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Ads delivered to your mailbox? German activists say 'nein'

The Telegraph India 20 Jun 2022
Over 28 billion printed ads land in German mailboxes every year, wasting resources and polluting ... The group pointed to the Dutch city of Amsterdam, which implemented a similar system in 2018 and has been saving 6,000 tons of paper and hundreds of waste disposal trips every year.

The circular economy - Amsterdam's climate revolution

RTE 14 Jun 2022
As part of Amsterdam's circular economy strategy, the city has committed to reducing food waste by 50% by 2030 ... Amsterdam is trying to dramatically reduce food waste in the city ... For this aim to be reached – for waste to be reduced to an absolute minimum and for the city's ...

Dare to Repair is back! Fix your stuff for FREE

Buffalo Rising 01 Jun 2022
Dare to Repair is reducing waste by connecting those with a need to those with the know-how ... Started by The Tool Library and Buffalo Recycles, Dare to Repair Cafes are Western New York’s take on the global Repair Cafe movement, which started more than 10 years ago in Amsterdam.

Expansion of Biodiesel Production and Distribution in Amsterdam

The Maritime Executive 28 May 2022
Argent Energy, which has been producing biodiesel made from waste organic fats and oils since 2005, reports the expansion in Amsterdam will increase production capacity in the Port of Amsterdam by 440,000 tons of biofuel per year with the expansion of its manufacturing facility.

5-season drought: Man United knocked out of CL by Atlético

Columbia Missourian 16 Mar 2022
I wouldn’t say they were decisive, but at least he fell too often for those time-wasting antics and, in the end, four minutes extra time was a joke for me.” ... Ajax couldn’t halt a 26-year winless streak at home in the knockout rounds of the European competition, losing to Benfica in Amsterdam, to waste a perfect campaign in the group stage.

A new solution to the old pollution problem

Gulf Daily News 25 Jan 2022
NOWADAYS, an enormous amount of plastic production and discharge of its waste is causing severe environmental pollution ... Moreover, public benches in Amsterdam, beach furniture in Greece, Olympic 2020 (Japan) podiums (98 in total) were all made from local waste plastics.

Inside Finland’s Plan to End All Waste by 2050

Time Magazine 20 Jan 2022
Most modern economies are linear—they rest on a “take, make, waste” model in which natural resources are extracted, their valuable elements are transformed into products, and anything left over (along with the products themselves when they are no longer useful) is discarded as waste.

Roboats are autonomous ferries, waste collectors and bridges all in one - CNET

CNET 23 Nov 2021
Fully electric, autonomous boats are being tested in Amsterdam. The boats can carry people, gather waste and link together to form floating infrastructure ... .

Insulation from old jeans, walls from waste concrete: Less guilt and more solutions are needed ...

Phys Dot Org 01 Nov 2021
This creates an unfair set-up ... Architecture studio Lendager Group has built a three-storey town row house in Copenhagen utilizing recycled waste concrete, disused floorboards, and reused double windows. In Amsterdam, ABN AMRO bank built a negotiating center, Circl, from recycled materials ... Citation. Insulation from old jeans, walls from waste concrete.

7 climate science innovations that might actually help save the planet

New York Post 30 Oct 2021
The Great Bubble Barrier (currently used in Amsterdam) pushes river plastic and debris to the surface and collects it, without obstructing ships or wildlife ... The bubble “curtain” is angled diagonally, which uses the natural flow of the waterway to push the waste to a waiting catch area to collect it for proper disposal.

Autonomous Boats for Passengers and Logistics on Amsterdam’s Canals

The Maritime Executive 29 Oct 2021
A research project led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions has successfully developed two full-scale prototypes of autonomous vessels to operate in the Amsterdam canals ... With 165 canals winding alongside busy city streets, about a quarter of Amsterdam’s surface area is water.

MIT will deploy robotic boats in Amsterdam that can carry five passengers

Engadget 27 Oct 2021
This year, Roboat's creators are launching its full-scale version, which can carry up to five passengers, collect waste and deliver goods, in Amsterdam ... The new Roboats will debut on October 28th in the waters of Amsterdam. Stephan van Dijk, Director of Innovation at Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, said.

A very crooked crime fighter: How one man helped flood the streets he was paid ...

The Daily Mail 26 Oct 2021
But others were not so sure ... 'They haven't got the manpower.' ... In 2016, academics published research which suggested that cocaine use in parts of Teesside was higher per person than in major European cities including Amsterdam, London and Paris. The results were found by analysing domestic waste water and measuring residue of the Class A drug ... .

Autonomous Vehicles: Hype or Reality?

Quillette 19 Oct 2021
Deliveries are a challenge in cities like Amsterdam where water covers over 20 percent of its surface area—its waterway system of over 60 miles of canals is a main source for transportation ... Amsterdam could potentially use these prototypes as a delivery service as well as for waste collection and water taxis to reduce traffic congestion.

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