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The world’s first Svanen jeans

For garments, the Swan Ecolabel requires that the entire product lifecycle fulfills strict requirements - from the cotton field to the recycling. The Swedish fashion brand Velour by Nostalgi now presents the world's first jeans to carry the Swan Ecolabel.

Paper-based packaging solutions reduce environmental impact

BillerudKorsnäs, a leader in sustainability according to DJSI, creates biobased packaging solutions that are climate efficient compared to the materials they replace. A recently launched sealed, stable paper bag is the first of its kind in the world - and the company is currently developing a revolutionary paper bottle for carbonated beverages.

Hybrid for long haul transports

After five years of research, Volvo Trucks has unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck, which reduces fuel consumption by 30 percent. In addition to improved aerodynamics and reduced weight, the truck features a hybrid powertrain - one of the first of its kind for heavy-duty trucks in long haul applications.

Rainwear from recycled materials

Tretorn and Naturkompaniet launch a collection of rainwear made from recycled waste materials. Another collection will be launched in spring, made from recycled fishnets once drifting in the ocean.

Sustainable technology inspired by nature’s complexity

Biomimetics or biomimicry is the interdisciplinary field where biology, engineering and sustainability come together. The processes, systems and solutions found in nature are proven, energy efficient and circular by definition, and inspire new technology and innovation.

Hybrid for long haul transports

After five years of research, Volvo Trucks has unveiled the Volvo Concept Truck, which reduces fuel consumption by 30 percent. In addition to improved aerodynamics and reduced weight, the truck features a hybrid powertrain – one of the first of its kind for heavy-duty trucks in long haul applications.

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Sustainable technology inspired by nature’s complexity

Biomimetics or biomimicry is the interdisciplinary field where biology, engineering and sustainability come together. The processes, systems and solutions found in nature are proven, energy efficient and circular by definition, and inspire new technology and innovation.

Read More

Paper-based packaging solutions reduce environmental impact

BillerudKorsnäs, a leader in sustainability according to DJSI, creates biobased packaging solutions that are climate efficient compared to the materials they replace. A recently launched sealed, stable paper bag is the first of its kind in the world – and the company is currently developing a revolutionary paper bottle for carbonated beverages.

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Lush city forests clean the air

Smog formed by particulate matter and pollution is a serious problem in many growing urban areas. In the future, vertical forests and trees planted on building facades may be an important tool to combat pollution. Forest cities are under development in China, and active plant walls derived from space technology increase the air purification power of plants a hundredfold.

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Rainwear from recycled materials

Tretorn and Naturkompaniet launch a collection of rainwear made from recycled waste materials. Another collection will be launched in spring, made from recycled fishnets once drifting in the ocean.

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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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