sustainability

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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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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Green Jeans

Green Jeans

According to Texas University Professor Seshadri Ramkumar, Nonwovens at Texas Tech Laboratory, his colleague Professor John Dueber, Department of Bioengineering at Berkeley University, California, is understanding the natural pathway in indigo plants and trying to mimic the dye synthesis in the laboratory. In nature, a precursor called “indican” which results in the dye is covered by a sugar...

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Climate Summit 2014

Climate Summit 2014

UN Climate Summit 2014 Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient...

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Water usage

Water usage

Calls for holistic approach on water use LONDON – Fashion companies must look beyond their own water usage, and engage with water management strategies beyond their own supply chains in order to help tackle the water impacts and risks of the textile industry. That was one of the ideas discussed by a panel of textiles, water, and environmental specialists during an online chat held during...

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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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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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Unprecedented Arctic ozone loss in 2011

Chemical ozone destruction occurs over both polar regions in local winter–spring. In the Antarctic, essentially complete removal of lower-stratospheric ozone currently results in an ozone hole every year, whereas in the Arctic, ozone loss is highly variable and has until now been much more limited. Here we demonstrate that chemical ozone destruction over the Arctic in early 2011 was – for...

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Italian manufacturers and sustainability

Italian manufacturers and sustainability

Italy is having a massive presence at the ITMA 2011 trade show, with 320 companies from the textile machinery sector exhibiting in Spain. The overall exhibition space occupied by Italian machinery manufacturers exceeds 20,000 sq m, roughly one third of the total available surface area. “The massive presence of Italian companies here in Barcelona bears witness to the vitality of our sector...

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Emissions trading

Preparations for the transition to the single registry of the EU Emissions Trading System have reached their final stages. Software testing is in progress and trial runs of essential aspects of the migration to the Union registry have started. The Commission is working closely with the Member States and is committed to a smooth transition for registry account holders. More information and the...

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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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Textile Exchange adds ‘Detox’ workshop

Barcelona – Textile Exchange has added an additional workshop session to this year’s Sustainable Textiles Conference, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain, immediately prior to the ITMA exhibition. Ecotextile News Source:...

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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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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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Africa’s cotton and textile

Africa’s cotton and textile

The outlook is bright for Africa’s cotton, textile and apparel sector. The industry is undergoing a renaissance fueled by a global demand for cotton, diversification of sourcing and manufacturing locations around the world and an African middle class that is stimulating demand for African-made apparel. To capitalize on these trends, USAID East Africa’s Competitiveness and Trade Expansion...

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How to source sustainably

How to source sustainably

In 2011 companies’ supply chains will gain greater importance, irrespective of the size of businesses involved. The primary driver of this trend is taking recognised measurements for water consumption, waste and greenhouse gas emissions and applying them to a company’s supply chain. But many businesses are finding this tricky for their overseas suppliers as the practical...

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Increase Global Market Share

The outlook is bright for Africa’s cotton, textile and apparel sector. The industry is undergoing a renaissance fueled by a global demand for cotton, diversification of sourcing and manufacturing locations around the world and an African middle class that is stimulating demand for African-made apparel. To capitalize on these trends, USAID East Africa’s Competitiveness and Trade Expansion...

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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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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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