Tuesday, June 15, 2010

NATURally - HEXIS Goes Green

HEXIS has created NATURally, a range of products that aim to be more environment friendly. These films are PVC-free and do not use any chlorine, solvents, plasticisers or heavy metals. The new range will be presented to the public at the FESPA show in Munich 22 to 26 June.

The films in the NATURally range carry a M1F1 fire rating according to the NF F 16-101 standard and are particularly suitable for use in public places where regulations with regard to fire hazards are much more stringent. Products with a M1F1 fire rating are fire-retardant and do not release any toxic smoke.

Because of the absence of solvents HEXIS does not need to use the oxidiser during the manufacturing process. This has the benefits of reduced energy consumption for the drying of the films, reduced risk of fire on the production line, no risk of atmospheric pollution through the release of VOC and maximised safety for manufacturing staff.

NATURally NEXISThe films in the NATURally range are free of PVC and free of plasticisers and for this reason there is no risk of contamination with the environment. Also they do not contain any heavy metals such as chromium or lead.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Go Green While Travelling

Thinking of traveling or go on vacation? Always remember, look for hotels that encourage guests to use less water or energy. Hang up your towels to dry so you can use them again. Use the sheets more than a night or two.

Before leaving your hotel room, turn off the aircon and other electrical gadgets.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Watering The Plants

Water your plants with leftover drinking water or from washing the vegetables or from washing the clothes.

Save a container to collect the miscellaneous water and see how fast it adds up.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Open the Curtains

Rather than using electricity - open curtains and let the sun shine into your home during the day. The sun is the brightest and least expensive source of light available.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

5th World Recycling Forum - Hongkong

The leaders in the field of technology, manufacturing, resources, recycling, legislation and policy-making will meet at the 5th World Recycling Forum - Hongkong.

The topics are:

* OEM's success and challenges regarding recycling
* Implementation of extended producer responsibility
* Best available technologies for dismantling, sorting and recycling
* Quality standards in recycling - how to check and monitor?
* Global trade and transboundary movement of raw materials and waste
* Update on worldwide recycling laws and regulations
* News about processes and plants for recycling and recovery
* "Good Morning Asia!" Reports about recycling and raw materials businesses
* Reuse, repair and recovery of used equipment

The forum is a platform to exchange information, to meet your business partners and to get easy access to new potential clients.

This is very beneficial for our company Mondo as we are basically more on the recycling and sorting of recyclable materials. I hope we could attend this forum.

And to visit Hongkong too! I was there a long time ago..

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tips in the Kitchen

Buy cotton cloths for the kitchen clean-up instead of disposable kitchen roll.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Nokia Recycles, Gives Back to Nature

Nokia recently inaugurated the rehabilitated Phase 3 Watch Tower at the La Mesa Watershed and Eco Park, which will be used by forest rangers to protect the one-hectare land that Nokia adopted against illegal loggers and prohibited settlers.

The lush ecosystem is a 2,000 hectare forest found in the heart of Quezon City and is home to hundreds of tree species that are indigenous to the Philippines.

Since last year, Nokia has pioneered efforts to give back to the environment through its Nokia We:Recycle campaign where e-waste such as chargers, batteries, old phones and phone accessories of any brand were collected at different areas around the metropolis.

The campaign aims to increase awareness and encourage people to recycle their phones in the safe and proper way so they dont end up in landfills. For every kilo collected, Nokia made a donation for the rehabilitation of the La Mesa Watershed.

The rehabilitation of the Phase 3 Watch Tower's 1-million donation to Bantay Kalikasan.

Source: Philippine Star, Sunday June 6, 2010

Kudos to Nokia!!

Tips on Batteries

Avoid disposable batteries - use rechargeable ones with solar powered rechargers.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Welcome Loyal Supporters

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Tips: Repair And Restore

The best environmental choice is to repair, restore or adapt a product you already have. You may need professional help but it could still be cheaper than something new - half of electrical goods left at dumps work or require only very basic repairs.