Geo-Institute seeking volunteers to review conference papers

June 3rd, 2022

The Geo-Institute of ASCE is calling for volunteers to review review technical papers submitted to the Geo-Congress 2023 and Geo-Risk 2023 conferences. Serving as a reviewer allows professionals to play a critical role in ensuring the papers published in the conference Proceedings adhere to the quality standards of a Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP). The goal is […]

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Beaulieu International Group releases sustainability report

May 23rd, 2022

With an annual report entitled "Here.We.Go" and a sustainability report "Shaping sustainable living, together," Beaulieu International Group says it is focusing on a sustainable future. The Group's has released its first sustainability report, built around a self-designed sustainability model - "Route 2030" - which is based on achievable commitments, covers the main priorities and reflects […]

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Geosynthetics and sustainability: How is our industry doing?

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Water, necessary for human life, should be stored in a sustainable manner, protecting both surface and groundwater resources. Geosynthetics, including the geomembrane used to line this pond, further such goals. Sustainability is a complex issue, but there are some very simple and direct truths about it. The world’s population is nearly 8 billion […]

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Transforming the geosynthetics world

April 1st, 2022

In this special issue of Geosynthetics magazine, we examine the rapidly evolving world of geosynthetics and sustainability with the timely, future-oriented feature by geosynthetics veteran Boyd Ramsey, “Geosynthetics and Sustainability: How Is Our Industry Doing?”  Sustainability is a complex issue. In his feature, Ramsey looks at how geosynthetics companies and organizations are rising to the […]

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Building a greener geosynthetics product portfolio

December 10th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Geofabrics Australasia Geofabrics Australasia has been manufacturing geosynthetics for more than three decades at its site at Albury, New South Wales, Australia. The company manufacturers geosynthetics for the building and infrastructure sectors. Geofabrics Australasia increased its use of recycled content in its products starting in May 2020 with the creation of materials that […]

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Ramsey advocates for Environmental and Sustainability Policy for Geosynthetics

September 8th, 2021

By Boyd Ramsey Photograph courtesy of Boyd Ramsey Consulting Editor’s Note: Geosynthetics consultant Boyd Ramsey is calling for the establishment of an Environmental and Safety Policy for Geosynthetics. The creation of a circular human economy and sustainable infrastructure and businesses have been and are becoming increasingly important to the future of the planet. Highlighted by […]

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What role can plastics and geogrids play in sustainability?

July 21st, 2021

By Andrew Lees, Senior Application Technology Manager, Tensar Corp. Tensar geogrids helped reduce carbon footprint at Beverley Waste Water Treatment Works in Beverley, England, by 40%. Photograph courtesy of Tensar Corp. Recently, President Joseph R. Biden hosted a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate—proof, if any is required, that sustainability continues to be a key issue around […]

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IGS says geosynthetics make significant contributions toward UN Sustainable Development Goals

March 29th, 2021

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN) are a call to action for countries to unite to improve lives and protect the environment, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) said. Its remit is bold—from tackling climate change to supporting gender equality, from responsible production to championing peace and justice worldwide. The IGS […]

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IGS launches Sustainability Committee

December 3rd, 2020

A new International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) committee has been created to further the understanding and use of geosynthetics in making a more sustainable world. The IGS Sustainability Committee was formed during a recent virtual meeting of IGS officers and Council Committee members. Chaired by IGS Vice President Nathalie Touze, the new body aims to improve […]

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Sustainable nonwovens for the construction industry

July 14th, 2020

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of everyday life. Geotechnical solutions have long contributed to working more sustainably in the construction industry. The geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE is taking the next logical step with a biodegradable nonwoven. Geotextile nonwovens for separation, filter, protection and drainage functions have been used successfully in many areas of […]

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