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Carbon dioxide absored by manufacturing cement
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-06-25 20:03:08 UTC
Novacem’s carbon negative cement is based on magnesium oxide and offers the cement industry a scalable alternative to current carbon intensive production. No carbon emissions are released from the magnesium silicate raw material used, and overall more …
Rhubarb tanned leather
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-05-21 15:22:14 UTC
Typical making leather is a dirty business with lot’s of water consumption and polluted waste water. Ecopell is making a leather with a smaller environmental impact. They produce in Germany and use german hides, a by-product of the meat industry to make …
EPP Expanded PolyPropylen
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-05-18 06:22:47 UTC
Smooth skinned, EPP exists mainly out of air, only 5% of its volume is actual material. It is completely odour- less, emissionfree, and is 100% recyclable. When EPP is made, there is actually a positive impact because recycled CO2 is utilised. Like water …
Why we need to avoid using Volatile Organic Compounds; the what and alternatives
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-05-03 17:11:12 UTC
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects like causing respiratory problems, some are found to increase …
Lead free solder comparison
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-04-25 07:04:31 UTC
The USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well the IKP, University of Stuttgart, have performed a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of the environmental impacts of lead-free and tin-lead solder, as used in electronic products. For bar solders, when only …
EcoGen; biodegradable starch based polymer
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-04-05 06:23:03 UTC
EcoGen is the product of a worldwide team of scientists, engineers and designers. First developed by British scientists in the late 1980s, recent patented improvements in fermentation technology by Dr. Xeujun Chen allow for the cost-effective production …
Ecocradle; Mushrooms as alternative to Styrofoam
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-03-17 20:54:16 UTC
The styrofoam that is usually used in packaging is basically solidified oil — not so good for the environment. Ecocradle, by contrast, takes hardly any energy to make. It starts as agricultural byproducts — rice hulls and cotton burrs, for example. These …
Biodegradable and compostable stretch wool upholstery fabric
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-02-17 08:45:43 UTC
Climatex® Lifecycle™ is an entirely biodegradable and compostable upholstery fabric, manufactured using waste-minimising processes. Technical requirements for the manufacturing of industrial products, such as office seating get steeper by every year. A …
Vegetable Ivory
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-02-01 07:25:24 UTC
Ivory palm tree nuts is a beautiful renewable material for jewelry and smaller details like button and knobs and the like. The hard inner core resembles ivory. Over its life the ivory-palm tree drops hundreds of seeds to the ground Ivory palm tree grows …
Easy being green Leather
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-01-17 07:49:04 UTC
The hides of the ‘Easy Being Green’ collection are produced in a sustainable way and are safe for the environment and human health. The main difference lies in the fact that after tanning the leathers remain unsealed; the surface remains natural and open …


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