Leisure activities have a growing impact on the environment. The tourist industry has developed infrastructure that relocates more than 8 percent of the world’s population every year, and currently accounts for around 10 percent of the world’s gross national product. And our free-time activities are not limited to travel.

Wireless solutions to flat batteries

Several important steps have been taken in the development of communication which do not require cords and wires. The analogue phone, for example, has been replaced by its digital equivalent. Access to the LAN wireless network is also improving, which means that you can access the Internet without a cord. Bluetooth technology is another example of the ”wireless revolution”,...

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The environmentally adapted hotel

A hotel can be regarded as a community within a community, where guests are offered a wide variety of services. It doesn’t just provide a comfortable bed, but also meals, cultural events, functions, entertainment, health-related activities, experiences and much more. These services all consume natural resources. For this reason, issues relating to water, chemical products, energy and waste are...

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Modern boat engines are better for the environment

In 2006, the USA introduced emission requirements for diesel engines on leisure boats. At the same time, the EU introduced requirements on both petrol and diesel engines. The legislation regulates emissions of particles, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide. Legislation and consumer demand have forced the boat engine manufacturers to improve the engines to ensure better fuel economy, fewer...

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Leisure boats lets us enjoy the environment – but also have an impact on it

In Sweden, there are 1.3 million leisure boats. This means that every seventh Swede owns a boat, which may not come as a surprise when you consider that Sweden has 2500 km of coastline, from Svinesund north of Strömstad to Haparanda. If all bays, points and islands were included, the distance would be five times as long, 12,500 km...

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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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