Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom – and lakes die.
Gil Scott-Heron


Care for Environment

Environment is a good, which every person needs to protect to their best power, because only this way it will be available for the coming generations. How to reduce burdensome influences for the environment to the greatest extent and how to stimulate our customers and partners to do the same, is a question we ask ourselves every day in PRC Institute.

Natural environment is a good, which needs to be protected. Awareness that natural resources are not unlimited and that nature is the one and only, stimulated us to direct our knowledge into using environmentally friendly technologies.

In all areas of PRC Institute’s activities we try to have positive a effect on the environment we operate in. Our task is to create new trends for the promotion of healthy, environment friendly way of life in a technologically more aware society.

PRC Institute’s main concern is to implement innovative projects in order to protect our planet and reduce the negative imapct on the environment and prevent the natural resources.

Waste – Global Challenge

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Global waste production is predicted by some to double over the next twenty years. Much of this will be due to increased urbanization and greater waste generation per capita as emerging economies grow. While some regions are aiming at creating zero waste ecosystems, others are yet to truly recognize the scale of the challenges we face.

Waste results in many problems: It smells bad, looks bad and attracts vermin; it releases harmful chemicals into the soil and water when dumped and into the air when burned; around 4% of our GHG emissions are currently from waste decomposition; and no one has really yet come up with a solution for how to dispose of some of the most toxic nuclear and industrial waste in a sustainable manner.

On average in Europe, each of us produces over 500kg of domestic waste each year. On top of this we generate huge quantities of construction debris, industrial effluent, mine tailings, sewage residue and agricultural waste. Rich countries spend some $120 billion a year disposing of their municipal waste alone and another $150 billion on industrial waste.

In the next decade, can we develop a practical and achievable global strategy for sustainable resource use? Making waste prevention the norm in a global society dominated by consumerism will demand the creation of a zero waste society – but can we actually achieve zero landfill and move towards this goal? It will mean simultaneously developing the appropriate infrastructure, service provision and approaches to facilitate behavior change in multiple particular environments. It will also require us to genuinely decouple economic growth and waste generation on a global scale.

Enabling the appropriate treatment of hazardous wastes (including toxic, radioactive clinical and biohazard materials), particularly close to or in densely populated, urban areas is a major issue. In particular, we will need to address the unethical shipping of hazardous wastes to developing countries and the subsequent adverse health effects suffered by those who handle and treat these wastes.

As economic growth has traditionally led to more waste, to prevent the future doubling in global waste predicted by some, we need to understand what are the projected increases in waste volumes in emerging nations? What will be the associated attitudes towards waste management and what infrastructure and service provision needs to be put in place and where? We must devise sustainable and practical approaches to deal with the (inevitable) increasing volumes of waste from “emerging nations”, their attitudes towards and ability to manage their waste responsibly.

Last, but certainly not least, we need to change all individual behaviors and attitudes and get consumers and organizations to buy products made from recycled materials and/or sustainable sources: Easier in some countries than in others.

Global Environmentally Problems

“Solid wastes” are the discarded leftovers of our advanced consumer society. This growing mountain of garbage and trash represents not only an attitude of indifference toward valuable natural resources, but also a serious economic and public health problem.
Jimmy Carter

Water, food, oxygen, energy and much more. The environment meets so many of our vital needs. We owe it to ourselves to protect our environment and to use it carefully; our health and our very survival are at stake.

A variety of environmental problems now affect our entire world. As globalization continues and the earth’s natural processes transform local problems into international issues, PRC Institute’s main concern is the care for the environment.

Since the early 1970s Europe has been firmly committed to the environment: protection of air and water quality, conservation of resources and protection of biodiversity, waste management and control of activities which have an adverse environmental impact are just some of the areas in which the EU is active, at both Member State level and internationally. Whether through corrective measures relating to specific environmental problems or cross-cutting measures integrated within other policy areas, European environment policy, based on Article 174 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, aims to ensure the sustainable development of the European model of society.

Protecting and Improving the Planet

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
Mahatma Gandhi

PRC Institute’s main concern is to implement innovative projects in order to protect our planet and reduce the negative imapct on the environment and prevent the natural resources.

The EU has some of the world’s highest environmental standards, developed over decades. Its main priorities today are:

  • protecting endangered species and habitats,
  • using natural resources more efficiently

goals that also help the economy by fostering innovation and enterprise.

Using Resources Efficiently

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.
R. Buckminster Fuller

If we are to avoid a crisis in our use of limited natural resources, fundamental changes are needed to our economy. As well as lawmaking, the EU helps provide the public education, research and public funding crucial for this.

Its response is a blend of long-term plans and incremental changes – like promoting eco-friendly products and encouraging greater use of energy-efficiency labels on consumer appliances like washing machines.

PRC Institute is aware that making processes more sustainable can improve businesses’ bottom line by driving down costs, opening up new markets through innovation, and enhancing reputations and brand value. Businesses that don’t use resources more efficiently will miss out on potential commercial opportunities and will lose out as prices for scarce commodities rise.

Water, Air and Waste

Water is the driving force of all nature.
Leonardo da Vinci

Protecting Europe’s shared water resources and ecosystems effectively from pollution, climate change and marine litter requires concerted action at EU level.

Access to safe drinking water is essential and the source of drinking water is already limited. Industry is a huge source of water pollution, it produces pollutants that are extremely harmful to people and the environment. If we want to maintain sources of clean water we all need to take measures to preserve natural resources, which the BHRI Institute is fully aware of. Therefore we are implementing our projects to a better future.

Clean water reflects a sound environment.

EU water policy aims to:

  • give all Europeans access to good quality water in sufficient quantity,
  • ensure that all water bodies across Europe meet minimum standards of cleanliness,
  • preserve vulnerable aquatic environments.

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions harm our environment and pose a threat to our health. Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels, using chemicals and industrial processes are the source of most air pollution. According to all those facts PRC Institute is working energetically towards reducing negative environmental impacts and preserving natural resources in order to contribute to the cleaner environment.

Air quality is an area where the EU has been very active, setting ambitious, cost-effective standards and targets for a number of pollutants, including sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and lead.

Whilst overall air-quality trends in the EU are encouraging, continued effort is needed.

Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Every business generates waste. Most people don’t realize that solid waste reduction and recycling help address global climate change. How? The manufacture, distribution and use of products – as well as management of the resulting waste – all result in greenhouse gas emissions. Waste prevention and recycling reduce greenhouse gases associated with these activities by reducing methane emissions, saving energy, and increasing forest carbon sequestration. This is also the main concern in PRC Institute, therefore our mission is to implement environmental projects in order to contribute to a global reduction of waste.

If we can reduce the amount of waste generated in the first place, disposing of it will automatically become simpler. The EU is aiming to do this through:

  • new waste-prevention initiatives,
  • better use of resources,
  • encouraging a shift to more sustainable consumption.

Where waste can’t be prevented, materials should be recovered, preferably by recycling. That’s why the EU is calling for improved manufacturing methods and asking consumers to demand greener and recycled products and less packaging.

EU Legislation on Environment

The European Union is the world’s most successful invention for advancing peace.
John Bruton

Combating climate change is a top priority for the EU. Europe is working hard to cut its greenhouse gas emissions substantially while encouraging other nations and regions to do likewise. At the same time, the EU is developing a strategy for adapting to the impacts of climate change that can no longer be prevented. Reining in climate change carries a cost, but doing nothing will be far more expensive in the long run. Moreover, investing in the green technologies that cut emissions will also create jobs and boost the economy.

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