The FAO Forestry Department promotes, among others, the responsible use of wood as an environmentally friendly raw material. In the last decades, wood and wood-based products have been faced with stronger competition from substitute materials, such as plastics, concrete, steel, glass or aluminium, as these materials appear to offer wider options to the customers. Some…
Buildings and building components, particularly windows, have been the subject of numerous studies seeking to recognize and quantify the environmental impacts caused by processes in the product life cycle.
New Zealand scientists have helped solve one of the riddles of global warming by drilling deep into the ancient Antarctic rock.
The Warehouse will charge 10c for plastic shopping bags from next month in an effort to encourage the use of reusable bags.
“From an environmental perspective, Blu-ray and other optical discs are promising for archival purposes.”
Brother Industries Ltd will release the “Brother Document Viewer SV-100B,” an information terminal equipped with an electronic paper module, in Japan June 1, 2009.
from EcoGeek.org by Philip Proefrock Arboform is a material made from wood components mixed with fibers and natural additives to produce a material that can be used to create domestic products that are currently made from petroleum-based plastics.
from Earth2Tech by Justin Moresco The construction industry may be global, but standards for green buildings are not. That’s starting to change, however, as this week green building councils in Australia, the UK and the U.S. signed an agreement to develop common metrics for measuring carbon emissions from new homes and office buildings.