Capteurs d'Avenir

by Pollutec

News and market updates for environment professionals

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Ecological footprint: France the bad pupil!

Even if the development of a country is both essential and fragile, for some years now it has also become saddled with a new requirement. That of being sustainable. It is considered as such if it provides for the immediate needs of individuals, and where it is...

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Textile recycling: the new standards

According to the figures, the average French person consumes 10 kilos of textiles, household linen and shoes per year (THS)! This represents 600,000 tons nationwide! It includes textiles which instead of being re-invented, are simply thrown away. Increase the volumes...

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Which low-carbon mobility in France?

Le secteur des transports représente aujourd’hui 23% des émissions de GES dans le monde. En France, ce taux est plus élevé : il atteint 28,5% des émissions nationales (chiffre 2014). Il est donc plus que jamais nécessaire de décarboner les transports. Mais dans ce domaine, la stratégie doit être globale…

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Digester: all about the process

To actively participate in protecting the environment, the agricultural sector and private individuals are using anaerobic digestion more and more. This technique consists of converting organic matter into renewable energy. In practice, how is the procedure performed?...

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Implementing and granting the ISO 14001 standard

En France, les entreprises délaissent encore la certification ISO 14001. Difficile à mettre en place par la rigueur et l’implication qu’elle nécessite, elle présente néanmoins l’avantage de mobiliser et fédérer les salariés autour d’une démarche valorisante. Nous vous...

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Legionnaires’ disease: a resurgent risk

Having dwindled for several years, there is now a certain resurgence in legionnaires’ disease. In Europe, for example, in 2017 alone no less than 9,238 cases were signalled, almost two-thirds of them in just four countries: Italy, France, Spain and Germany. France...

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Make way for renewable heat and recovery!

The public debate about the French multi-annual energy programme (PPE) which has just terminated should contribute towards a revision of this PPE by the end of 2018 for the periods 2018-2023 and 2024-2028. It is worth remembering that reducing fossil energy...

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Iran: running out of water

L’Iran est un pays complexe peuplé de plus de 80 millions d’habitants qui fascine par son histoire et son peuple autant qu’il inquiète par ses choix et actions militaires et géopolitiques.

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Taiwan: measures for tackling air pollution

For several years, air pollution problems in Taiwan have been a major concern and have mobilized all government departments. A number of laws were passed during the 1990s in an attempt to improve air quality. But it was only in 2013 and the appearance of PM2.5...

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Sustainable development: a reality in hospitals

Healthcare establishments are equally affected by environmental issues Beyond their primary healthcare mission, healthcare establishments face many sustainable developmentchallenges: emissions into the air (chemical contaminants, electromagnetic radiation, etc.),...

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Water, a risk for cities and companies

According to a CDP* study, 63% of cities that sent in their data in 2016 expect climate change to be a risk for their water supply. London, for example, with a forecast of an increase of three million in its population by 2050, could be confronted by a deficit of 520...

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The water crisis in South Africa

South Africa facing substantial investments to combat the water crisis A recent report by the NGO Green Cape estimated at 70.4bn ZAR the level of financing needed to build and consolidate the hydraulic installations in South Africa to combat water shortages in certain...

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Urban agriculture: an option in full development

A new agroecology experience? Agricultural models are not immutable. After the industrial breakdown of the "Glorious thirty years from 1945 to 1975”, which favoured intensive agriculture, ecological and sanitary deadlocks now lead to fundamental reflections on the...

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The eco-efficiency industry looking for projects

ADEME launches a call for projects On 15 May, the first wave of the “Eco-efficiency industry” call for projects launched by ADEME was concluded within the framework of the PIA. However, things are not yet fixed and two new deadlines have been proposed to the...

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