carbon reduction

Water Next Carbon?

Water Next Carbon?

Is Water the Next Carbon? In 2014 it was conducted a survey that it involved 1.907 professionals from companies across different industries worldwide. You can see results in this infographic. Results are not what you expect.    

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Italian Textile Machinery

Italian Textile Machinery

Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers warming for ITMA 2011 The world’s premiere textile machinery trade fair, to be held in Barcelona from the 22nd to 29th of September 2011, will include some 300 Italian exhibitors, making the Italian presence the most numerous among exhibiting countries in Spain. ITMA, the textile machinery industry’s most important global exhibition, is in fact just a...

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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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EUR 500 million loan for Climate Change

China: EUR 500 million loan for Climate Change mitigation projects The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR 500 million loan to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for projects supporting climate change mitigation. The Climate Change Framework Loan II (CCFLII) was signed by Mrs. Magdalena Álvarez Arza, Vice-President of the EIB and by Vice-Minister of Finance Li Yong, in Beijing...

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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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From waste to worth

Recycling programs divert post-industrial and post-consumer waste from landfills and turn them into valuable feedstock for new textile products. Consumer awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship has led to increased demand for products manufactured with minimal impact on the world’s well-being. And the demand for textiles that have a “green” pedigree has grown...

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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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Climate change, carbon mitigation

Over the past few years, climate change issues have moved from the academic arena to front page headlines in mainstream newspapers worldwide. Promoted by weather events such as the European heat wave in 2003, Hurricane Katrina in the United States in 2005, or icebergs melting shots, climate change has itself moved up from public debates to the political agenda. “Climate change” or...

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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 targets carbon emissions

Flainox is showing its new Universal NRG garment rotary dye extractor, for which it has calculated the full lifetime CO2 impact. It claims the user can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 29%, representing a saving of $1.6 million over the typical 15-year lifespan of the machine. The Italian company, in Hall W5, Stand C70, says the carbon footprint of the new machine has been investigated over its...

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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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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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