Category Archives: Pollution

Cleaner Cities Run SAP

At EPA Victoria special officers combat congestion and pollution by monitoring, reporting and handling environmental incidents in Melbourne. See how SAP Urban Matters helps to improve the life of citizens in the most livable city of the world.

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Cargo Ships on Beaches…Really?

Like most other things, ships don’t last forever. After 25-30 years they are no longer commercially usable and therefore taken out of service to be dismantled. The materials are recycled to a lesser or greater extent – since a large cargo vessel may consist of 20-40,000 tons of steel, they clearly have a market value as steel scrap.

The vast majority of ships are taken to India, Pakistan or Bangladesh to be scrapped on the beach. There is something quite wrong with that.  People in flip flops on beaches are OK. But people on beaches wearing flip flops and no safety gear while taking apart massive cargo ships with hand tools is simply wrong. Continue reading

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Duracell Introduces Quantum – the World’s Most Advanced Alkaline Battery

BETHEL, Conn.–()–Duracell® today announced the launch of Duracell Quantum, the world’s most advanced alkaline battery with unbeatable, long-lasting power, and its biggest innovation since CopperTop. With its revolutionary Hi-Density Core™ and proprietary PowerCheck™ power indicator, the distinctively red and copper Duracell Quantum has been engineered to deliver the performance consumers demand.

“As a touring musician, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of first responders across our country, the brave guys and girls who show incredible bravery in the face of natural disasters and other emergency situations”

To celebrate the launch of Duracell Quantum, Duracell is donating one million Quantum batteries to first responders across North America. Duracell recognizes that the heroes who protect our families and communities need these batteries to power their critical devices. This donation ensures that they are equipped with the most advanced battery in the world. Continue reading

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P&G Achieves Zero Manufacturing Waste at 45 Sites Worldwide

PG_logo_dark_blueCINCINNATI–()–Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), the Company behind consumer brands including Gillette®, Ariel®, Tide® and Pampers® today announced that 45 of their facilities have now achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill, which marks a major step towards the Company’s long-term vision of sending zero manufacturing and consumer waste to landfills. Over the past 5 years, P&G’s work to find worth in waste has created over $1 billion in value for the company.

Bob McDonald, P&G President, CEO and Chairman of the Board said, We have a vision for the future, where plants are powered by renewable energy, products are made from recycled and renewable materials and resources are conserved, with no waste going to landfill. Changing the way we see waste as a Company has brought us one step closer to this goal at 45 sites worldwide, where all of our manufacturing waste is recycled, repurposed or converted into energy.” Continue reading

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The Green Can – Recycling for the Benefit of Mankind

the_green_canRecycling + Advertising + Donating = R.A.D. The Green Can

The Green Can Inc. is a recycling initiative to allow the easy and convenient recycling of aluminum cans.

The thought here is that people when given a readily available choice to recycle they will indeed do the right thing. The obvious first choice for placement is any high density residential community.There is no form of recycling offered at 95% of apartment communities. The very few who do offer it do so at a huge expense to the property. Currently only homeowners are provided easy access to recycling. Continue reading

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Dioxide Materials Awarded $4 Million to Advance CO2 Recycling Technology

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dioxide Materials has been awarded $4 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The award will advance further research into Dioxide Materials’ technology that will produce transportation fuels and industrial chemicals electrochemically from carbon dioxide emitted by power plants. Dioxide is collaborating on the project with 3M (NYSE:MMM), a subrecipient of the ARPA-E award.

Although electrochemical recycling of carbon dioxide is not a new technology, Dioxide Materials has patented a catalyst that makes carbon dioxide recycling energy efficient for the first time ever, using three times less electricity. The technology’s scientific principles have been demonstrated, but the risks need to be lowered before the technology can attract the funding needed to move into the marketplace. ARPA-E funding will allow Dioxide Materials to create the first industrially relevant prototype and lower the risks so that substantial development funding can be obtained. Continue reading

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NuTek International is Greening Commercial Laundry with its ‘Ozone Laundry System’

The NuTek International Inc. produces and sells commercial Ozone Laundry System. An Ozone Laundry System is a stand-alone system similar to a traditional laundry system, however it uses ozone (O3) in place of heat and harmful chemicals to clean laundry. The system is ideal for any  type of establishments that process large volumes of laundry such as hotels, motels, amusement parks, spa, gyms, medical facilities and many more.

How does it work?

Ozone reverts back to Oxygen by forming bonds with carbon forms (bacteria, virus etc) present in the wash water and thus acts as a catalyst for the chemicals in cold water rather than using hot water at 140-160 degrees to act as that catalyst.  This method has 3,000 times greater killing efficacy of bateria and virus than standard laundry procedures.  Every single fill of the machine kills as opposed to solely the “bleach” step in traditional washing.

Ozone is oxygen (O2) with an extra atom of oxygen attached, thus forming O3. Ozone is formed naturally during a lightning storm. The creation of ozone is nature’s way of purifying the atmosphere, and is what gives clothesline dried linen that ‘‘fresh air’’ smell.  Continue reading

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Almost 23 Million Autogas Vehicles Will be Operating on Roads Worldwide by 2020

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a vehicle fuel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), commonly known as propane or autogas, has some powerful positive characteristics. It is relatively clean burning, easy to store and transport, has high energy content, and is widely available in many countries. The cost per gallon of autogas is significantly lower than gasoline or diesel in many countries, but increasing interest in natural gas as a vehicle fuel is likely to constrain future growth in the autogas market. Nevertheless, according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, the number of autogas vehicles will rise steadily through the remainder of this decade. By 2020, the study concludes, there will be 22.6 million autogas vehicles on roads worldwide.

“The autogas market is caught in a classic chicken and egg scenario,” says senior research analyst David Alexander. “As with any fuel, availability is the key to market growth. Unfortunately, fuel suppliers have taken the view that no need exists to grow the infrastructure if not that many vehicles are equipped to use the fuel. Some form of incentive will be needed to kick-start growth if autogas is going to advance.” Continue reading

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