8% of the global final energy demand and 7% of the energy sector’s CO₂ emissions come from iron & steel production. For this production, we currently mostly use primary materials as ingredients. But mining these materials heavily exhausts the planet’s resources. Imagine the huge chunk we can take out of this impact- by recycling metal waste into new secondary materials. The impact benefits of secondary metal materials? Moxba-Metrex has the answers…
We love our asphalt in the Netherlands- and for good reason. The high quality, durability, and driving comfort speak for themselves. As an indispensable part of our infrastructure, asphalt is of course used very intensively. But what exactly is the environmental footprint of asphalt? What role does the Dutch Environmental Cost Indicator (ECI) play in creating greener roads?
The Netherlands loves the hospitality sector. We love eating out, enjoying a terrace with a (vegetarian) bitterball, or organizing extensive company drinks and dinners. But behind all that food lies a big mountain of environmental impact. How can we ensure all these Dutch hospitality enthusiasts contribute to a more sustainable food system? Exactly what catering company Vermaat wants to find out.
We often talk about fashion when it comes to sustainability. But what about work clothing? Many professions require specific work clothes. One look at a construction site or in a factory and you know enough – these are a lot of clothes. Exactly what workwear manufacturer Havep also thought: This can be more sustainable.
Driving Sustainable Decision Making – How Philips reports its Environmental Profit & Loss with Ecochain
Philips has been running a program to deliver ambitious sustainability goals for the company’s products, operations since 2016. To measure the success of this program, they turned to Ecochain for help.
Sustainability never felt so soft – How Buffy measured the environmental footprint of their Sustainable Bedding
Sustainability has become a growing conversation in the fashion industry- especially due to big fast fashion brands. Yet, home textiles have had a much quieter sustainability conversation. Sustainable home goods brand Buffy thought it was about time to wake up the market. So, they created high quality sustainable bedding and measured their environmental footprint to prove it.
Turning rest products into gold – How paper producer Crown van Gelder reduced their environmental footprint by 16%.
Annually, around 2300 kilotons of paper (packaging and non-packaging) are produced in the Netherlands alone. So what’s the environmental impact of paper? Where does it come from- and how could you reduce it? Renowned paper producer Crown van Gelder wanted to find out. And their solution? Sugar beets.
Usually, you hear about organizations measuring the environmental impact of their products or value chains. But can you also measure the impact of providing education? Of course you can! And the University of Amsterdam & the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences wanted to find out exactly where their impact came from.
Can pocketwear become smaller, more convenient, self-defined, and sustainable? Pocketwear brand Secrid definitely thinks it can. So they measured their environmental impact to prove- and improve it.
Their fashion shouldn’t only make women feel good, says Jan-Willem van Loon, who owns Studio Anneloes together with his wife Anneloes. It should also enable them to make better choices for the planet. That’s why they decided to measure and improve their environmental footprint.
MUD Jeans started measuring their footprint early – and now they can reap the results. This is how they use Life Cycle Assessments to maintain their frontrunner position.
Comparing Apples and Oranges (and Pears) – The Environmental Footprint of Fruit from Europe & South America compared
We should never compare apples and oranges. Or should we? What’s the environmental impact of different fruits – and how does it differ when they come from different places?
You barely hear who’s behind the biggest denim brands in the world. But Saitex, the Vietnam-based manufacturer of jeans garments, is taking action to measure and improve their environmental performance.
The Theo Pouw Group distinguishes itself towards through high-value products with low CO2 emissions. Ecochain helps to reduce costs and shows how they can produce materials with less energy.