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Recycled leather for walls, flooring, seats etc
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-28 12:15:44 UTC
The Andeline collection exists of recycled leather veneer made from pulverized leather fibers extracted from car seat and luxurious handbag manufacturers. Leather is composed of leather fibres and mixed with natural latex and Acacia tree bark as a binding …
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Moso Bamboo a carbon neutral material over its lifecycle
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-21 06:30:29 UTC
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the commonly accepted methodology to systematically assess the environmental impact of a product or material over the full life cycle, thus from the extraction of resources until the end phase of demolition or recycling (from …
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ECO-High-pressure laminate
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-08-08 13:18:31 UTC
The world’s first high pressure laminate free of formaldehyde and phenols. These green-laminate boards have a formaldehyde emission of < 0.01 PPM acc. to EN DIN 717/1 Their core is made of Bagasse, fibres left over after sugar is extracted from sugarcane. …
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Paper as a textile
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-07-31 13:15:56 UTC
Paper is a cellulose non-woven and has therefor similar characteristics as cotton and viscose. Textiles made form paper can be crisp, translucent, lightweight and often make wonderful rustling sounds when worn. No wonder it is used in wedding dresses! …
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Bamboo's versatility
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-07-23 13:44:56 UTC
Bamboo is a wonder plant by all accounts. Its many uses include erosion control, watershed protection, soil remediation, and environmental greening. Increased awareness of bamboo’s immense potential will create livelihood opportunities and contribute to …
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Carbon dioxide absored by manufacturing cement
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-06-25 20:03:08 UTC
Novacem’s carbon negative cement is based on magnesium oxide and offers the cement industry a scalable alternative to current carbon intensive production. No carbon emissions are released from the magnesium silicate raw material used, and overall more …
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Rhubarb tanned leather
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-05-21 15:22:14 UTC
Typical making leather is a dirty business with lot’s of water consumption and polluted waste water. Ecopell is making a leather with a smaller environmental impact. They produce in Germany and use german hides, a by-product of the meat industry to make …
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EPP Expanded PolyPropylen
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-05-18 06:22:47 UTC
Smooth skinned, EPP exists mainly out of air, only 5% of its volume is actual material. It is completely odour- less, emissionfree, and is 100% recyclable. When EPP is made, there is actually a positive impact because recycled CO2 is utilised. Like water …
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Why we need to avoid using Volatile Organic Compounds; the what and alternatives
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-05-03 17:11:12 UTC
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects like causing respiratory problems, some are found to increase …
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Lead free solder comparison
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-04-25 07:04:31 UTC
The USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well the IKP, University of Stuttgart, have performed a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of the environmental impacts of lead-free and tin-lead solder, as used in electronic products. For bar solders, when only …

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