FLASHES & RELEASES

13 Jul

2018

RepAir T-shirt cleans the air while you wear it

RepAir T-shirt cleans the air while you wear it

Eco Products & Services | ITALY
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Italian fashion company Kloters has created a T-shirt that cleans the air through a specially designed insert capable of capturing and disintegrating pollutants and foul odors. Called RepAir, the shirt was designed to be both comfortable and environmentally friendly. “RepAir is born from the desire to go beyond the traditional concept of sustainable fashion,” said Kloters co-founders Federico Suria, Marco Lo Greco and Silvio Perucca in a press release.…

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11 Jul

2018

The largest solar farm apiary in the US opens this week

The largest solar farm apiary in the US opens this week

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | UNITED STATES
Published by : Eco Media Asia

An important feature of permaculture is the concept of stacking functions, or finding multiple uses for the same space or resource. North Carolina-based PineGate Renewables is taking this principle to a new level with the opening of the largest solar farm apiary in the U.S. Starting this week, the Eagle Point solar farm in Jackson County, Oregon will host 48 hives of honey bees underneath and between the solar panels. John Jacob of Old…

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06 Jul

2018

Bronx community garden transformed with sustainable improvements

Bronx community garden transformed with sustainable improvements

Others | UNITED STATES
Published by : Eco Media Asia

A newly renovated community garden has officially opened in the Bronx. Fannie’s Garden at Paradise on Earth, a venture of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), received a dramatic upgrade with sustainable features like permeable pavement, a rain garden, and a shade structure designed to support solar panels. The 13,000-square foot-garden offers space for urban residents to escape the city, get their hands dirty in 24 garden beds,…

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03 Jul

2018

The City of London will be powered with 100% renewable energy by October 2018

The City of London will be powered with 100% renewable energy by October 2018

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | UNITED KINGDOM
Published by : Eco Media Asia

The City of London, the historic “Square Mile” central district of London, will soon switch to clean energy in a big way. Starting in October 2018, the City of London will source 100 percent of its power needs from renewable energy sources by installing solar panels on local buildings, investing in larger solar and wind projects and purchasing clean energy from the grid. Though no longer a square mile, closer now to 1.12 square miles, the City…

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28 Jun

2018

First paper straw factory in decades to open as UK bans plastic

First paper straw factory in decades to open as UK bans plastic

Resource Recovery & Environment Management | UNITED KINGDOM
Published by : Eco Media Asia

As the United Kingdom moves forward with its planned ban on single-use plastic products, the first paper straw factory in decades is opening in Wales to meet the consumer demand. Transcend Packaging, the owner and operator of the new plant, has already reached out to 1,361 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the U.K., as well as other restaurants, to provide them with more environmentally-friendly straws. “We spotted a huge opportunity, and we…

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25 Jun

2018

Students compete to design energy-efficient, battery-powered rail vehicles

Students compete to design energy-efficient, battery-powered rail vehicles

Green Transportation & Logistics | SWEDEN
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Students in Sweden showed off creative designs for energy efficient, battery-powered rail vehicles at the Delsbo Electric competition in late May. One team set a new record, for the “lowest energy consumption per person-kilometer ever for a man-made engine driven vehicle.” According to an emailed statement, the winning vehicle could transport a person around 1,640 feet with the energy of a single Google search. Dalarna University students…

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21 Jun

2018

The Philippines envisions a green smart city to combat pollution in Manila

The Philippines envisions a green smart city to combat pollution in Manila

Others | PHILIPPINES
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Traffic is an unpleasant facet of life in cities, but in Manila, the most densely populated city in the world, it’s a severe drain on the economy and the quality of life of residents. This metropolis in the Philippines is infamous for traffic congestion, which contributes to its substantial smog problem. With it also comes many other forms of pollution and environmental hazards. The country has an ambitious plan to combat these issues…

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18 Jun

2018

New study suggests that plastic waste may be transformed into usable energy

New study suggests that plastic waste may be transformed into usable energy

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | UNITED STATES
Published by : Eco Media Asia

A new study from the Earth Engineering Center (EECICCNY) at the Grove School of Engineering of the City College of New York suggests that plastic waste can effectively be converted into usable fuel and energy rather than being dumped in a landfill or polluting the ocean. Researchers found that the addition of non-recycled plastics (NRPs) to a chemical recycling process known as gasification results in the production of crude oil-based…

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12 Jun

2018

‘House of Trash’ proves how waste can transform into beautiful home design

‘House of Trash’ proves how waste can transform into beautiful home design

Green Building Materials, Construction & Design | TAIWAN, ROC
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Taipei-based engineering firm Miniwiz is already known as a pioneer in technology for the circular economy, but now it is determined to find a new place for old waste — back into our homes. The innovative company has recently teamed up with homeware company Pentatonic to create the House of Trash, a home design exhibit that showcases everyday decor and furniture made from post-consumer waste.  Already known internationally,…

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08 Jun

2018

Flawed recycling results in dangerous chemicals in black plastic

Flawed recycling results in dangerous chemicals in black plastic

Others | UNITED STATES
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Unsafe recycling of electronic waste has resulted in the distribution of dangerous chemicals into new products made out of black plastic. Published in Environment International, a new study documents the presence of bromide and lead in 600 consumer products made out of black plastic and clarifies its potential negative impact on human and ecological health. “There are environmental and health impacts arising from the production and use…

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05 Jun

2018

California makes huge investment in ‘widespread transportation electrification

California makes huge investment in ‘widespread transportation electrification

Green Transportation & Logistics | UNITED STATES
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Even as the U.S. turns away from clean energy, California continues to charge ahead. Empowering the largest investment in the U.S. by the electric industry to transform a transportation system, the California Public Utilities Commission has approved a collective budget of $738 million for four utility companies to “accelerate widespread transportation electrification.” This move, required by a 2015 clean energy law in California, marks…

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17 Apr

2018

Whimsical park built of recycled materials pops up in Shanghai

Whimsical park built of recycled materials pops up in Shanghai

Green Building Materials, Construction & Design | CHINA
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Shanghai’s hip Anfu Road recently sprouted a whimsical urban intervention that shows how one man’s trash create a treasured public space. AIM Architecture and URBAN MATTERS designed the temporary urban park, called Urban Bloom, as an experimental exercise pairing reclaimed pallets with glowing tree-like sculptures. “Transformed into an ideal urban garden, and constructed entirely from artificial means, it is a project for a city that…

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12 Apr

2018

Uravu’s zero-electricity Aqua Panels produce gallons of water from thin air

Uravu’s zero-electricity Aqua Panels produce gallons of water from thin air

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | INDIA
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Uravu, a startup based in Hyderabad, India, has created a device that can produce water from an unlikely source–the air itself. The company’s affordable, electricity-free Aqua Panels use solar thermalenergy to convert vapor into usable water – and they should be available to the public within two years. “There’s no need of any electricity or moving parts,” Uravu co-founder Swapnil Shrivastav told Quartz India. “It is just a passive device that you…

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08 Apr

2018

104% of Portugal’s electricity consumption in March came from renewable energy

104% of Portugal’s electricity consumption in March came from renewable energy

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | PORTUGAL
Published by : Eco Media Asia

March was a good month for renewable energy in Portugal. The country’s monthly clean energyproduction exceeded demand, according to a report from the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) and the Sustainable Earth System Association (ZERO). And this likely won’t be the last time Portugal obtains so much power via clean sources; the report said, “Last month’s achievement is an example of what will happen…

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20 Mar

2018

IE Expo 2018: Asia's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technology Solutions

IE Expo 2018: Asia's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technology Solutions

Others | CHINA
Published by : Eco Media Asia

You're invited to attend the Asia’s leading environmental show on May 3-5, 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, ChinaAsia's leading environmental show, IE expo China 2018 offers an effective business and networking platform for Chinese and international professionals in the environmental sector and is accompanied by first-class technical-scientific conference program. It is the ideal platform for the professionals in the environmental industry to…

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15 Mar

2018

Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand

Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | GERMANY
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Germany fed a whopping 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour into the national grid last weekend, setting a new record by meeting nearly half of the country’s weekend power demand. After the Fukushima disaster, Japan opted to shut down all of its nuclear power stations and Germany followed suit after considerable public pressure. This seems to have paved the way for greater investment in solar energy projects. The Renewable Energy Industry (IWR) in…

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12 Mar

2018

EvoWheel converts almost any bicycle into an electric bike in just 30 seconds

EvoWheel converts almost any bicycle into an electric bike in just 30 seconds

Green Transportation & Logistics | UNITED STATES
Published by : Eco Media Asia

Ready to give your old cruiser a swanky electric makeover? The innovative EvoWheel turns almost any old regular bike into a speedy e-bike in under 30 seconds. The brilliant design, which just launched a fund-raising campaign on Indiegogo, is an app-controlled wheel that gives regular bikes a speed boost up to 20 mph.The EvoWheel design is incredibly user-friendly in terms of installation. With just a wrench, bicyclists just have to replace…

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24 Feb

2018

The E-Fan X jet heralds an electric passenger plane revolution

The E-Fan X jet heralds an electric passenger plane revolution

Green Transportation & Logistics | UNITED KINGDOM
Published by : Eco Media Asia

The E-Fan X is a hybrid-electric jet plane that may herald a new era of electric power in transportation. Designed by a consortium that includes Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens, the E-Fan X will offer partially electric powered flights that are cheaper, quieter, and more sustainable. “Aviation has been the last frontier in the electrification of transport, and slow to catch up,” said Rolls-Royce chief technology officer Paul Stein, according to the…

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22 Feb

2018

New 1 km solar road opens in Jinan, China

New 1 km solar road opens in Jinan, China

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | CHINA
Published by : Eco Media Asia

China is getting in on the solar road-building action. A one-kilometer stretch of solar highway developed by Qilu Transportation Development Group just opened for testing near Jinan, the capital city of China’s Shandong Province. According to Quartz the expressway has three layers: the solar panels rest in the middle, with insulation below and transparent concrete on top.Solar panels sprawl across 5,875 square…

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20 Feb

2018

2017 was the UK’s ‘greenest year’ for energy

2017 was the UK’s ‘greenest year’ for energy

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | UNITED KINGDOM
Published by : Eco Media Asia

The United Kingdom recently marked its greatest year ever for the use of clean energy, breaking 13 national renewable energy records in the process. According to a report by the National Grid, the UK generated more power from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time throughout the month of June. Great Britain also achieved its first full 24 hours of electric power without burning coal in April. These and other achievements…

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