Essays about: "toxic waste"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 52 essays containing the words toxic waste.

  1. 1. Towards more circular economy and sustainable consumption : The practice of second hand clothing consumption in Sweden.

    University essay from Högskolan i Borås/Akademin för textil, teknik och ekonomi

    Author : Abdelrahman Mahmoud; [2018]
    Keywords : Circular economy; Reverse logistics RL ; RL network; collection of used clothes; Sorting; Product value-recovery; Reuse; Second hand clothes and second hand market in Sweden;

    Abstract : The rapid increase in clothing consumption over the last decades has meant a significant burden on the environment. Some examples of this are the high consumption of natural resources and land, increasing amounts of carbon emissions, excessive use of toxic chemicals, polluting air, land and water and increasing amounts of waste. READ MORE

  2. 2. Rejecting Fate : The challenge of a subaltern community to the creation of a sacrifice zone in Can Sant Joan, Catalonia

    University essay from KTH/Historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö

    Author : Sergio Ruiz Cayuela; [2018]
    Keywords : political ecology; environmental justice; environmental humanities; subaltern environmentalism; slow violence; sacrifice zones; environmental humanities;

    Abstract : It was my first visit ever to the neighborhood association – in February 2017 – and the phone rang again in the contiguous room. “I’m sorry” apologized José Luis “but our colleagues are not here yet and I need to answer the phone”. READ MORE

  3. 3. Evaluation of liquid air as an energy storage alternative

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik; KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Tomas Högberg; Martin Tholander; [2018]
    Keywords : Liquid air; LAES; Energy storage; efficiency; Flytande luft; LAES; Energilagring; verkningsgrad;

    Abstract : As renewable, intermittent energy sources are expected to increasingly replace fossil based energy, energy storage technologies are crucially important in achieving the goal of fossil free energy, a cornerstone of sustainable development. Liquid air energy storage (LAES) is a novel technology that liquefies air when excess electricity is available. READ MORE

  4. 4. En studie av hållbar växtnäringstillförsel vid ökad ekologisk produktion i Sverige

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Crop Production Ecology

    Author : Ida Mackegård; [2018]
    Keywords : ekologisk odling; växtnäring; ökad ekologisk areal; specialgödselmedel;

    Abstract : Målsättningen för ekologisk produktion är att producera produkter av hög kvalitet och samtidigt visa omsorg om natur och ekosystem. De ekologiska regelverken syftar till att minimera användning av ändliga resurser samt att bygga upp markens bördighet, vilket är bakgrunden till att exempelvis mineralgödselkväve inte är tillåtet och att man istället ska cirkulera den växtnäring som finns i livsmedelssystemet. READ MORE

  5. 5. Microplastics in the Oresund Region of the Baltic Sea - sources and effects

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljövetenskaplig utbildning

    Author : Simon Bystedt; [2018]
    Keywords : Microplastic; microbeads; source; effects; wastewater; review; baltic; agriculture; sludge; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Plastic production is only increasing, and it‟s not showing any signs of slowing down. Microplastics are particles smaller than 5 mm, either produced intentionally, or created from items being withered into small particles. READ MORE