Yesterday’s Papers. Food Waste In Singapore Going Up, currently 796,000 tonnes / year 

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cressence:

Uniqlo tells its sharing is recycling story.

Clothes are donated to refugees and victims of disasters through UNHCR and World Vision.

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unconsumption:

The Rapid Packing Container uses less cardboard, easier to recycle, reduces waste. (And it’s easier to pack, and open.)

 Video here [uploaded by Alan Wolf]

Via BoingBoing.

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wildcat2030:

This greenery filled Beehive Tower for Heron Quay, London is a vertical farm inspired by the hexagonal forms of the honeycomb. Designed by Rory Newel & Lucy Richardson, the 220m high ‘Hive’ is a place for green thumbs to reside and to cultivate all kinds of plants, especially edible ones. The structure features a number of sustainable systems such as an army of wind turbines that sits atop it and a rainwater collection system to water the crops within it. (via Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building)

Nice.

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bmwusa:

Lightning fast—the #BMWi8.

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STB launches guidelines to get event organisers, hotels to go green in Singapore

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From CNA - The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched sustainability guidelines for the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) industry in Singapore.

In a statement on Tuesday, STB said the guidelines are drawn from international standards and are meant to encourage local players to meet global sustainability requirements.

It said the guidelines apply across the business events ecosystem, including hotels, venues, event organisers and meeting planners, transportation, food and beverage, and audio-visual set-up.

The areas they address include waste management, efficient use of water and energy, and getting employees to develop a commitment to sustainable practices.

The statement said the first event to adopt the guidelines is the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainability Development to be held at Marina Bay Sands from November 25 to 26.

Olive Ventures's insight:

Find out more about Sustainable Events Management, and international standards such as ISO 20121, and Carbon Footprinting with ISO 14064: http://oliveventures.com.sg/act/2013/01/02/instep-sustainable-events-programmes-2013/

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Electric car tests charged up for second phase in Singapore

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A second phase is on the cards for the testing of electric vehicles when the initial trial ends this month, and it could involve a bigger fleet.

Sources said government agencies are in talks with the trial participants about such a move, but they have not finalised the details.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA), when contacted, would say only that further trials may involve car-sharing and commercial vehicle fleets.

The tests to gauge the viability of electric vehicles in Singapore started in June 2011 and now includes 89 electric cars and 61 charging stations.

NEEDS A PUSH

Somebody has to come in and be the catalyst and push that issue along. So far, whatever has been done is not significant enough. The Government can do more.

- Mr Thomas Jakob, managing director of Bosch Asia Pacific, on the need for more charging stations to drive up demand for electric cars


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