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Unread newspapers insulate buildings

ISOCELL's custom-made insulating materials are made from recycled newspapers. The cellulose-based product has excellent properties and low climate impact.

A sharing economy in the garden

Many products are only used occasionally. Husqvarna Battery Box is a new sharing service where homeowners can rent electric gardening tools when they need them, using an app. The tools are picked up from an unmanned, connected tool shed placed in the neighbourhood.

Beer with smaller climate impact

Our drinking habits and the beer market have changed a lot in recent years. Ten years ago, there were about 20 breweries operating in Sweden. Today, the number is closer to 190. In the 1970s, Systembolaget (the government owned chain of liquor stores with monopoly on alcohol sales in Sweden) offered 50 different kinds of beer. Now, thousands of beers are available. In the 1970s, few except the environmental authorities made any connection between beer production and the environment, or linked business opportunities to environmental advantage.

The ships of the future are here

The shipping company Furetank is making their fleet more environment friendly and sustainable through a range of measures, e.g. adopting LNG (liquid natural gas) as fuel. The new vessels will emit less, reduce climate impact and provide competitive advantage.

All carrier bags are not created equal

Plastic waste is one of the great environmental concerns in a global perspective. In Sweden, plastic carrier bags are thin and strong, and often find reuse before being recycled. More and more products are made from recycled material and bioplastics.

GMO’s – a controversial tool

A growing world population requires ever-increasing food production. One of the possible methods is to genetically modify plants and animals. GMOs can contribute to feeding people, but can also be an environmental benefit by reducing the environmental impact of pesticide use in agriculture, contributing to less soil erosion, and reduce nutrient discharges from fish farms.

All carrier bags are not created equal

Plastic waste is one of the great environmental concerns in a global perspective. In Sweden, plastic carrier bags are thin and strong, and often find reuse before being recycled. More and more products are made from recycled material and bioplastics.

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Energy efficient paper industry

The forest industry is efficient at transforming forest biomass to paper – but the manufacturing consumes a lot of electricity. A joint research project between business and academy aims to optimize processes and cut energy consumtion in half.

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The ships of the future are here

The shipping company Furetank is making their fleet more environment friendly and sustainable through a range of measures, e.g. adopting LNG (liquid natural gas) as fuel. The new vessels will emit less, reduce climate impact and provide competitive advantage.

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Environment-friendly wind turbine maintenance

Wind turbine maintenance includes regular oil changes 100 meters above ground, a cumbersome process causing two days of downtime. The company Energiservice has developed an oil change vehicle that can service two turbines in a single day.

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The Swedish project Advantage Environment provides information about existing and future products designed to reduce environmental impacts.

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