Swedish Student Turns Toxic Textile-Factory Effluent Into Clean Water

Lund University, Maria Jonstrup, toxic dyes, water pollution,<br /><br /><br /><br />eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion,<br /><br /><br /><br />sustainable style

One of the least-glamorous aspects of the garment industry are the toxic chemicals used to dye textiles. Although support abounds for less-harmful dyes, along with stronger regulations to process the tainted effluent before it’s discharged, hormone-disrupting substances and their ilk continue to find their way into waterways and drinking supplies in countries such as China, India, and Bangladesh. One research student at Lund University in Sweden, however, might hold the key to an environmentally friendly purification process that leaves only clean water behind. Sigue leyendo

Volvo presentará en el Salón de Detroit el ‘concept’ XC60 híbrido enchufable

El fabricante sueco de automóviles Volvo Car Corporation presentará durante el próximo Salón Internacional del Automóvil de Detroit su nuevo coche de concepto XC60 híbrido enchufable, informó la compañía, que señaló que combina las características de un coche eléctrico, de uno convencional y de uno híbrido.

El presidente y consejero delegado de la empresa, Stefan Jacoby, explicó que la tecnología que incorpora el prototipo del XC60 híbrido enchufable «es tan ingeniosa como única». Así, destacó que el conductor puede llevar a cabo una conducción realmente eficiente sin comprometer el confort y las prestaciones. En la versión eléctrica, Sigue leyendo

Eco-tourism: A sustainable trade?

If there is «good money» to be made, then tourism with any eco-twist will attract big investment.

Top of the wish list for eco-travellers, often, are small islands, fringed with picture-postcard beaches and definitively far from any madding crowds.

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