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100% fossil-free recyclable polymer - Avantium reaches key commercial milestone for its FDCA flagship plant with commitments for >50% of its output
Avantium N.V., a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, announces that it has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Resilux, an international rigid plastic packaging supplier, for the supply of PEF resin from the planned Avantium FDCA flagship plant.
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Accord Housing Association has secured planning permission for a ground breaking development of virtually plastic free affordable homes in Redditch.
A new interactive map, predicts the shocking speed of erosion on England's coastline over the next 20, 50 and 100 years, with thousands of homes at risk of being lost as our coastline fades away.
As part of the new extension of Tate St Ives, Eco Green Roofs have designed and installed a green roof system to complement both the architecture of the building and the surrounding coastal landscape. The project has been celebrated with a number of industry awards, including being shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
The Canary Wharf Group feel they can prove plastic pollution-free living is possible for other urban centres with their pledge to become the world's first Plastic Free Commercial Centre - joining forces with the Surfers Against Sewage campaign.
Arup is calling on arid cities to move on from a 1950s model of city planning and design, or face becoming increasingly less habitable as they become drier. The report urges cities to learn from innovative developments around the world, such as industrial-scale fog and dew harvesting and cooling pavements that can reduce ambient temperatures by up to 7 degrees.
Come and see us ! The Environment Times, as part of its 25 year celebrations will be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2018 this week, 6-8 March at ExCel in London's Docklands. Our stand number is C181. Founding Directors, Editor Duncan Ashcroft and Marketing Manager Susanne Karmy, will both be there, so come along for a chat ! Just click on the link below to register for your free ticket.
Modular buildings manufactured offsite, that are environmentally sound and go towards solving the affordable housing crisis, are set for a new product standard by BRE to change the consumer perception of poor quality 'prefabs'. The standard will be explained at the forthcoming ecobuild 2018 next month.
Nottingham is now producing almost three tonnes less of CO2 per year per person than it was in 2005, and central government statistics show that the city has smashed its climate change targets four years early. The data shows a 33% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005, beating a target set by Nottingham City Council to reach a 26% reduction by 2020.
A pioneering north of England street tree research project could hold the answer to urban flooding. Initial results from the scheme, the first of its kind in the UK, showed the trees were able to hold 40% of the water run-off and delay the rate it went back into the sewer by 2 hours.