During this week, the students have been on several field trips! They started out by visiting Cementa in Degerhamn, Öland and Kalmar waste treatment plant in Moskogen, together with Elin Lindehoff, to learn how to take care of waste in a more sustainable way. They also got to learn about the project called Algoland. On wednesday … More Week 3 – By the coast
By: Zach Robida If you were told that recycling the leftover wood from cutting down that dying tree in your backyard could actually be used to drive your car, would you believe it? While the process is not quite that efficient, researchers at Aston University are attempting to apply that same concept on a much … More Could One Man’s Yard Clippings Be Another Man’s Fuel?
By Sean Aitken The shipping industry accounts for around 90% of all global trade. Therefore, making this industry more sustainable would have a great effect on the environment. Decreasing factors like Sulphur oxides (SOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) would help greatly to lessen the blow on our changing world. New technology is being used to speed up finding … More Teamwork Helping Emissions Solutions Flow
By René Bouwmeester Humans have at least a 1000 years of experience and knowledge on utilizing wind power for shipping. With the invention of the steam engine and combustion engine shipping was transformed into the way we know it now. But the oil crisis in 1980 brought some of the wind propulsion back into play (Marin, … More Wind assisted ships: An old technology but out of sight?
By Megan Wander Since 2005, ship traffic has doubled off the coast of east Asia, a region where 8 of the world’s 10 biggest container ports reside. The environmental consequences to this boom in the shipping industry are immense; air pollution being arguably the most dangerous. 24,000 people in the east Asia region die each year … More The Air We Breathe: A rising death poll by air pollution
By Mahreen Ansari Ship breaking is a ship disposal or demolition, it is an end of ship working life. Normally a ship has a 25-30 years of working life-span, after that rising cost of insurance and to maintain aging ships make them unprofitable to operate. Breaking up ship for raw material extraction e.g. scrap is … More Ship Recycling and Reuse with Sustainability
By Keziah Rookes Shipping provides the highest level of goods imports in the world, delivering a shocking amount of 90% of global imports. Current statistics from the website The World Counts states that the population is 200,000 larger than yesterday, contributing to 7.5 billion people buying goods ranging from cars, to clothes, to medicine. These … More All aboard the Sustainable Wave