China Must Boost Social Sustainability in Order to Meet its Carbon Reduction Targets
China has achieved a significant amount in only a few decades, more than any other country in history; however the challenges the country faces today with regards to improving its sustainability credentials will not be met by big commitments, big technology and big sums of money alone. In this article, Jonas Törnblom discusses how China must boost its social sustainability in order to meet its carbon reduction target.
Read the article: China Must Boost Social Sustainability in Order to Meet its Carbon Reduction Targets by Jonas Törnblom - published in All China Review October/November 2015
Addressing Social Sustainability Must be a Global Priority
As an organisation responsible for developing and installing innovative systems that transport waste underground using vacuum technology, Envac has witnessed first-hand the shift from sustainability as an environmental concept to sustainability as a social concept. In this article, Jonas Törnblom addresses how Envac is leading from the front and playing a pivotal role in engendering the trust of the communities they serve.
Read the article: Addressing Social Sustainability Must be a Global Priority by Jonas Törnblom - published in The World Financial Review Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES (September/October 2015)
What lies ahead for China's urban waste landscape
China’s rapid pace of urbanisation remains at full throttle. Mass urbanisation generates mass waste volumes and the physical limitations associated with how waste is collected and stored will ultimately place even greater pressure on China in the not too distant future. In this article, Jonas Törnblom discusses Envac’s fully automated waste disposal system in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Read the article: What lies ahead for China's urban waste landscape by Jonas Törnblom - published in All China Review (August/September 2015)
The Merits of Eco Governance in a Modern World
In this article, Envac discusses the unique way in which major urban development projects are governed in Sweden and calls for smarter approaches to planning and managing today's cities using innovative waste policy functions, which replace traditional manual methods of collecting waste with sustainable fully automated waste collection systems that use an underground pipe network.
Read the article: The Merits of Eco Governance in a Modern World by Jonas Törnblom - published in The World Financial Review, Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDS (July/August 2015)
Is Effective Waste Collection the Key to a Circular Economy
The waste industry will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in working towards a circular economy. However, in a global society where the population is rapidly increasing and developable land, all of which is finite in size, is diminishing, how can waste collection safely and sustainably support this circular vision?
Is Effective Waste Collection the Key to a Circular Economy? by Jonas Törnblom - published in The World Financial Review (Sept/Oct 2014)
Hurricane Sandy and the Need to Future Proof Waste Infrastructure
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Envac VP, Jonas Tornblom explains why future proofing our built environment is becoming increasingly important in the face of climate change. Take Roosvelt Island, for instance, where an Envac system has been in collecting the household waste for four decades. When Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey coastline, destroying homes and entire streets, the system remained operational.
Hurricane Sandy and the Need to Future Proof Waste Infrastructure by Jonas Tornblom - Published by Waste Management World, E-newsletter/Opinion (20 Nov, 2012)