• Fujitsu expands its initiative to reduce plastic use in business activities to resolve ocean plastic waste problem

    Posted in Awareness and Hype on June 11, 2019

    Fujitsu Limited today announced that the Fujitsu Group is expanding its initiative to reduce plastic use in business activities to resolve the ocean plastic waste problem. Recently, oceanic pollution from plastic waste has been spreading, and there are concerns about the impact on the ecosystem due to the harm caused by oceanic plastic waste to many marine animals. The Fujitsu Group perceives this as one of the most important global environmental issues next to climate change, and has taken various measures worldwide to reduce plastic waste and the use of plastic in its business activities. Fujitsu has promoted the use of fewer resources in its products and packaging, making them recyclable and reducing waste in its offices. Through these efforts, Fujitsu will work on a global scale to raise employee awareness of the plastic waste problem, contributing to accomplishing the SDGs.

    Beginning today, Fujitsu is further expanding its efforts by ending the use of plastic cups and straws, while no longer offering plastic bottled drinks in meeting spaces and café. In addition, plastic bottled drinks in vending machines on company property will be gradually replaced with cans or paper cartons, thereby reducing the number of plastic bottles used from about 7 million per year to zero. Plastic bags will also be eliminated from convenience stores and other shops on company property, with the goal of encouraging employees carry around reusable bags. To strengthen efforts relating to business activities, Fujitsu will furthermore collaborate with external second-hand goods companies. Going forward, the Fujitsu Group will reduce the amount of plastic it uses across its supply chain, while cutting down plastic waste.

  • Ford Recycles 1.2 Billion Recycled Plastic Bottles Per year for Vehicle Parts

    Posted in Recycle, Uncategorized on June 10, 2019

    Ford Motor is playing a major role in promoting environmentally friendly auto parts, and one way they’re doing that is by using recycled plastic bottles for underbody shields on all cars and SUVs, and wheel liners on F-Series trucks – up to 250 bottles per vehicle. Recycled bottles are used to manufacture parts that can help improve vehicle aerodynamics and reduce cabin noise. In the past decade, aerodynamics has driven the need for underbody shields, and the use of plastics in vehicle parts is used globally, and has grown exponentially – Ford uses about 1.2 billion recycled plastic bottles per year – about 250 bottles per vehicle on average.

    When plastic bottles are thrown into a recycling bin, they are collected with thousands of others, and shredded into small pieces. That’s typically sold to suppliers who turn it into a fiber, by melting the bottle and extruding it. Those fibers are mixed together with other various types of fiber in a textile process and used to make a sheet of material – which is formed into the automotive parts. Due to its light weight, recycled plastic is ideal for the manufacture of underbody shields, engine under shield and front and rear wheel arch liners that can help improve vehicle aerodynamics. These shields also help create a significantly quieter environment on the all-new 2020 Ford Escape.

    Environmentally, using recycled plastics on vehicle parts helps reduce the amount of plastic that can end up in dangerous situations, such as the Pacific gyre, for example – a floating mass of plastic bigger than the size of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean.

    South Korean researchers develop a simple and efficient process to make clean energy from carbon dioxide

    Posted in Alternative Energy on June 4, 2019

    A group of South Korean researchers on Tuesday said they have developed a simple and efficient process to make clean energy from carbon dioxide (CO2), which is cited as a major cause of global warming.

    Commercial Surveillance Systems & Fleet Management

    Posted in Other Stuff on June 4, 2019

    Technology has already revolutionized numerous sectors today. The use of systems and software to increase productivity, improve accountability and make work easier has been witnessed in today’s world. It is also worth mentioning that people are embracing such technologies in many sectors, and fleet management is not an exception. Particularly, fleet companies have substantially embraced the use of commercial surveillance systems. If you are a fleet manager, owner or even a driver, there is a lot that you should know about commercial surveillance systems.

    Nissan x OPUS Concept Camper uses Second-life EV Batteries to Power ‘off-grid’ Adventures

    Posted in Alternative Energy on February 20, 2019

    Nissan Energy and OPUS Campers have collaborated on a smart camping concept that uses second-life Nissan electric vehicle batteries to deliver up to a week’s worth of remote power for “off-grid” adventures. The Nissan x OPUS concept integrates the recently unveiled Nissan Energy ROAM, a portable, all-in-one, weatherproof power pack harnessing Nissan’s EV battery technology for convenient, emission-free and silent power on the go.

    Technology Is the Bridge Between Industry Titans and Environmentalists

    Posted in Other Stuff on November 27, 2018


    There are quite a few sayings out there which caution people against the dangers of building on unstable foundations. For example, don’t build your home on sand. Or, conversely, do build your home on rocky land. Our culture as a whole has given quite a bit of attention to the idea of using firm foundations, even to the point of continual use of it as a metaphor. In fact, it’s used so much as a metaphor that people often lose sight of the more real-world intent.

    Do you know these 4 tactics to grow your revenue as an SME?

    Posted in Other Stuff on October 25, 2018


    Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of all private sector businesses in the UK – SMEs employ nearly two-third of people in the UK and does contribute greatly to private sector revenue. Unfortunately, some SMEs are finding it difficult to improve their productivity levels and boost their revenues. We have put together some ideas to help you grow your revenue.

    The Global Quest for Cleaner Manufacturing

    Posted in Other Stuff on July 31, 2018


    In the earliest days of the environmental movement, the focus was on low-hanging fruit. Smokestacks were belching unfiltered emissions into the atmosphere. Waste was dumped directly into streams and rivers, or in solid form on unprotected land. In time, a combination of federal, state, and local regulations brought most of these obvious problems under control.

    Honda’s first fuel cell car, Clarity, goes on sale

    Posted in Transport on May 16, 2018

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    There was much talk when we first heard about Honda’s very first fuel cell car last year. The car, with its promise of a cleaner, greener future has already made in-roads to customer segments. It has gone up for sale in select markets across Japan. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle has impressed many with the technology in the drive. Over the years it has been enhanced to meet the demands of the millennial and can now drive to a range of 460 miles on a single tank of 70MPa compressed hydrogen. The early challenge that the car’s owners may face is the fact that there are very few hydrogen fuelling stations. This shouldn’t be a deterrent though. Electric cars once faced the same problem but the number of electric charging points have gone up significantly in the last couple of years.

    How technology can conserve water

    Posted in Awareness and Hype on March 7, 2018


    Conservation is a huge issue, both environmentally and fiscally. Those who need the most water – farmers – are having to utilize hi-tech solutions to keep up with supply and demand. California farmers are having to combat drought, climate change, and increasing costs in order to farm more effectively. Here’s how they are doing it.