Impact of Environmental Regulations on Industry

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IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS ON INDUSTRY|
Individual Project BEng AE3082|
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PIYUM CHATHURANGA PALLIYAGURUGE - K0920258
25/11/2011
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Marked By – Dr Andy Lung

Contents
Introduction2
Objectives3
Deliverables4
Literature Review (Findings up to date)5
1. General environmental issues and legislations5
2. Environmental legislations and issues on the manufacturing industry and materials6
3. Aerospace related environmental legislations and issues.7
Gantt Chart9
Discussion10
Reference11
Bibliography11
Appendix11

Introduction

The development of the world around us has been increasing rapidly in many areas during the past years. As a result of the development the human lifestyle has become easier and efficient. Unfortunately these benefits from development have come at a price, the price been environmental pollution. The developing process affects the environmental stability of the world in many different ways such as climate change, global warming and health hazards. With the intention of preventing or minimizing these negative effects, governments and other officials have brought forward many environmental regulations. These regulations have an influence on our daily lifestyle and on how industries operate. The history of environmental regulations in Europe goes back to the 19th century when the industrial revolution took place. In 1972 European officials introduced environmental policies with three main objectives. The main objectives were to prevent and reduce environmental damage, to support environmental stability and to balance the use of natural resources. Since then the environmental policies has been changing and affecting many industries around the globe. Some main industries include the building industry, automotive industry, manufacturing industry and aviation industry. Different industries handle environmental regulations using different approaches and the specific impact on the industry differs from one to another. Although the impact on the industries differ the general out comes by enforcing regulations will remain the same. It is vital to look in to the bigger picture of global environmental protection rather than just concentrating on minor drawbacks which can occurs during the protection process. [EU Environmental Policies,2006] Environmental regulations also have a significant effect on the general public. It is reasonable to state that environmental policies have changed almost every aspect of our lives. Presently more and more people consider been eco-friendly which can be seen from their decision making. There is a direct link between the public and the industries. If the industries introduce more eco-friendly products the public will appreciate them and will consume, the best example for this is the hybrid car. This scenario also works the other way around; if the public insist to have more efficient and eco-friendly products the industry will fulfil their needs. By making this connection stronger it will be easy to restore environmental stability and maintain it with less aggravation. Industries have taken many steps to minimise pollution and to prevent future pollution. This project will look in to the environmental impact on the aviation (aerospace) industry and how it will affect the future of the industry and it will also investigate where the aviation industry stands presently when it comes to environmental regulations. Aviation pollution is highly experienced in and around airports. This is the reason why I selected this specific project. My future plan is to study further on Airport Planning and Management; furthermore my ambition is to work for my country “Sri Lanka”. Sri Lanka is a developing country which has less experience on the subject of environmental pollution which is another reason for me to select this project.

Objectives

In order to make the progression of the project easy, the project is...
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