To many business customers looking to reduce their carbon footprint, purchasing a new print solution might not be an obvious choice. Toshiba TEC have confronted this issue head on with an innovative, marketing led offset initiative that sets them apart from their competitors and shows real leadership in a challenging market. As a corporate giant Toshiba are well aware of their environmental and Corporate Social Responsibilities. They have made significant breakthroughs in production techniques and innovation and have committed to long term dramatic reductions to their environmental impacts across the globe. This Is an extension of an already active program of Impact reduction and CSR activity.
Clean air ensured – Off gas monitoring in mineral wool production – Case Study
The customerThe customer is one of the world’s leading producers of mineral wool – a material that improves the quality of life for millions of people and helps to alleviate environmental problems, such as the greenhouse effect, smog and acid rain. Mineral wool insulation gives us pleasant indoor environments by keeping out the freezing cold. In hot climates, stone wool helps to keep indoor temperatures comfortably cool.The challengeStone wool or mineral wool is made from thin fibers of a combination...
Protix Receives 45M€ in Funding to Scale Production of Insect Proteins
Today, the insect supply industry reached a significant milestone with Netherlands-based Protix, the leading insect company, closing 45M€ in funding – delivered by Aqua-Spark, the first investment company focused on sustainable aquaculture, Rabobank, BOM and various private investors. Protix breeds insects for animal feed, as insects offer a low-impact protein alternative that can be cultivated on a variety of food scraps. This is of the utmost importance as global populations continue to grow and the...
How food production impacts global groundwater supplies
The ever-increasing global trade in food is accelerating groundwater depletion in many areas of the world, emptying aquifers faster than they can be naturally recharged, according to newly released research.Although groundwater depletion is a well-known and frequently studied issue, the new research focuses on how groundwater supplies are affected by international trade.Agricultural product demand has increased pressure on nonrenewable groundwater supplies, which are frequently used for irrigating crops such as...
How to Make a Positive Impact on the Environment This Earth Day
This Saturday, April 22, 2017, marks the 47th annual Earth Day. Earth Day was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was concerned that environmental issues were not being addressed. He created the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, as an educational “teach-in,” with celebrations taking place at universities, primary and secondary schools, and communities across the United States. It is thought that over 20 million people participated in events that day. In 1990, Earth Day became a worldwide event,...
Geosynthetics and their impact on Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)
Abstract The impact of geosynthetics in a pavement structure will skew the estimate of damage over time, due to pavement distresses if appropriate testing has not been conducted on them. This article speaks to how geosynthetics can be incorporated into the MEPDG to ascertain how a design will be affected due to load (traffic) and environmental (climate) stresses. It has been mentioned by the author in previous articles that it is imperative for the consultant (designer) and the owner to obtain evidence from the...