The free water-walks app of the Dutch watercompany Vitens has been downloaded on Google Play en iTunes appstore 2500 times since the start. The beginning of August 2013 a new walk on Ameland is added.
The project Cradle to Cradle Islands has been finished. The results of the project have been documented in a final report and will be used for the start of the new Interreg IVB project D2D.
Thanks to subsidy from "Het Waddenfonds" and "De provincie Noord-Holland" Texel will completely replace its public lighting before the summer of 2014 by zero-energy lighting. "All public lighting on Texel will be completely carbon-neutral, which suits us well! The sun contributes to the nocturnal darkness that we and our visitors on the island so appreciate. This brings us one step closer to achieving our ambition to be fully sustainable and self-sufficient in 2020", says Eric Hercules, alderman sustainability.
Development to Dissemination will be the name of the follow up of the Cradle to Cradle islands project. In June 2013 the new project has been approved by the Interreg North Sea programme. D2D project, builds on the results of the C2CI project and aims at creating a process that enables developed innovations to be commercialized across the North Sea Region (NSR). D2D will provide NSR a wider audience with the means by which project results can be taken through a development process securing a viable, self-sustaining commercial future for them.
Cradle to Cradle Islands is finalist for the Regio Stars Award 2013. On 9th October Hans van Meerendonk and other finalists presented their projects during the European Week of regions and cities 2012 in Brussels.
Today most of what we use comes packaged in petroleum plastic, a material designed to last for centuries. It is this stability and resistance to degradation which causes them to be so problematic once they have served their purpose. Just a generation ago, we packaged our products in reusable or recyclable materials like glass, metals, and paper, and we designed products that would last.
Valerie Lecoeur is the founder of Zoë b Organic and produces and sells BPA-free products for babies and kids. Inspired by books like “Cradle to Cradle-Remaking the way we make things” and films such as ‘Food, Inc.’ she has become passionate in rethinking products for babies and kids. Valerie has developed amongst others the marine biodegradable beach toy set that can be found here.
Cradle-to-Cradle Islands project has been selected by the interreg North Sea programme to participate in the competition REGIOSTARS AWARDS 2013 category Sustainable growth.
The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions.
A polymer can be called a bio-polymer if it consists (partly) of bio-based renewable materials and/or is in some way biodegradable. Paper contains cellulose which is a polymer (a linear chain of hundreds of linked organic compounds) of glucose.
The 12th of July 2012 the official closing event of 3,5 years of cooperation through the framework of the Interreg IVB North Sea Programme in the Cradle to Cradle Islands project will take place.
Focus of the conference is the potential implementation of the findings and the development of the exciting approach towards sustainable decentralized solutions.
A battle has started to develop the first 100% biobased PET bottle! It is a battle between two giants - Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. They each produce a wide range of different products besides the well known black soft drink. The (soft)drink bottles are commonly produced from a material called PET (Polyethylene Terephtalate) which is a tough, temperature resistant polymer.
Bio-polymer: A polymer can be called a bio-polymer if it consists (partly) of bio-based renewable materials and/or is in some way biodegradable.
Biobased: A product that is composed, in whole or a significant part of biological products or renewable domestic agricultural materials which can include plant (including forestry), animal and marine materials. Source: USDA, Section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.