Building materials giant Holcim will recycle shoes and manufacturing waste into fuel for its cement plant based in Vietnam.
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Last month, we took a look at a biogas production program for rural Vietnam. We’ve now got updated information on this innovative use of animal waste.
This waste to energy project from Climate Friendly brings electricity to rural Vietnamese households by building biogas systems for animal poop.
TAU Investment management is investing millions in Southeast Asian garment factory sustainability & safety after deadly disasters last years.
Coca-Cola’s 2nd Lives offers bottle caps for used drink bottles that turn them into other products. Are these great upcycling ideas, or just more marketing?
By Lester R. Brown In early December 2004, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo “ordered the military and police to crack down on illegal logging, after flash floods and landslides, triggered by rampant deforestation, killed nearly 340 people,” according to news reports. Fifteen years earlier, in 1989, the government of Thailand announced a nationwide ban on […]
Leather manufacturer ISA Tan Tec will spend $8.7 million on its new, Vietnam-based tannery aimed at producing leather using fewer resources than industry standards. The German/Chinese company was founded by CEO Thomas Schneider, who said that the demand from its clients for ecologically friendly leather is increasing rapidly. The Ho Chi Minh City location, set to open in mid-2009, will have 280 employees churning out two million square meters of leather a year.
By Janet Larsen http://www.earth-policy.org/Updates/2008/Update76.htm Standing before the United Nations General Assembly in October 1987, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of the Maldives, made an appeal representing “an endangered nation.” That year for the first time, “unusual high waves” in the Indian Ocean inundated a quarter of the urban area on the capital island of Male’, flooded […]