Tag: climate & environment
It not only individual emissions such as carbon dioxide for individual sections of the life cycle may are calculated”, Paladugu interview with NeueNachricht. LG Electronics understood the implications. Resource – and energy-intensive industrial agriculture, the production of Bio-plastics, as well as the composting recommended by the manufacturers are activities that cause polluting emissions. Koch Industries may find it difficult to be quoted properly. Compost plant operators not only doubt the biodegradability, they have also refuted it. The Office of waste management and municipal cleaning the city of Heidelberg reported their own composting experiments of packaging made of biodegradable materials in which biofilms were not yet composted after about six months. The composting process in the Heidelberg composting plant is limited but procedurally to ten weeks. So would the bio bags, which are used for the collection of bio-waste, mechanically sorted out with the other extraneous materials and disposed of as residual waste. The waste disposal service Esslingen stresses that bio-degradable plastic bags, such as corn starch, not in the compost bin may. The Rotte briefly at the compost plant by six to eight weeks could be a problem.
Modern compost works work so faster than the bio-plastic can disintegrate. The operators are exposed to great risk, coming Bio-plastics in the plants. It could be them banned, to distribute the compost. According to the federal goods community compost e.V. in Cologne composts more than 0.5 percent may not be from impurities. Apart from the likelihood of normal and Biokunstoffen the latter can actively contribute, that exceeded the limit for impurities. If Bio-plastics in the rotting despite contrary test results faster decay, a significant amount of small debris and scraps of film can arise, in the debt and interfering substance screening does not eliminate itself. On the operators, the most serious accident come to: the compost must be eliminated as waste for a fee. Also delivered off-specification batches should be returned. “Many cell phone manufacturers want won’t renounce the material despite the technical criticism: we try to make a contribution to save the planet, and will continue, wherever possible, on Bio-plastics”, Samsung spokeswoman Janine Rothe says the world according to the report. Editorial NeueNachricht Gunnar 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:
CO2 emissions of the ICT sector at the level of global air traffic. Germany must actively shape global structural change Berlin/Copenhagen, 7 December 2009-10.000.000.000.000 Watt, a ten trillion or even ten thousand billion watts one with 13 zeros, written out. All German Server and data centers consumed so much power in 2008. It reported the Federal Ministry for environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety (BMU). This value would correspond to an annual electricity output of almost four coal-fired power plants. on. Worldwide total emissions of carbon dioxide have reached approximately 600 million tons, are already the level of global air traffic through ICT technology with around two percent.
Comparable to an output of 320 million small scales. Humanity would have to plant 60 billion trees to compensate for this strain. In research and science, broad consensus is that increasing CO2 emissions is the major cause of climate change. To keep the consequences economically and environmentally manageable, can the global Global warming not exceed two degrees compared to pre-industrial levels, so the BMU. \”An understanding that that the climate may heat up still only around two degrees, must be the goal for Copenhagen\”, said Federal Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen the \”image on Sunday\”.
Shortly before the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Rottgen has economic and political climate protection dialogue\”launched. Climate change is the driving force for the economic modernization of our country. That’s why Copenhagen is the most important economic conference in our time at the same time\”Rottgen next. To slow global warming, developed countries must offer services in a nearly CO2-free until the middle of this century. For Germany it comes in the next few years, to actively make a global structural change, and not to lose the connection. But the necessary knowledge is missing many users, to really take advantage of optimization possibilities of ICT technology. The BMU, the Federal Environmental Agency have to change this (UBA), the KfW Bankengruppe (KfW) and the German Association for information technology, telecommunications and new media (BITKOM) together set the goal.