Environmental Sustainability

WWDR 2015 Report

WWDR 2015 Report

The WWDR 2015 demonstrates how water resources and services are essential to achieving global sustainability. Taking account of economic growth, social equity and environmental sustainability, the report’s forward-looking narrative describes how major challenges and change factors in the modern world will affect – and can be affected by – water resources, services and related benefits. The...

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World Water Day

World Water Day

World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated...

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is an industry-wide group of over 60 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits, and NGOs working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world. The focus of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition is The Higg Index that measures the environmental performance of apparel products. Future...

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Leader Flainox will be at ITMA

Founded in 1968, Flainox has been operating in the dyeing/finishing plant and machinery construction sector. Flainox will be presents at ITMA, Barcelona from Sept. 22 to 29, 2011 – Hall 4 stand H 4 B-132. NRG: Rotary machine at three compartments for dyeing and high speed centrifuging of garments, socks, hosiery and seamless. Since January 2010 “NRG” has been obtained the certification...

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If Life in the Ocean Perishes…

If Life in the Ocean Perishes…

Recently, I’ve become obsessed with our planet’s five mass extinctions, those rare events when three-quarters of the planet’s species vanish in a geological heartbeat. The one that comes most readily to mind is the most recent, the Cretaceous, which ended 65 million years ago and took out the dinosaurs. But there were four before that–the Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, and Triassic–that...

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Earth losing its climate change defenses

Like your body, the planet can heal itself a little bit. Some places, like forests and oceans, are carbon sinks — they absorb carbon from the atmosphere, slowing down the rate at which everything goes to hell. But climate change is no papercut, and as it gets worse, it’s actually breaking the planet’s immune system. Two new studies in Nature argue that two types of carbon sinks —...

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Carbon market pilots

Carbon market pilots

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign agreements with two regions of Mexico and Brazil on Tuesday to incorporate pilot projects that safeguard tropical forests into the U.S. state’s carbon market, the state’s Secretary for Environmental Protection said. “Our announcement tomorrow will be an agreement between those three governors — Schwarzenegger, the...

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Organic Exchange to “Textile Exchange”

Memo from leading brands/retailers/manufacturers to the global textile industry: Becoming more sustainable is not an option but a necessity. P.S. – Let’s work together to clean up our act and save money as a result! Such was the message from the record 347 representatives of the global retail value chain from 32 countries around the world attending last week’s Sustainable Textiles...

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Dry water to combat global warming

The substance resembles powdered sugar and could revolutionise the way chemicals are used. Each particle of dry water contains a water droplet surrounded by a sandy silica coating. In fact, 95 per cent of dry water is ”wet” water. Scientists believe dry water could be used to combat global warming by soaking up and trapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Tests show that it is more...

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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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The Sustainability Learning Curve

A recent American Apparel Producers Network (AAPN) meeting in Miami Beach drew strong attendance and even stronger interaction. Why? Well, this group has never had a problem getting people talking, but with sustainability in the apparel supply chain as the main topic, they weren’t just talking. There was a real effort among fiber producers, spinners, knitters, weavers, dyers,...

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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Textiles production and processing that is use of intensive chemical applications during the fibre production like in viscose and wet processing such as use of bleaching agents and other harmful chemicals along with dyes.  Associated social and environmental concerns growing towards increasing industrial Pollution, industrial waste disposal problems, economic and social health of the farmers and...

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