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14th December 2018


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IEMA's December/January events.

BOOK CLUB: Cradle to Cradle by Michael Braungart and William McDonough

22 NOVEMBER 2018

In our next interactive book club, we will be discussing a work that has become a classic in its authors’ lifetimes – Michael Braungart and William McDonough’s Cradle to Cradle. However, don’t think that just because this book is widely read that the authors’ arguments have been adopted by industry, or even accepted by sustainability professionals.

The authors mock the concept of eco-efficiency as ‘making the wrong things less bad’ and instead promote eco- effectiveness: redesigning products and buildings to make them nourish the world. Is this really possible, or just a green dream? Whatever your thoughts on this provocative book, join us to share them with our host, Marek Bidwell.

Book your place at bit.ly/2OUqmkn

Sugar iStockWissington sugar factory

13 DECEMBER 2018

Take the opportunity to explore how British Sugar has found new uses and markets for co-products that come out of the sugar-making process. The factories operate an advanced manufacturing model that avoids waste by turning process outputs into inputs for a wide range of co-products. This focus on driving up productivity has huge environmental benefits, including lower waste and carbon emissions.

To book, visit bit.ly/2DON7oK

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IEMA BREAKFAST BRIEFING

Waste management: keep compliant and keep out of the headlines

10 January 2019

Find out how good waste management compliance is a result of strong leadership, engaged people and robust process.

For more information and to book, visit bit.ly/2RkUFTj

WEBINAR

Trees and air pollution – an ironic duality

17 January 2019

An event for those who are involved in planning, ecology or site works, or who want to learn more about how trees can benefit our environment.

For more information and to book, visit bit.ly/2BG0MMU

SITE VISIT

Saltire Print Centre

12 January 2019

We will explore the print centre to discover the newsprint process and learn how the site minimises its environmental impact For more information and to book, visit bit.ly/2TYWc34

Image credit: iStock (Suger)

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