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    Waste Disposal and Recycling for the 21st Century

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    The rubbish will always be a problem for any society. The truth is that people constantly make waste material whenever they use products, conduct business or carry out the normal liver function. Communities are always trying to find the best ways to eliminate refuse. Recycling plays a major role in detritus removal. This presentation on rubbish removal, waste disposal and recycling for the 21st century will help you to better understand the recycling process.

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    Modern Recycling Practices

    Societies around the world utilize standard recycling techniques to manage their waste. Practices such as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), paper recycling and metal recycling are commonly used for that purpose. Other types of recycling processes for wood, plastic and disposable products. Recycling is also conducted through drop-off sites, curbside collection, and buy-back centers.

    Waste materials are also being recycled through physical, chemical and solid waste reprocessing. There exist very few waste removal companies that collect, process and sell recycled items. Reduce, reuse and recycle is a common slogan for the recycling industry.

    New Recyclable Materials

    There are recently created recyclable materials that are now being commonly made. Potato starch is used for technical applications and foods and it is a by-product of potato waste. Blood bricks from animals, organic mushroom walls used for heating and packing applications and brick bottles for buildings are a few examples of new recyclable materials being produced today.

    Aluminium and steel, cardboard, glass, newspapers, and plastic bottles are still the most popular type of recycled products. Items such as plastic bags are often cut up into pellets which will be used to create new plastic bag materials. The recycling industry is creating new ways to use human rubbish and junk.

    The Problem of Hazardous Waste

    Items such as car batteries, aerosols, automotive waste, pesticides, paints, and solvents are considered hazardous waste materials. These products can run off the ground and mix into the local water supply. Hazardous materials can also contaminate the soil, plant life or pollute the air. Many communities have drop-off and collection points for hazardous materials as well as waste disposal and collection sites provided by local councils.

    People must Change the Way they Dispose of Trash Across the Earth

    Industries, nations, cities, communities, neighborhoods, and individuals are very aware of the modern waste problem. Still, it’s challenging to find useful ways to cost-effectively recycle rubbish. There are some beneficial recycling programs in place. However, there still is a problem with everyone doing their part to recycle debris. Thankfully, recycling is constantly evolving to meet the demands of waste reprocessing and disposal.

    Posted in Uncategorized on January 6, 2020
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    Mitsubishi Motors Energy Solution Service At Okazaki Plant in Japan to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 1600 Tons A Year

    Mitsubishi Motors announced today its decision to introduce an energy solution service provided by Mitsubishi and Mitsubishi Corporation Power at Okazaki Plant in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, one of MMC’s main electric vehicles production plants. The energy solution service aims to reduce carbon emissions through the introduction of renewable energy. Specifically, MC and MCP will install a utility-scale rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system and battery energy storage system (BESS) composed of used batteries from electric vehicles. The PV system and BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) will reduce carbon emissions approximately by 1,600 tons a year and avoid peak demand of power consumption at Okazaki Plant.

    The construction of the rooftop PV system began in October 2019 and the scheduled commercial operation will start in May 2020. MC and MCP will install an initial capacity of 3MW (annual power generation: 3GWh) and plan to gradually increase the capacity. Okazaki Plant will then use the power generated from the PV system, thereby contributing to a sustainable approach to the production of MMC’s electric vehicles. The energy solution service thus enables MMC to use carbon-free electricity from the rooftop PV system without initial investment or possession of equipment, only by bearing electricity charges. 

    MC and MCP will install a battery energy storage system (BESS) and conduct a verification test in fiscal year 2020. The system is composed of used batteries from MMC’s Outlander PHEVs, with a maximum capacity of 1MWh. Once completed, the installed capacity will be one of the largest among non-FIT (Non-FIT is a renewable power generation business that does not rely on the subsidized FIT (Feed-in Tariff) scheme) rooftop PV system projects in Japan. 

    Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2019
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    Logitech Commits to Ambitious 1.5°C Climate Pledge and 100% Renewable Electricity Goal

    Today Logitech extended its commitment to future generations by setting ambitious sustainability goals for its products, packaging, and operations. Logitech commits to support the Paris Agreement, pledging to establish science-based targets to limit its greenhouse gas emissions to support the ambitious 1.5°C trajectory by 2050. The Company is participating in the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi), and supporting science-based objectives that can be measured across industry and across the globe to affect the real change needed now.

    As a member of RE100, Logitech commits to source 100% of the Company’s global electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2030. The Company is working to hit the target early – it has already achieved 75% renewable electricity consumption due to its early efforts at its Lausanne, Switzerland and Cork, Ireland offices which now run on 100% renewable electricity. The Logitech manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China, is also a certified CarbonNeutral building through the purchase of renewable electricity and carbon offsets, reducing 17,000 tonnes of carbon each year.

    The carbon footprint of the materials, design, manufacturing, and shipment of all Logitech G and ASTRO Gaming products have been reduced to net-zero emissions. Logitech commits to maintain carbon neutral gaming products and intends to expand the certification to other product categories in the future. Logitech has converted to sustainable packaging on multiple new Logitech G and MX Master 3 products, started to introduce recycled plastic in its mice, keyboards, and webcams, and removed PVC from new product cables and feasible external parts.

    Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2019
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    Time Will Tell: 5 Classic Watches That Would Complement Your Style

    Dressing up for any occasion is not that hard, you just need to know how to pick the right attire for you to look presentable all the time. Aside from wearing designer clothes, you will also need to pick the right accessories to compliment the outfit you’re going to wear. Watches are one of the best examples of accessories any person can wear.

    Some people are more into modern watches because of the features it has and some prefer classic watches because of the rustic vibe it has. If you’re planning on buying one, you should do some research on the specific type of watch you’re going to purchase so that you’ll know if it’s authentic or not. Here is a list of 5 classic watches that would complement your style.

    Rolex Submariner

    Rolex has been known for the quality and designs of watches they have. Rolex Submariner is one of the most popular watches they’ve created because of the aesthetic build and history it has. This company is also known for creating the best diving watches in history. It’s also known to be the first-ever waterproof diving watch that could reach up to 100 meters.

    It is considered to be a luxury watch but also a vintage watch because of the date and time it was first created. A lot of famous people and sports icons are seen wearing this one such as Steve McQueen, Sir Roger Moore, Johnny Depp, and Robert Redford. You will feel luxurious and also proud once you own this watch because of the background and design it has.

    Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch

    If you’re a big fan of the Omega brand then this is the perfect watch for you. Aside from being a classic, it’s also known because of the significant role it had during the lunar missions that took place years ago. The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch was the first timepiece worn by the astronauts who went to the moon.

    As you know by now, the durability of this watch is indeed very impressive because it had withstood the environment outside the planet that you’re living in right now. This watch is very affordable so there’s no need for you to worry about it being expensive. You can also check other watches such as the Omega Seamaster if you’re more into diver’s watch.

    Patek Philippe Nautilus

    Quartz watches have been worn by many people throughout the years. It’s one of the most sophisticated yet classy designs of watches being created by different watchmaking companies. The Patek Philippe Nautilus became known during the ’70s because it helped the market rise from the quartz crisis they’ve experienced during that time.

    If you’re looking for a vintage watch that you want to pass down to your children, then you should consider buying this one. Aside from being a classic, it also has a rich design that would certainly compliment any outfit you’re going to wear. You can wear it during formal events such as meetings, birthdays, or even during your date.

    Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon

    This watch is known to be the oldest watch brand that is still operating until today. This watch was founded in 1755 by the company Vacheron Constantin. You probably have an idea by now that this watch is indeed one of the classic watches of all time. This is the perfect watch for people who love to collect vintage watches.

    The elegance of the design and the durability of this watch is the reason why some people are looking for this specific timepiece. The tourbillon cage it has was uniquely made to resemble the Maltese Cross insignia. The simplicity of this timepiece is very appealing because it doesn’t have a lot of details on it compared to other watches.

    Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

    The timeless design of this watch is the reason why a lot of people today including watch collectors are looking for this watch. Its design was hardly changed for the past 65 years, making it one of the vintage watches of today. This is the perfect watch for people who loves traveling because it’s known to be durable and can withstand any physical activities.

    This timepiece is one of the best diving watches in the market. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is the ideal timepiece anyone can wear because of the design it has. You can pair this with any formal outfit you have. Wearing this type of watch can make you look luxurious and classy at the same time.


    Choosing the right timepiece that would complement your outfit is not that difficult. You can ask for advice from professionals such as watch collectors for you to know what are the different types of vintage or classic watches you need to buy. You can also search the web for more tips on what are the right type of classic watches that would suit your style.

    Collecting classic watches has a lot of benefits. You can use it to add more style to the attire you’re wearing and you can also use it to invest for your future. Some watches become more expensive as the years go by. You just need to make sure that the classic or vintage watch you’re going to buy is authentic so that your money won’t go to waste.

    Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2019
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    Ford Recycles 1.2 Billion Recycled Plastic Bottles Per year for Vehicle Parts

    Ford Motor is playing a major role in promoting environmentally friendly auto parts, and one way they’re doing that is by using recycled plastic bottles for underbody shields on all cars and SUVs, and wheel liners on F-Series trucks – up to 250 bottles per vehicle. Recycled bottles are used to manufacture parts that can help improve vehicle aerodynamics and reduce cabin noise. In the past decade, aerodynamics has driven the need for underbody shields, and the use of plastics in vehicle parts is used globally, and has grown exponentially – Ford uses about 1.2 billion recycled plastic bottles per year – about 250 bottles per vehicle on average.

    When plastic bottles are thrown into a recycling bin, they are collected with thousands of others, and shredded into small pieces. That’s typically sold to suppliers who turn it into a fiber, by melting the bottle and extruding it. Those fibers are mixed together with other various types of fiber in a textile process and used to make a sheet of material – which is formed into the automotive parts. Due to its light weight, recycled plastic is ideal for the manufacture of underbody shields, engine under shield and front and rear wheel arch liners that can help improve vehicle aerodynamics. These shields also help create a significantly quieter environment on the all-new 2020 Ford Escape.

    Environmentally, using recycled plastics on vehicle parts helps reduce the amount of plastic that can end up in dangerous situations, such as the Pacific gyre, for example – a floating mass of plastic bigger than the size of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean.

    Posted in Recycle, Uncategorized on June 10, 2019
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    Spanish streetlights will be fully powered by wind and sun

    spain-solar-wind-powered-streetlight-1Spain will be one of the first countries in the world to have public streetlights that are powered by wind and the sun. It took four years for the Spanish researcher Ramon Bargalló to design this independent street light system for the company Eolgreen. The street light will be 10 metre in height and will be fitted with wind turbine and a solar panel. A wind velocity as low as 2.5 m/s will be required for the wind turbine to work. The turbine will do 10 and 200 rotations per minute; its maximum output will be 400 watts. The streetlights also have batteries and a smart electronic control system which can manage the flow of energy between the solar panel, the battery, the wind turbine and the light. Researchers are designing a second prototype which will have a better turbine speed, wattage output and lesser energy wastage.

    Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2015
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    Sun and Cloud digital camera powers up with a solar panel and a hand crank!

    Tired of that conventional digital camera that you’ve been using all along? Well, you can now satisfy your shutterbug-needs in a greener and more energy efficient way! Termed as the world’s first camera with a retro-shooting ability, the Sun and Cloud Self-Generating Digital Camera sports a solar panel and a hand crank, both of which can be used to power up this cheerful little device.

    Posted in Uncategorized on May 17, 2013
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    The electricity-powered Solar Impulse airplane flies across United States

    We’ve been following the journey of the awe-inspiring Solar Impulse HB-SIA plane since quite a while now. Termed as the world’s cleanest and greenest aircraft, this one is powered up by solar energy and does no harm to the environment as it flies through the skies above. The Solar Impulse uses batteries to store the electricity collected by the solar panels on its wings. The energy stored is then used to power up the plane’s engines.

    Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2013
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    TruckIt, the greenest way to drive around your stuff!

    Planning to get around in a green way and lug around a load of stuff with you? Well, give the gas-gulping cars a skip and hope aboard the TruckIt! Now this vehicle is bound to draw a lot of stares, particularly if you wind up on a busy urban street in it. Resembling a rickshaw, the TruckIt is in essence a recumbent-bicycle with an electric motor and is amazingly inexpensive!

    Posted in Transport, Uncategorized on December 28, 2012
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    Smart announces Electric ForTwo compact car

    Smart has just pulled the veil off its new eco-friendly and environmentally sound ForTwo electric. Sticking to the compact-car design Smart usually incorporates in its ForTwo range; this electric version of the much-acclaimed car comes with a 55kW electric motor and is capable of touching 60km/h in 4.8 seconds, seemingly slow though appreciable for city driving. With a maximum speed of 125 km/h, the car comes with a 17.6 kWh battery and sports a range of 145 kilometers in city traffic. With emissions kept at bay, the Smart ForTwo Electric will hit more than 30 countries around the globe and is expected to catch on with like-minded environment-loving folk who look for greener ways to drive.

    Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2012
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