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.
via: LEED Pro The objections to using LED lights as replacements for standard light bulbs because they are inconvenient is suffering another setback with the GeoBulb II. In a lot of ways, from the overall shape of the bulb to the screw-in socket fitting, it looks very much like a standard incandescent light bulb. But…
Via GoodCleanTech by Mariella Moon Feeling the pressure exerted upon by the European Union, the cell phone industry is currently planning to come up with a universal charger that would work with all phones to be released in the future.
Wildlife researchers have hired the services of some unusual helpers: 200 neighbourhood cats equipped with electronic tags.
With each added version it becomes increasingly clear that Google Earth is good for more than just looking up your street from space. The satellite based 3D mapping application has already been used to fight deforestation and gauge the effects of global warming on animal life.
This article addresses the life cycle assessment of the materials normally used for window frames, highlighting their respective benefits and weaknesses. Frames of different materials have been assessed on the basis of their production, energy consumption and environmental impacts. It has been found that the embodied energy of the windows made of aluminium, PVC, Al-clad timber and timber, for a reference window.