Category Archives: Sustainable products

The UNEP 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme has been launched

The UNEP 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme was launched at a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York on April 1, 2014. The 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), adopted by world leaders at the Rio+20 Conference, is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation for and accelerate…
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Unsafe alternatives to bisphenol A

Scientists at the Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark have tested five structural analogues of bisphenol A in in vitro studies and computer models and found that they all express about the same homonal effects as bisphenol A do. They concluded that these chemicals were not safe substitutes for bisphenol A. The work…
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New Danish governmental strategy plan to control hazardous chemicals

      Today, a new national strategy plan for the Danish efforts on the control of chemical was made public by the Danish Minister for The Environment, Kirsten Brosbøl. The plan will cost about 25 mio. €, and and it will be running from 2014-2017.  The main aim is to protect the life of the Danes…
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GIGA – a Chinese database for green building products

GIGA was created by an internationally recognized team of architects in Shanghai, China, leaded by Canadian born Raefer Wallis: AOO was struggling to build green in China, and GIGA helped to make green building easy by simplifying how designers find, select and manage materials. Following their successful completion of Asia's first carbon neutral hotel in Shanghai, GIGA was…
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