Many companies have adopted a proactive approach to the environment, with the aim of utilizing natural resources more efficiently and reducing the environmental impact of production processes, transportation and products. From green chemistry to nanotechnology, any number of fields present opportunities for dramatic environmental improvements.

A crazy chair

It’s been claimed that the IKEA catalogue is second only to the Bible among the world’s most widely distributed publications. Whether that particular factoid is true or not, the guide to affordable design put out by Sweden’s leading home furnishings retailer—with an annual circulation of about 100 million in some 40 different editions—has a huge readership. From modest beginnings...

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Nanotechnology – a toolkit with many practical application areas

After 30 years’ research in the field of nanoscience, there are today more than 200 products on the market which have been developed using this technology. The particles have long been used in coloured glass, but they are also increasingly being used as colour in tyres, paints, concrete, UV-filters in sunscreen products and in cosmetics. Nano surfaces which repel...

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Longopac – not just any old waste bag

A lot of what is happening in the environmental and recycling industries is happening quietly and in stages. Improvements are rarely spectacular and so are rarely highlighted by the media. Nonetheless, progress is being made in the area of environmental sustainability which can generate significant gains, both for the environment and the tax-payer. Waste generated by the medical services...

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Green chemistry– chemicals from renewable sources and biological processes

One type of biotechnology which may lead to huge changes in a number of industrial sectors is industrial biotechnology. Industrial biotechnology means that enzymes and microorganisms are used in the processing and production of chemicals, rather than the current approach of using synthetic chemicals and fossil oil products as the starting point. The utilisation of renewable raw materials may...

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Turning environmental issues to business advantage

Farsighted companies can turn many of the current environmental problems to their commercial advantage. For many years, the problems which politicians, scientists and the business sector have been focusing on have involved climate issues. To establish the commercial opportunities stemming from these environmental issues, companies need to know how society’s reactions to climate change affect the conditions for their...

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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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