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CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions: cleaner vans by 2020 The CO2 emission limit for new light commercial vehicles sold in the EU is to be reduced from 203 g/km today to 147 g/km by 2020, under draft legislation approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday. The text, already informally agreed with EU ministers, also calls for the introduction of more reliable CO2 emission testing methods. “We achieved a result...

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Carbon dioxide levels

Carbon dioxide levels

Global carbon dioxide levels near worrisome milestone Concentrations of greenhouse gas will soon surpass 400 parts per million at sentinel spot. Near the moonscape summit of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, an infrared analyser will soon make history. Sometime in the next month, it is expected to record a daily concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of more than 400 parts per million...

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Fish behaviour altered

Fish behaviour altered

Near-future carbon dioxide levels alter fish behaviour by interfering with neurotransmitter function Predicted future CO2 levels have been found to alter sensory responses and behaviour of marine fishes. Changes include increased boldness and activity, loss of behavioural lateralization, altered auditory preferences and impaired olfactory function1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Impaired olfactory function makes...

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Capturing CO2 Too Costly?

Capturing CO2 Too Costly?

Capturing CO2 Too Costly to Combat Climate Change? Since a buildup of humanmade carbon dioxide is causing the planet to warm, why not just suck this greenhouse gas straight out of the atmosphere? That’s one strategy scientists have proposed to combat climate change. But a new analysis suggests that the approach may be neither economical nor practical. Before widespread industrial activity...

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Ecomondo 2011

Ecomondo 2011

9-12 November 2011 Rimini Fiera – Italy 15th International Trade Fair of Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable Devolopment. Flainox was there! Ecomondo is the biggest expo of green technologies and new lifestyles, a special forum where businesses in the environmental and sustainability sectors can meet institutional stakeholders, trade associations, local/central governments, NGOs...

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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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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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Green fund approved in Cancun

A UN climate conference on Saturday approved a deal to create a ‘green’ fund for developing countries and to take other small steps to address global warming, over heated objections from Bolivia that the pact doesn’t go far enough. The agreement in Cancun went a long way to restoring faith in the unwieldy UN process after the letdown a year ago at a much-anticipated summit in...

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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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“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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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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Flainox to talk about ‘true green’ at ITMA

ITMA Asia will represent a showcase of textile machinery. Flainox Srl is going to present ‘NRG/NRG’ upgraded version of well established “NRP/UNIVERSAL”: rotary dye-extractor for garments, hosiery, socks and seamless. ITMA ASIA + CITME will take place in Shanghai, China during June 22-26, 2010. We will be very glad to present in detail the assessment done on carbon foot print. We...

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Water and Climate Change

Water and Climate Change

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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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Earth Day 2010

Earth Day 2010

On April 22, 1970, some 20 million people across USA rallied to protest the state of the planet.  This first Earth Day was, as American Heritage Magazine said, “one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy.”  Earth Day was a spontaneous response  at the grassroots level  which spurred Congress to create America’s core environmental protection laws, and continues to...

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PUMA’s Carbon Neutral Plans

PUMA’s Carbon Neutral Plans

Sportswear giant Puma has embarked on the next phase of its ambitious long-term sustainability program with the launch of a new environmentally friendly packaging and distribution system. Designed by industrial designer Yves Behar, the ‘Clever Little Bag’ is a re-usable shoe bag that protects each pair of shoes from damage from the point it leaves the factory until the consumer takes it...

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