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Making paper without cutting trees
Same-day delivery without harming the environment
Fighting climate change by decarbonizing diesel generators
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🍂 Making paper without cutting trees
Ukrainian company Releaf is taking real steps to revolutionize the paper industry.
It uses fallen leaves collected by city authorities to make paper for writing, bags, and boxes. It has patented technology that turns the leaves' fibers into cellulose, which can be used to make paper.
The system works with any kind of leaf, giving the company easy access to the raw materials they need.
Releaf does not collect the leaves itself but instead uses existing processes in European cities, where the infrastructure of leaf gathering is already in place.
It has made a deal with city authorities to deliver the leaves to their production facilities.
By using fallen leaves, Releaf is not cutting down trees to produce paper, which helps reduce deforestation.
During the production of Releaf Paper, the emission of CO2 is 78 percent less, and the company consumes three times less energy and 15 times less water compared to traditional paper production methods.
Their paper is biodegradable and recyclable.
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📦 Same-day delivery without harming the environment
Delivery in a Dash…Are we not all accustomed to fast deliveries by now? We can order something in the evening and it will arrive at our doorstep before we wake up or even before we go to sleep. Although this convenience is great, we are paying an environmental cost for it. More and faster deliveries require more vehicles on the road, resulting in increased emissions.
Sustainability with Every Package…Amsterdam-based company Bringly aims to enable brands to offer sustainable deliveries without sacrificing the convenience of fast delivery. They have developed software that determines the most sustainable delivery option per package (should we send it through a traditional carrier OR EV carrier OR Bike Carrier).
The decision is made based on the optimal route and available capacity.
On one hand, there are shops, hubs, dark stores, and central distribution centers.
On the other hand, it has partnered with existing courier services, optimizing and leveraging their resources.
Tracking Your Eco-Progress…Brands can track the amount of CO2 reduction that occurs with each delivery. They can share this information with customers or use it to comply with regulations.
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⚡ Fighting climate change by decarbonizing diesel generators
Power Struggle…Numerous industries, such as construction, mining, film production, and healthcare, lack access to grid power. However, they require 24/7 backup power to keep their operations running smoothly. Therefore, they often rely on diesel generators to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity. Unfortunately, diesel generators run on fossil fuels and, as a result, produce a significant amount of emissions.
Kapture Filters…Australia-based Kapture wants to tackle that. While most of the startups are tackling large-scale CO2 emissions, Kapture wants to focus on small-scale emissions emitted by diesel generators.
They’ve developed a user-friendly, low-cost technology in the form of a filter.
The filter can be retrofitted to any diesel generator, small or large, and capture CO2 emissions from them
This prevents the CO2 from reaching the atmosphere and it is discarded back into the soil
Breathing Easier…In a world where 1 in 5 people die from air pollution as a result of burning fossil fuels, this could bring a significant positive impact.
😹 Some Good News
Coldplay's Coolplay: Coldplay’s eco-friendly tour has reduced its carbon emissions by nearly half.
Re-seating the Gold: Paris Olympics goes green with recycled plastic stadium seats.
Fossil Fools: Only the super wealthy stand to lose money from shutting down fossil fuels, study finds.
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