Showing posts with label recycling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recycling. Show all posts

Monday, August 24, 2015

US firm lands prize for water-recycling work

A US engineering firm was prized Sunday for its efforts to treat used water and turn it back into drinking quality.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Let’s do it Cyprus collects 23,000 kg of rubbish

A total of 9,442 of volunteers collected 22,848 kg of rubbish including 2,950 of recyclables in the context of the annual campaign “Let`s do it Cyprus!”.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Σπίτια απο ελαστικά αυτοκινήτων (old tires into green housing)

Καινοτόμα υλικά αναζητούνται διαρκώς σε ό,τι αφορά την κατασκευή κατοικιών, καθώς η ανθρωπότητα αναζητεί νέες λύσεις με έμφαση στη λιγότερη δυνατή επιβάρυνση του περιβάλλοντος.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nearly 42 mln tons of e-waste dumped in 2014

A total of 41.8 million tons of e-waste was discarded globally in 2014, a 2-million tons increase from the previous year, according to a report of the United Nations University published recently.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Le cargo américain Dragon se sépare de l'ISS (video)

Le cargo privé Dragon s'est séparé mardi à 19h10 UTC du module américain Harmony de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), a annoncé la NASA.

Monday, January 12, 2015

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft arrives at space station

The unmanned Dragon capsule owned by private U.S. firm SpaceX arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday morning for its fifth commercial resupply mission to the orbiting laboratory, U.S. space agency NASA said.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

US Dragon Spacecraft Blasts Off to ISS, Falcon 9 Rocket Landing Fails

The US spacecraft Dragon with 1.6 tons of supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) was successfully launched Saturday from Cape Canaveral in Florida, NASA said on its website.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Plastic waste causes $13 billion in annual damage to marine ecosystems, says UN agency


UN, 23 June 2014 – Concern is growing over widespread plastic waste that is threatening marine life – with conservative yearly estimates of $13 billion in financial damage to marine ecosystems, according to two reports issued at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly.
“Plastic contamination threatens marine life, tourism, fisheries and businesses,” underscores the eleventh edition of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Year Book, which updates 10 issues previously highlighted over the past decade and provides mitigation steps for each.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

We need a new revolution (Janez Potočnik)

European Commission, New Environmentalism Summit, Brussels, 3 June 2014:
Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment: 
"Good afternoon everyone, thank you James.
I hope you all agree it has been a fascinating day with really excellent speakers.
Recently I gave a TED talk which had the title 'New Environmentalism and the Circular Economy'. Some of you may have watched it on YouTube so I will try not to repeat too much of what I have said before but some of the points I made in that talk are highly relevant to this one and need to be repeated.

Monday, August 26, 2013

China absorbs close to 70% of global e-waste. More waste means more business potential.

Video CCTV

By CCTV Correspondent Teressa Siu
China has long been dubbed the graveyard for electronic waste. The United Nations Environmental Program estimates that China absorbs about 70 percent of the world’s unwanted devices but China is creating more e-waste of it’s own.
China’s very own e-waste is already astronomical and growing. This collector says more waste means more business potential.
"We are calling for the producers to be responsible. First not to use toxic waste, then to make ways to collect and dismantle the products at the end of their life." Ma Tianjie, Greenpeace said.

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