What is a Bottle Brick and what is it‘s function? Bottle Bricks are a simple and accessible technology that can transform everyday plastic materials into a useful building material. Plastic bottles are stuffed full of trash until they are as … Continue reading Bottle Bricks – a useful building material
About animal welfare Animal welfare is an important topic today. In this article we focus on livestock farming (Nutztierhaltung). A farm animal is an animal that is used economically by humans because of certain abilities or for aesthetic reasons. The … Continue reading Animal protection is education to humanity
Research Question: What is “apple leather” and how is it produced? My goal is to show other people that there are alternatives to conventional leather and they can even be vegan, recyclable, sustainable and better for the environment. What is apple … Continue reading Production of AppleSkin
Our thoughts before the project Two of our group members didn’t know much about cables. We had no idea how important cables are for our lives and where they are used. We decided that we make our project about the … Continue reading The lifecycle of a railway cable
I’m currently in my last year of an apprenticeship at the company BELIMO Automation AG. I have liked the enterprise since I started working here because they have such a great work atmosphere and culture. I’m not obligated to wear … Continue reading How an industrial company can look after the environment!
Hemp as an alternative to paper made out of wood Before we start with our explanation you can watch our introduction video: Paper use in general and paper production from wood After we did some research we discovered that … Continue reading Paper production through hemp – an alternative?
Interesting fact: All the materials of our product «a bag made out of tarpaulin» is recycled. They have a never ending lifecycle, because the idea of the bag is to use it for more than a life time without getting … Continue reading The everlasting tarpaulin bag
Introduction We noticed that at lot of People think that Timberland boots are too expensive. Therefore, we wanted to find out how much the production cost and how much profit they get. Furthermore, we were very interested in the materials … Continue reading The journey of shoes
What is fiberglass? With fiberglass you can use more services of the telecommunication (digital-TV, telephone and internet) than with the coax-cable (Kupferkabel). Fiberglass also doesn’t conduct (leitet) electricity which are electromagnetic. Another advantage is that it’s less interference-free (störungsfreier) than … Continue reading Fiberglass is the future!
Mirror We have choosen an object, which we use every day and we actually don’t know a lot about it. So we decided to take the mirror, because every morning in the bathroom or when we drive by car, we … Continue reading See, the story of a mirror
Paper cycle The printing center get the paper from the swiss company Perlen Papier AG. Every day 3 trains with 4 cabins arrive by the company … Continue reading The life cycle of newspapers
We have chosen “Elmer citro glass bottles”, because we wanted to take a thing, which we use everyday. Honestly, we both don’t drink citro everyday, but I am sure that there are people who drink Elmer citro or Elmer mineral … Continue reading The life cycle of a Swiss glass bottle
With this article, we want to show you, how cheese, especially for fondue, is produced in a local dairy. Also, we wanted to know where the milk is coming from, how their cows are treated and if there are some … Continue reading Cheese for “Fondue” from a local dairy
One of the most important inventions of the last century is the cardboard packaging system. With this innovative technique it is possible to store food products far, about a year without refrigeration. How does the system work? In this … Continue reading The life cycle of cardboard packaging
We use alu cans almost every day and only a few people really know how alu cans are made and how much energy is needed to … Continue reading The life cycle of an aluminum can
Paper is a daily life item. It is used in so many different ways. We use it without making any thoughts about it. In a group of three, we wanted to find out more about paper itself. What paper is … Continue reading Paper’s life cycle
We have chosen a typical every day product. Our focus is on the production and recycling process of pans. We are interested to know more about the toxic components and what kind of effect they have on the environment. We … Continue reading Life cycle of a cooking pan