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Countries Carbon Footprint

Countries Carbon Footprint

Poorer countries overtake rich world’s consumption carbon footprint The financial crisis of 2009 saw the developing world’s carbon emissions from consumption shoot past the developed world’s years earlier than expected, new research shows The carbon footprint from consumption in the developing world has overtaken that of the developed world, according to research published on...

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Blue Carbon Certification

Blue Carbon Certification

Flainox s.r.l. has completed the environmental certification on the emission of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. The study commissioned to REXIZON was conducted in January 2011. It has been calculated the carbon foot print (total absolute emissions) of CO ₂ and GHG produced by the company in 2008, 2009 and 2010 according to ISO 14064-1 and 2 / 2006 and (PAS) 2050:2008. They were...

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Sustainable Textile Industry

Sustainable Textile Industry

Sustainable Textile Industry Measure, Mitigation and Management of the Carbon  Footprint of product, machinery and dyeing process for energy-saving and effluent-reducing. Carbon Footprint The Carbon Footprint is a measure of the relative global amount of carbon dioxide (CO2 in Kgs or tonnes) and other greenhouse gases emitted by a human activity or accumulated over the full life cycle of a...

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Ongoing climate change

Ongoing climate change following a complete cessation of carbon dioxide emissions A threat of irreversible damage should prompt action to mitigate climate change, according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which serves as a basis for international climate policy. CO2-induced climate change is known to be largely irreversible on timescales of many centuries1, as...

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Turning down the Earth’s temperature

Turning down the Earth’s temperature won’t be fast, simple or inexpensive In case you haven’t heard, the Earth is getting hotter, and most scientists blame mankind. The average global temperature has risen 1.3 degrees in the last century, and the future might be quite a bit warmer. As international climate negotiators convene in Cancun, Mexico, this week, the Intergovernmental...

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China’s Green Goal

China’s Green Goal

China is expected to achieve its target of a 20-percent cut in energy use per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) in the five years to 2010 as planned, Said Mr. Li Yizhong, China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology. With efforts in the fourth quarter, the energy efficiency goal for the 11th Five-Year (2006-2010) period would be met. Li also forecast energy consumption per...

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Maldives Stock Exchange

Maldives Stock Exchange

The Maldives has today announced another milestone on its high profile journey towards becoming a low carbon economy, declaring that it is now home to the world’s first “carbon neutral” stock exchange. The Maldives Stock Exchange (MSE) announced that it had teamed up with UK-based CarbonNeutral Company to measure and offset its carbon emissions. The company said that it had...

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Nanoparticles in fabrics

Nanoparticles in fabrics

Nanotechnology has been discovered by the textile industry  – in fact, a new area has developed in the area of textile finishing called “Nanofinishing”.   Making fabric with nano-sized particles  creates many desirable properties in the fabrics without a significant increase in weight, thickness or stiffness, as was the case with previously used techniques.    Nanofinishing...

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“Dry water” and CO2

“Dry water” and CO2

An unusual substance known as “dry water,” which resembles powdered sugar, could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, scientists reported here today at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The powder shows bright promise for a number of other uses, they said. It may, for instance, be a...

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Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint

Known as ‘the elephant in the room‘ the textile industry has a heavy impact on the environment. As current practices are unsustainable, companies, environmentalists, and consumers are looking at strategies for reducing the textile carbon footprint. According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, industrial manufacturing accounted for 18.5 percent of carbon dioxide...

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The Story of Cap and Trade – Italiano

The Story of Cap and Trade Sottotitoli in italiano per il video THE STORY OF CAP AND...

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The Story of Cap & Trade

The Story of Cap &...

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Flainox launches Dyeing Machine

Flainox has conducted in 2009 the first product life cycle assessment from “cradle-to-grave” of all the green house gasses (GHG) contributing in turn to the global warming effect that are emitted during the entire life cycle of a Universal NRProtary dyeing machine. The Life Cycle Assessment has been performed by an independent consultant provider, Rexizon according to ISO 14044 and BSI...

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Code for sustainable business

Major EU retailers, including Tesco, Ikea, C&A, Marks and Spencer and Carrefour, have signed up to a voluntary code of conduct seeking to reduce their environmental footprint on issues ranging from energy use to sustainable sourcing of raw materials. With the launch yesterday (24th June) of the ‘code for environmentally sustainable business‘, leading retailers have committed to a set...

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Fossil Fuel CO2 and Volcanic CO2

Fossil Fuel CO2 and Volcanic CO2

We have all seen lots of pictures of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption now, with steam and ash billowing up in the air. The eruption started one month ago, and as the Guardian reports, The eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano is unlikely to have any significant impact on climate but has caused a small fall in carbon emissions, experts say. The Guardian editors seem to have forgotten that the...

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Lo spot per la giornata dell’ambiente

ONU – Lo spot con Gisele Bundchen per la giornata mondiale...

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Year of Natural Fibres

Year of Natural Fibres

Since the 1960s, the use of synthetic fibers has increased dramatically,  causing the natural fiber industry to lose much of its market share. In December 2006, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibres (IYNF); a year-long initiative focused on raising global awareness about natural fibers with specific focus on increasing market demand to help...

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Dow Corning sustainability

Dow Corning sustainability

What does sustainability mean for Dow Corning? It means working with our customers to develop materials and solutions that help address some of the most pressing needs of our society. It means acting responsibly in our own operations to protect our environment and our people. It means partnering with communities to help foster a quality of life for today and for future generations. The journey...

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Natural fibre industries

Natural fibre industries

Natural fibre industries employ millions of people 
and contribute to a greener planet. The International Year of Natural Fibres will be officially launched on 22 January 2009, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. Objectives raise awareness and stimulate demand for natural fibres; promote the efficiency and sustainability of the...

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HOME: act for the planet.

HOME: act for the planet.

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this...

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