Weekly green review: Christmas displays, eco cooking hoods
Sunday 14 November 2010
A recap of this week's environmental and household developments.
Environmentalist and creator of the Story of Stuff project Annie Leonard released a new film on November 9 promoting the virtues of recycling electronic goods. Developed in partnership with American organization the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, the new film, The Story of Electronics, tracks what happens to our electronic waste and tries to explain the economics behind a throw-away society. The film is available to watch on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW_7i6T_H78
From November 10-12 Green Device 2010 brought together companies in the field of environmentally beneficial technologies from around the world. One of the companies exhibiting at Green Device in Japan was STMicroelectronics; the company showcased a new high performance smart grid integrated LED lighting system which could be able to adjust power usage depending upon the amount of natural light in the room and the amount of demand for electricity.
Brightly lit flashing Christmas displays could be bad for both the environment and your energy bill according to a report released November 10 by GoCompare. The report, released via The Energy Saving Trust calculated that a Christmas light display of 100 five watt bulbs switched on for six hours a day, could consume the same amount of energy as the average British household over 22.8 days.
On November 9 manufacturers of kitchen appliances Miele announced plans to exhibit the DA 7000 cooking hood at Living Kitchen. Due to its low power consumption, the DA 7000 cooker hood is more environmentally friendly than other non-energy-saving alternatives. The DA 7000 and other kitchen appliances will be on display at the Living Kitchen trade fair in Cologne, Germany from January 18-23.
Birth of twin red pandas gives hope for future of one of the rarest - and cutest - mammals
Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant 'mixing vessels' after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river
Big Butterfly Count: Members of British public turn scientists as survey gets under way
At last! How to banish snails from your garden
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- 1 Saneie Masilela, 9, marries Helen Shabangu, 53 years his senior, for the second time
- 2 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 3 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 4 Man takes most pointless Uber cab ride of all time
- 5 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
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