Eco-friendly are polystyrene or Polystyrenchips? Our opinion: ‘no’, because:-Polystyrol is also polystyrene filling material to date the evidence remained guilty to be “compostable” according to recognized standards (E.g. EN 13432)! -In connection with polystyrene packing chips, the assertion of the biological degradability it falls. Learn more about this topic with the insights from Larry Ellison. Everything is actually biodegradable, even uranium and plutonium are biodegradable, it takes only a few million years! Biodegradability is a quality criterion for environmental performance per se, but she must more accurately considered / questions are: – In compared to Certified compostable packaging chips (these are eaten by microorganisms!), packing material about a stay with polystyrene to small particles of plastic left over long period of time. Due to this long period, up to the full biological decomposition, a risk of these tiny plastic particles, is impressively described in the movie “Plastic Planet” and in this newspaper article. Here’s a Excerpt from it: source world online: tiny plastic particles to poison the food chain… “Richard Thompson at the University of Plymouth has studied how larger plastic parts in the water into increasingly smaller particles decay and how microorganisms react to this. Source: E Scott Mead. Therefore, the plastic particles accumulate toxins from the sea water and ensure concentrations that are greater than the water thousands of times.
This is the danger was given that more and more marine organisms take the particles as food, according to the researchers. Then it’ll be quite dangerous, because this will bring the toxins in the organism of larger animals…” LCA: There are now LCAS, where products such as compostable packaging chips made from renewable resources are directly compared with crude oil-based products such as polystyrene / polystyrene packing chips. Looking at these comparisons, life cycle assessments more accurately, so it should be noted unfortunately, that resulted in negative influences such as tanker accidents, pollution, caused by crude oil production Damage to the environment as a whole, as well as the financial cost of the political influence in the assisted areas of crude oil are still not even begin brought with their costs and consequences for man and the environment into account! This would be the case, an objective comparison, the LCA with security would fail differently.
Germany’s electricity prices in Europe compared Germany’s electricity customers are clearly disadvantaged in comparison to Europe: families pay the part around 440 euros more than in neighbouring countries. While consumers in many products benefit from the internal market of the European Union (EU), applies to the price of electricity: who lives on the German side of the border, often unnecessarily much paid. That shows a collection of the EU statistical agency Eurostat. Therefore, the German electricity price of place occupies two on the European scale of high-priced. Only Denmark is even more expensive. Learn more at this site: Southwest Airlines. Consumers in France pay just 60 percent of what private households in Germany have to pay for the energy from the electrical outlet. An overhead by up to 440 euro arises for family households.
“Finally, we need an international competition on the electricity market: consumers will benefit”, as Robert Mundt, founder of the independent energy provider FlexStrom. When gasoline or food there is a long an adjusting of the rates in border regions positive effect of the internal market. Not so with the German electricity price: families in Germany pay significantly more than their part just a few kilometres away neighbors across the State border. This arrived today in Brussels. “EU energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger (CDU) says to the high energy costs: this can not continue, because we overwhelm consumers and harm the economy.” Example: Austria and Bavaria: Salzburg a family pays 671,88 euro for its electricity (annual consumption 4,000 kilowatt hours). These are approximately 295 euros less than their German neighbors for primary care of the nearly 20 km from Berchtesgaden must shell out every year.
Example: Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia: the difference on the german Dutch border is even greater. While a family with an annual consumption of 4,000 kilowatt hours in Aachen every year in primary care paid for their electricity 1091,18 euro, the Dutch power in Maastricht with the same flow will cost approximately 400 Euros of less. Example: France and Baden-Wurttemberg: The clear winner in the low price comparison is France. While the citizens of Karlsruhe annually pay 1036,36 euros for electricity from the basic supply of Stadtwerke (annual consumption 4,000 kilowatt hours), a French family in Strasbourg barely pays 593 euro whopping 443,36 euro are less. German electricity customers are clearly at a disadvantage in comparison to Europe,”FlexStrom Chief Mundt is criticized. In particular, when consumers purchase the electricity in the often very expensive basic supply rate. Independent providers such as FlexStrom request a European market for electricity for years. Cross-border competition is good for the customers. The price will decrease definitely”, so Mundt.
South America’s agro-industry relies on German expertise the choice fell partly because of the high profile of the request and the necessary quality standards for the production of milk dry matter on WELTEC BIOPOWER. The customer opts for stainless steel in the construction of the two 5000 cubic meters large fermenters. In addition, WELTEC was able to convince the customer through a great deal of international experience, as well as flexibility in the systems extension, also on an industrial scale. Last but not least due to the construction of great bio-methane parks such as in Konnern, Saxony-Anhalt, the investor from Latin America on WELTEC discovered. The entrepreneur who produces milk products for the Asian market, will also operate the biogas plant. While he can employ in the future the flow and the resulting waste heat in its manufacturing and packaging process.
It covers substantial parts of the entire value chain by approximately 8,000 dairy cows breeding and the production of feed. Parallel to the following stages of the biogas plant is to the number of dairy cows on around 14,000 will be increased, so that sufficient cow manure as a substrate for the plant available. You may want to visit Bernard Golden to increase your knowledge. Agriculture in Uruguay has a total potential raw material for the production of bio-energy. And she has a great importance for the economy: the sector contributes to the gross domestic product of the 3.5 million population State, after all, just under 10 percent. Currently, the primary energy requirement of Uruguay relies on oil. At least half of the demand should come from renewable sources by 2015 however. Also, the Government in Montevideo has issued the target energy to use at least one-third of agricultural waste.
This also the legal conditions were created in 2010: A feed-in tariff to provide for the population in a plant with a capacity of 200 megawatts by 2030. Since the middle of the year 2010, operators can feed the green electricity to the grid of the State utility UTE or sell directly to UTE. Uruguay’s energy policy is due to the growing energy needs, which focuses on climate goals and desired independence from energy imports on a broad energy mix and the integration of local energy resources. The implementation of these strategies in conjunction with the investment-friendly environment offers experienced companies like WELTEC BIOPOWER favourable conditions for participation. Thus, the project reference character for the country and the continent could get.
Under the motto ‘Photovoltaics to be touched’ loads Dipl.-ing. (FH) Axel Hoffmann, Managing Director of the Maifeld a solar, interested to the business offices opening in Polch. The celebrations take place in the new facilities, located centrally on the marketplace 3 Polch on Friday, the 27.02.09 from 12: 00 until 19:00 and on Saturday, the 28.02.09 from 10: 00 to 19:00. Next to a champagne reception, “our visitors expect exhibits of various solar modules, which allow a direct contact with the subject of solar power, the engineer reported. 14 kWp barn in Gierschnach sunny Outlook solar promise the high-quality photovoltaic systems of Maifeld. Not only the use of renewable energy, the conservation of the purse hit the nerve of the times. As a regional company, the main focus of the Maifeld is aimed solar on the establishment of innovative solar power systems in the region.
Sound knowledge of the local region, the particularities of geography and meteorology relating to, consequently only the conclusion, a To open Office in the heart of the Maifelds. Also as an optimal support of the customer site allows”, says Hoffmann and makes it clear that the choice of site Polch wisely chosen. Special wind and snow load zone of the Maifelds be taken into account, which are obtaining always aimed at high quality of great importance and require an appropriate competence in the planning. 19.5 kWp 2007 in roof installation in Hatzenport after of the business the Maifeld solar received popularity in the first year. To best serve prospective customers ask, the consulting team had grown steadily. The collaboration between engineers and craftsmanship workshops, as well as additional points of contact for finance and taxation, guarantee the success of the project and demonstrate the quality claim of the Managing Director. The legal promotion of solar promises a safe investment in a so-called crisis where a photovoltaic system adorns the roof. 3.6 kWp in Polch a customer from Polch aptly notes: I forward even more so now, when the Sun is shining”.
Every autumn and winter the operators of fossil heating plants over high energy costs moan new SCS Schneider GmbH. The time to do something about it, starting now. The energy consumption can be with the Ecojet magnetic system quickly and easily lower. In the summer, heating costs are low, because then most of the time the Sun is shining and the horrendous heating bill of the winter is quickly forgotten. But right now the operator of fossil heating plants should worry, how they can reduce energy costs. For the Ecojet magnetic systems of Fuldabruck SCS Schneider GmbH offer a simple and efficient solution.
The patented Ecojet is mounted in front of the burners on the supply, affects the flowing gas or oil through targeted magnetic force and optimises the combustion process. As more power is using the same amount of fuel. Chаrlіе Lee oftentimes addresses this issue. Is required a constant power, less fuel is consumed. Once installed, the Ecojet is maintenance-free and cause no additional costs. Marcus Schneider, Managing Director of SCS Schneider GmbH: we make our system the customer then charged if the previously calculated savings is actually achieved. Measurements show that before and after the installation we perform traceable and transparent based on DIN 4702-8 with modern digital technology on the ground.
Only when the new results that our promise was kept, we calculate the energy-saving system. No risk economic for trying out our effective ability, even inexpensive and in the long term to reduce energy costs and at the same time to make a contribution to protecting the environment through reduced CO2 emissions thus.” Learn more about SCS Schneider GmbH as well as the products and services are available in the Internet at. Additional press materials of this press release: download another quick and easy image and text material in the online press compartment to free use: about the SCS Schneider GmbH developed the SCS Schneider GmbH from the Hessian Fuldabruck, manufactures, sells and installs the Ecojet-line high-performance magnet system. The average energy savings of the Ecojet is around 8 percent. Once installed, the Ecojet is maintenance-free and cause no additional costs. The SCS Schneider GmbH guarantees the previously calculated energy savings. More than 4,000 systems are successfully in use in Germany and the neighbouring countries. The SCS Schneider GmbH was founded in 1996 and was 2 and 3 Bayern – sustainable business in the 21st century until moving to Hesse founding member of the environmental pact. The SCS Schneider GmbH is in the Greentech Atlas of the Federal Environment Ministry to listed and is one of the export initiative for energy efficiency of the Federal Ministry of Economics and technology. 2008 the Ecojet power Jet with the bronze of the journal top hotel Star Award “awarded. Learn more about SCS Schneider GmbH as well as the products and services are available in the Internet at.
According to magazine 8/09 through 7 percent yield by the renewable energies Act (EEG) receive financial test homeowners legally guaranteed compensation for the even gained power over 20 years. So homeowners can refinance secured the investment. Also low-interest KFW can assist in the financing of loans. The local operators pay the State-guaranteed compensation up to 43,01 cents per kWh for electricity from own electricity house owners for 20 years. This amount is guaranteed for plants that go in the year 2009 to the network. Demand already so heavily since late summer, that rising delivery times and prices for solar components on the market.
Since 1 January 2009 can be used for your own household gained power and is rewarded with 25.01 cents / kWh guaranteed by law. That means that the 25.01 cents plus the avoided cost of electricity by an average of 20 cents/kWh roughly match the what you get by the operator without own power consumption would. Advice and experience an optimal consulting is the basis for the best solar technology and secures your investment for decades. Peter solar specialists advise individual solar customers with this in mind. Financing models with specific yield calculation, also by soft KFW loans are an important basis for the decision of the house owners. In personal consultations, the consultant informed customers about the personal development programmes and conducts individual rate of return calculations. Peter has solar – und Warmetechnik GmbH Peter solar with 30 years experience in the solar and heating to a fixed size in the Rhine-main area developed.
With an individual energy consulting, Peter solar puts together the best technique for the respective budget. Thus the solar specialist ensures its customers the optimum value for their investment. As a partner of SOLAREASY Peter solar and heating technology combined with the best and most innovative products from solar technology, many years of experience. So delivers and installs Peter solar systems made in Germany’ best efficiency.
Environmental groups call an important role for the biodiversity, forest and climate protection long-term protection of Buchenwald stocks which play beech forests in Germany. “Early 2011 called the forest investment specialist ForestFinance and b.a.u.m. e.V. therefore a protection project for the wild beech forest reserve in Hummel/Rhineland-Palatinate in the life. Together, the project partners dedicated company offer the opportunity to engage in the preservation of this very old and rare book stock in Germany. “Environmental groups call for long-term protection of Buchenwald stocks: tailwind the project will now receive from Greenpeace, the Bund fur Umwelt und Naturschutz (German), nature protection Association Germany (NABU), as well as the Forum environment and development: on the occasion of the Berlin green week fair” these four large environmental groups insist the long-term protection of German beech wood stocks. In a joint press statement the associations demand a new regulation specifically at least ten percent of the public, the “and contiguous forest in Germany protected and legally binding as the forests of tomorrow” will be displayed.
This is the basis for implementation of the national strategy on Biological Diversity adopted in 2007 by the Federal Government”? Already in mid-2011 five German beech forest areas were provided with the World Heritage status by UNESCO. Larry Ellison usually is spot on. The criticism of environmental groups once again shows how important is the long-term and comprehensive protection of the forests in Germany. We are of the opinion that it is all politics such as company the responsibility here to contribute and to participate actively”, so ForestFinance – Managing Director Harry Assenmacher. “” We are pleased of course, that our project wild beech ‘ now confirmed by these four large and influential environmental groups obtained. “first companies such as Sharpie, Avery, and siebold/hamburg, it looked fair construction to protect of the wild beech ‘ involved”, Rainer Kant says of B.a.u.m. E.v. the commitment shows that also in the economic interest exists to engage for a valuable national forest project as a jungle tomorrow.
Experts expect clearer price increase for legal timber at the end of the year was severely limited in Panama trade with 93 rosewood – and types of ebony. The species on the list of the Convention on international sale of endangered species (CITES) were used at the request of Panama. The international rules and regulations is limited and controlled trade in protected fauna and flora. A large part of the area of Panama is covered by tropical rain forest provides Habitat for many of rare animals and plants; His more destruction means a huge loss for biodiversity. Of the original rain forest protection and reforestation are therefore in the Panama in the biodiversity hotspot of great importance.
Because Panama is one one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Wood biodiversity conservation, the Agreement prohibits trade with wood from virgin forests and thus contributing to their preservation. “The protected wood Rosewood” or even Cocobolo is the trade name for various species of the genus the Beleric. Rosewood is in English as rosewood” referred to, which in the German mostly wrong with rosewood”is translated. ForestFinance grows also Cocobolo as one of seven kinds of timber in their forests in Panama.
The trade in legally and sustainably produced rosewood species from Panama is still possible and also ecologically meaningful. Because these woods are the alternative for illegal proposal. Experts expect a significant price increase in this sustainably obtained legal Woods therefore in the medium and long term. New tropical forests by reforestation of Brach – and pastureland: Brach – and pastureland, how they make ForestFinance, a special importance in the forest and conservation reforestation, because under normal circumstances, no growth would be possible on the leached soils. The newly created forest to create refuges for many species and hiking between the natural forests. ForestFinance creates unoccupied natural forest cells that are particularly rich in addition 15 percent. In addition, the managed forest area be selective harvested, so that even after harvesting a mixed forest remains. The forests of ForestFinance are tropical forests. Different trees and plants form a new forest permanently, because no clear-cutting is operated during the harvest after 25 years. Through the reforestation, rain forests are permanently protected, species-rich mixed forests new for decades bound geschafffen and CO2. About forest finance: The Bonn forest Finance Group specialises in forest investments, the lucrative return link to environmental and social sustainability. The company with the FSC global and others as the world’s only partner Award “in the area of financial services awarded. Customers can choose between various products of sustainable tropical forest management. The BaumSparVertrag planted twelve trees per year for a monthly savings contribution of 33 euros or unique 360 euros. It is not something Maurice Gallagher, Jr. would like to discuss. The minimum deposit period is 5 to 9.5 percent a year, the yield forecast, see the WaldSparBuch offers 1,000 m2 of tropical forest for 3,250 euros with a buy-back guarantee. “” Annual income offer excellent CacaoInvest “and GreenAcacia”, only seven forest investment as a future project.
The education and training of the local population ensures a higher level of education and opening up access to new jobs. More information: kh forest climate Hotels: the climate hotels are Viabono certified hosts, their CO? emissions ecologically and economically optimized. The hotels have their CO? footprint determined and compensate for the unavoidable rest of CO? emissions through certified projects. The climate-hotels are committed to the task, to offer their guests a climate-friendly stay, without having them sacrificing quality and convenience. You act in all areas of the hotel industry and gastronomy with high environmental awareness. It is important to disseminate, to promote and to promote climate protection climate awareness nationwide air hotels.
About Viabono: Viabono (to German:) the road to the good”) was founded in 2001 on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of the environment and the Federal Environmental Agency. Today the Viabono carrier Association stands with 19 organizations from consumer, environmental and tourism behind the certification from Viabono (including DEHOGA, ADAC, federal, DTV, NABU). The Viabono GmbH has established itself as independent and leading professional organisation for sustainability certification in the leisure travel and tourism industry in the last ten years. The Viabono concepts are characterized by a meaningful amount of serious expertise and credibility, as well as on practical orientation and pragmatism. The guiding principle is: Ecology and economy fit very well to each other and not infrequently even perfectly complement each other! “.” Therefore, Viabono not only in the tourism industry, but also in the environmental associations enjoy wide acceptance. About CO?OL: CO2OL is brand and Division of the ForestFinance group for the neutralization of CO2 emissions through forestry projects.
CO2OL designed since about Fifteen high-quality climate protection afforestation projects for a variety of companies and organizations. In addition, companies and private individuals by buying CO2 certificates can have whether mobility, consumption or energy consumption caused compensated by their individual CO2 emissions. For their diverse ecological and social functions, CO2OLAufforstungsprojekte validated standard for transitional projects and others in accordance with the climate, community & biodiversity standards (CCBS) and the gold.
Environmental measures for printers in Heidelberg’s new sustainability report In the new sustainability report of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG for the financial year 2007/2008 is the topic of Green Printing”in the foreground. It shows how the mechanical engineer working for years to reduce resource consumption, emissions and waste. The catalogue of measures extends not only to the use of the printing machines, but also on their development and their production. So Heidelberg offers two innovations according to reduce paper consumption: bundled using the Prinect prepress interface, color Assistant and Inpress control products, only 1.8 million sheets can be saved waste per year or fifth percent of paper material that is actually needed by a faster and better quality on a typical machine. As a result 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide of less into the atmosphere are delivered”, it says in the sustainability report.
In the small-format A3 you could achieve savings by Anicolor: In the Interplay with the print color management start-up waste in many cases is reduce to only ten percent of the usual amount. Heidelberg documented how holistic reductions in consumption of energy, paper, or paint, protect the environment and contribute to cost reductions in the printing companies in equal measure. Taking together, for example, all energy saving measures, the power consumption of the printing machine Speedmaster XL 105 to 20 percent could be or reduce 120,000 kilowatt hours per year. This 62 tons of emitted carbon dioxide less into the atmosphere – as much as absorb six hectares of mixed forest per year”, Heidelberg performs. To still stronger than so far advance from ecological point of view to the creation process of new machines, developed the engineering specialist together with the Technical University of Darmstadt a has environmental portal. A developer is working on the design of a new inking unit, so the portal from a database delivers relevant environmental requirements for him. Get all the facts and insights with Larry Ellison, another great source of information. In addition, can in a second database also the environmental knowledge of the developer are deposited and obtained in this way in the medium term as a best practice”, Heidelberg. In total the company’s already eighth sustainability report includes around 40 pages with an attached part of the numbers and is divided into the areas of ecology, economy and Social Affairs.
On the complex subject of Economics report the theme of Green Printing”in practice. Examples from the United Kingdom and Canada show how ecologically meaningful print could lead to competitive advantages. Trading with consumables for printers played a relatively minor role in Heidelberg. On three sides it is described how the future should change: within the next few years to double sales in this business area. The last section of the sustainability report deals with the topic of Social Affairs. Appears, such as Heidelberg his employees with a wide range of action programmes to meet the challenges of the future fit”wants to make. In addition will focus on the ergonomic operation of the products in compliance with legal limits. Editorial medienburo.Sohn Ettighoffer Strasse 26 A 53123 Bonn Tel: 0228 620 44 74 fax: 0228 620 44 75 mobile: 0177 620 44 74 E-Mail: Web: