LOT-EK Unveils Plans for Solar Taichung Cultural Center Made from 1,620 Recycled Shipping Containers

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living LOT-EK‘s proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center in Taiwan calls for building the new museum and library out of 1,620 recycled shipping containers. LOT-EK chose to use recycled shipping containers in their Taichung City Cultural Center proposal due to the modular units’ low environmental impact and practical form. “Shipping containers, because millions of… Read more »

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4 Eco-friendly Coffee and Tea Essentials

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living The global market for coffee and tea is forecasted to reach 10.57 million tons (23.3 billion pounds) by 2015. Both producers and consumers have an opportunity to minimize their impact on the environment. From the way the plants are grown, processed, packaged and shipped to they way they are prepared and… Read more »

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New labelling standard identifies eco-friendly toiletries and cosmetics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living A new labelling standard that identifies ‘green’ toiletries and cosmetics is being released today. Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) says the new standard covers toiletry and personal care products such as soaps, shampoos, oral hygiene products, skin care, cosmetics and deodorants. GECA has produced the label and will oversee… Read more »

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Eco living: green lights brighten up the future – Telegraph

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living “OLEDs” (organic light-emitting diodes) are the latest in eco-lighting technology, providing light with minuscule amounts of power. Visitors to this year’s prestigious Basel Art Fair have been intrigued and astonished by a chandelier designed by Dominic Harris, a British lighting artist. A group of 19 transparent suspended globes glow… Read more »

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Aqua Based Technologies Develops Eco-Friendly, Water-Based, Oil and Grease Resistant (OGR) Coating For Food Packaging

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living New Aqualene® 5050 coating specifically designed for Fast Food Wrappers and Bags Paper and Paperboard Packaging Paper Plates and Cups is economical and repulpable Northvale NJ MMD Newswire June 19 Aqua Based Technologies, a division of ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. (OTCQB:ADMT), has introduced Aqualene® 5050, a new, eco-friendly, water-based… Read more »

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London’s New $2.5 Billion Airport Terminal Will Be Royally Eco-Friendly

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living London’s New $2.5 Billion Airport Terminal Will Be Royally Eco-Friendly || Jaunted This summer hasn’t even officially begun and we’re already looking forward to a European trip in 2014, thanks to the opening of the newest and flashiest new airport: Heathrow‘s Terminal 2. Besides the fresh new airport smell, the building… Read more »

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Green Homes – an Affordable Option

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A “green” home is a home that is highly energy efficient, has excellent indoor environment, and is built to exceed local building code. Sounds expensive. Right? Absolutely not! You may have heard that building a green home is more expensive that conventional construction, but this is a myth. Using an experienced green home builder, a… Read more »

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Elements of sustainability

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To the untrained person, sustainability sounds a lot like going back to an industry-free time in the stone ages and giving up everything modern and relevant to the times. On the contrary sustainability has everything to do with the times we live in. The elements of sustainability are all very clear indicators of this simple… Read more »

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Cutting Down Trees Facts | Graphs.net

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living Every year 3 to 6 billion trees are cut down. The lumber from these are then distributed amongst industries. 46% of the lumbers is consumed by the energy industries, 42% by non-lumber industries and 11% by construction industries. 5.6% of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is made up of salvageable woods. In… Read more »

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Making sustainable fuel a commercial reality

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living The tide is beginning to turn on the journey towards making sustainable, clean aviation fuel a commercial reality. Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech are celebrating winning the 2013 Observer Ethical Awards, taking home the Business Initiative category for their partnership to commercialise sustainable, low-carbon aviation biofuels. This is one award we are… Read more »

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