Centre Regularly updated information on innovative groundwater remediation, database, technical documents on line, and regulatory information.

Can Central Manufacturing details for aluminium cans, statistics and industry issues such as deposit laws, excise taxes and packaging measures.

Glass Packaging Institute This is a well presented and regularly updated site with information about glass products, their marketing and recycling and useful links.

American Plastics Council Comprehensive information on plastics and the environment including electronics recovery and recycling, recycled products and market databases.

Composting Council of Canada. Composting information in English and French.

The Compost Resource Page. A hub for composting information with something of interest for everyone from beginner to expert.


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TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT - SOIL, AIR AND WATER

The Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe Information on the management of contaminated land and groundwater pollution and forum for exchange of practical scientific information.

Air Toxics Health and Ecological Effects Generalised technical information on air toxics including health and ecological effects from the US Environmental Protection Agency.Air toxic data and maps by zip code area.

American Water Works Association.Very comprehensive and regularly updated web site providing information on most aspects of water quality including consumer issues. Useful fact sheets on individual topics such as arsenic, atrazine, Cryptosporidium, fluoride, lead etc.

US Water Quality Association Technical papers on all aspects of water quality available on-line and excellent search facility.

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MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND OCEANOGRAPHY

The Oceanography Society Non-profit organisation and publishers of Oceanography Magazine. Educational employment information in oceanography. Oceanography Conferences.

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

High quality information on ocean sciences and regional programmes in Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans from the 129 Member State Commission. Includes information on major issues such as marine environmental protection, fisheries and ecosystems, climate change, coastal area management and disaster mitigation. International events and conference diary.

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GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

World Meteorological Organisation Information on weather, water, atmosphere and climate from the UN Metorological Organisation. Includes UN programme information on global climate change observing, hydrology and water resources, climate research and weather watch.

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NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY

Oceanography World Wide Web Servers Links to the most important Marine Conservation Societies

Wonderful World of Insects Essential information about insects and spiders including their classification, habitats and specialist societies.

Biodiversity in Australia Information on domestic Australian invasive and threatened species and international issues. Resources to assist local government prioritise biodiversity conservation as a local issue.

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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND LEGISLATION

UNITED KINGDOM

UK Environmental Change Network Monitoring and research to detect and interpret environmental change

Health and Safety Executive Health and safety publications, press releases and statistics.

Environment Agency UK environmental policy and practice

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)Environmental regulatory body in Scotland.

Scottish Executive The Scottish Executive is the devolved government for Scotland. It is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including the environment, local government and planning.

Environmental Trust Scheme Regulatory Body (ENTRUST)
The regulatory body for the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme.



EUROPE

European Information Service Specialised information on European affairs

HELCOM Environmental information resources for the Baltic region

Stockholm Environment Institute Global and regional environmental research

NORTH AMERICA

Environment Canada Canadian environmental policy and practice

Ozone layer depletion Auditor General's Report - Canada

EPA Office of Solid Waste Home Page

US Water Environment Federation & Air and Waste Management Association Products, legislation, information and discussions related to the water environment.

Department of Energy Energy efficiency & renewable energy resource

US Environmental Protection Agency (General) Access to all EPA related web sites

US Department of Energy Fossil Energy Programme

US Library of Congress Legislative information

REST OF THE WORLD

International Global Communications Grassroots organisation dedicated to environmental sustaiability coupled with socio-political aims such as peace, human rights, women's rights, worker rights and conflict resolution.

Thailand Environment Institute Thai environmental management resource

Environmental Resources Information Network Australian Department of Environment and Heritage web site. Attractive, easy to navigate and very useful site recently upgraded. Includes an environmental reporting tool.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

NORTH AMERICA

Office of Science US Department Energy Research, pollution prevention information.


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CHEMICALS AND ENVIRONMENT

Chemical Health and Safety Data Data formerly collated by the US National Toxicology Programme from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH/NIEHS) - including the former Carcinogensis Bioassay Programme, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/ NIOSH), and the Food and Drug Administration's National Center for Toxicological Research (FDA/NCTR). Background data on the 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States and the estimated 2,000 new chemicals introduced annually. The NTP has now ceased responsibility for updating this data.

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ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS, INDUSTRY AND ECONOMY

A Blog Providing news on environmental, health and safety related regulatory updates, management systems and sustainability topics.

UK Environmental Services Association The ESA represents the UK waste management industry and secondary resources industry.

Chemical Industry Many linked environmental and other sites.

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry Fully searchable site for information on the paper and related industries worldwide

Malaysian Timber Council. Information about the timber trade, forestry and environment including biodiversity conservation and illegal logging.

Finnish Forests. General background about the Scandanavian and European forestry industry and the economic importance of forestry.

World Bank Business Information Centre

Commission for Economic Cooperation North American Environmental initiatives

BT Society and Environment information from the BT telecommunications group. Includes data on social and environmental reporting, annual company environment reports, environmental management system, product stewardship and business social, economic and environmental impacts.

Northern Telecom Environmental information

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CONSUMER MATTERS

The Green Consumer Guide. A publication run by Greenmedia Publishing. Emphasis on UK and public sector environment information.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Clean Washington Centre. Information and resources on clean technogies for the organics, wood, glass, plastic, paper, industrial and rubber sectors in the US Pacific Northwest Economic Region.

Biotechnology Regulatory Atlas Replacing the old Bioguide, this UK cross-government biotechnology portal provides guides to regulation and useful introductory guides to topics such as genetic engineering and GM foods. Limited technical information but includes a useful search facility.

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ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH

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ENERGY

CADDET Renewable Energy Global information on proven, commercial applications covering the full range of renewable energy technologies from the International Energy Agency and OECD.

Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology Bioenergy, hydro, geothermal, wind, solar energy programmes mostly in the USA.

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Wide range of information on all aspects of nuclear power including reactors, nuclear materials, radioactive waste and public involvement. Excellent and frequently updated site.

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RESOURCES AND MATERIALS

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INTERNATIONAL BODIES and NGOs

International Salvage Union Extensive information on marine salvage, material can be downloaded directly

Action Without Borders Ideas, info and resources + searchable database of NGOs

Environmental Defence Fund.Home of the 400,000 member US environmental advocacy group - probably the world's most effective environmental pressure group.

United Nations Environment Programme Access to all UNEP programmes

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Encouraging local government action on the environment

Friends of the Earth News of FoE activities.

Greenpeace News of greenpeace activities.

World Wildlife Fund Extensive wildlife data

UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Stratospheric Ozone Information on Ozone from USEPA

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Environmental research

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EUROPEAN UNION

FEAD
The European Federation which represents the European waste management industry. Its members are national waste management associations, such as ESA (formerly the UK National Association of Waste Disposal Contractors).

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UNITED KINGDOM AND BRITISH ISLES

Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Information about environmental protection, farming, fisheries, sustainable development and wildlife and countryside from UK Government.

Natural England The government agency responsible for providing advice on the natural environment in England.

Environment Agency The government agency responsible for protecting and improving the environment in England and with regulatory powers.

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) The professional body representing professionals and individuals working in the waste management industry.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LINKS

Links to selected high reputation scientific bodies

Society for the Environment. The UK professional body of Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv). Awarded a Royal Charter on 17 September 2004, and comprising a number of constituent scientific bodies, the Society for the Environment (SocEnv) represents Chartered members with significant academic qualifications and experience in environmental matters.