In a world driven by ever-changing trends and instant gratification, Fast Fashion has emerged as a dominant force in the clothing industry, overtaking the spaces in people’s closets. Its allure comes from the inexpensive access to the latest pieces that … Continue reading The Fashion Quicksand: Trend Tornadoes & the Struggle to Stay Afloat
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
Wastewater treatment (=Abwasserreinigung) is a crucial process that we often take for granted. We rely on it to keep our water (lakes, rivers, etc.) clean and free from harmful pollutants. But how does it actually work? Understanding the basics of … Continue reading Wastewater treatment – an unknown privilege
Solid waste management has always been an issue for developing countries. With urban India generating 62 million tonnes of waste (MSW) annually it is of no surprise that many Indian roads and streets have become the dumping grounds. It has … Continue reading Biopods: Affordable and efficient method to dispose waste
I have chosen the topic of littering because it is an issue that I believe is too neglected in our society. Littering is a widespread problem in Switzerland and costs the state a lot of money every year. Through this … Continue reading How Switzerland tackles littering
Hi guys Iain and I wanted to find out more about the lifecycle of a PET bottle. We wanted to inform ourselves about the recycling process of all those plastic bottles. We created a video for our project to show … Continue reading What happens with a plastic bottle after it’s thrown into the recycling bin?
Modern shipping is challenged more than ever today. In this article we address three of the most important challenges: Quality – Quantity – Sustainability Challenge # 1 – Quality Nowadays it is hard to imagine our shops without the rich … Continue reading Maritime Transportation Challenges
Dear Audience, We chose the topic “dry slag processing“, which means the process of the materials which were not burnable and came again out of the … Continue reading What happens during the DRY SLAG process?
Introduction The NEST (Next Evolution in Sustainable Building Technologies) is a research and innovation of the Empa (Swiss interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology development). We want to obtain closer information about the Nest, which is placed in … Continue reading The Nest – exploring the future of buildings
4Ocean Today we want to show you how much plastic is swimming in the ocean and how ugly and unclean the coastlines are. We’re going to tell you what a single person can do to help clean the ocean. We … Continue reading Help Clean the Ocean and Coastlines
Nowadays there’s a lot of e-waste because many people don’t care or don’t think about what happens if they always buy the latest smartphone. With our project we would like to make people aware of the fact that our resources … Continue reading Can FAIR Phones make the world a better place?
The aim of this post is to show the readers which effects the use of aluminium have. Especially we show you the consumption of Zurich and … Continue reading The «yellow» side of aluminium
Story “Plastic Prohibition” It’s the year 2035. People have changed and so has the environment. Kids grow up with social media and everyone holds a mobile … Continue reading Made of 200 million years old organics – plastics
Introduction A plastic bag is used on an average of just 25 minutes. Its production consumes petroleum and requires a lot of energy, dioxin is released … Continue reading An alternative to the common doggy dirt bags
We wanted to write something about PET-bottles because they are an everyday object that deserves to get more attention from the public. The effects it has on our environment are considerable but even more remarkable are the great efforts that … Continue reading PolyEthylenTerephthalat
Overview We chose the LifeCycle of the H&M clothes as we are both very interested in fashion and want to know where our clothes come from. H&M promotes a huge recycling project. The H&M stores collect old clothes and according … Continue reading The story behind fashion
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
What’s up coffee Lovers? In our T&U class, we decided to take “Coffee Capsules” as our website project subject. We specialized our project on Nespresso coffee capsules, because Nespresso is one of the leading coffee brands and also owned by … Continue reading What’s behind the coffee capsule?
Introduction Tires are everywhere. There are tires for cars, for bicycles, there are big tires and small tires, soft tires and hard tires. Tires could be … Continue reading THE ROLLING LIFECYCLE OF A TIRE
Eine Welt ohne Kupfer ist schwer vorstellbar. Wir verlassen uns auf Kupfer beim Strom, der Beleuchtung, der Heizung, der Kommunikation, der Wasserversorgung und dem Transport. Kupfer macht unsere Häuser, Schulen und Unternehmen effizient, gemütlich und dekorativ und es hält viele … Continue reading A life without copper – is it possible?
As plastic bags are controversially discussed these days, we chose the topic plastic bags. We would like to find out whether the use of plasitc bag causes great pollution or are environmentally friendly. To find out how other people think … Continue reading Plastic Bags – only used for 12 minutes
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!
Batteries are an important thing in our everyday lives. We could not watch TV without them. But where do they come from? What are the ingredients? Who invented batteries and how? How and where can you recycle your batteries the … Continue reading Batteries and their life on our planet
The reason why we have chosen this topic is because our team loves Zweifel Chips and we had a fair amount of questions about that company. Swiss made? Loads of Swiss consumers like to check the origin of goods in … Continue reading The Story of Chips
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
During the last few weeks, we have dealt with the life cycle and the recycling of aircraft as part of our project “Project Website”. In Addition, we have researched an environmentally-friendly alternative energy and a calculator with that you can … Continue reading Have a pleasant flight with where2where
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