Choosing a car for its environmental credentials goes a lot further than just swapping petrol or diesel for electric power. Many drivers now look at the whole life sustainability of their next car and that means assessing how much of it can be recycled and what proportion of materials used in its construction have already been sourced from recycled materials. A lot of new car buyers will shun leather for ethical reasons, yet this is one of the oldest upholstery coverings in the world. There’s a good reason for that: it’s hard-wearing and lasts longer than most other fabrics. This on its own makes it a more sustainable choice, but what can make leather a cleaner, greener option is knowing where it’s from and how it was produced. From Aston Martin to Volvo More car companies than you might think take their vehicle’s leather from a small company based in Scotland. Bridge of Weir Leather has been supplying hides for vehicle interiors since 1905 and it provided Ford … [Read more...] about Meet the leather maker with the lowest carbon footprint in the world
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On a late autumn day in the San Luis Valley, rancher Julie Sullivan strolled through her meadow past hundreds of piles of raked hay. Her foreman Hana Fancher and apprentice Morgan Atkinson followed, engrossed in talk about the robust lower chests on their cattle, a sign of health.Meanwhile, some 80 of the shaggy black bovines edged quietly toward the women, as if they were curious and needed a closer peek at the two-legged creatures wandering the fields.The preoccupied women seemed to take little notice until they were suddenly encircled by their wide-eyed cattle. Some cows were bold enough to sniff a back pocket or an outstretched hand. The shy ones hung behind.At many ranches and certainly at commercial feedlots such a scene would seem unlikely, cows congregating around their ranchers.But at the 4,000-acre San Juan Ranch near Saguache, the lines are intentionally blurred. Here, the practice of humane animal handling requires an affinity with the animals. It is an approach and … [Read more...] about Colorado Women in Ranching: A spirit of nurturing, sustainability is alive at San Juan Ranch
‘Beef farming is hard work but I’m loving every minute of it...’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Earlier this year, a farmer from Co Londonderry revealed he had become so disillusioned with farming he was planning to move to Canada to start again. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/agri/beef-farming-is-hard-work-but-im-loving-every-minute-of-it-37372169.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37374655.ece/1a4f5/AUTOCROP/h342/SeanDevine1.jpg Email Earlier this year, a farmer from Co Londonderry revealed he had become so disillusioned with farming he was planning to move to Canada to start again. Andrew Evans' farm had been in his family for three generations but he was so frustrated by the challenges facing farmers in Northern Ireland that he put it up for sale. However, his decision to sell up presented a unique opportunity for 28-year-old Sean Devine. The property developer from Park, Co Londonderry, spent his childhood helping out on the … [Read more...] about ‘Beef farming is hard work but I’m loving every minute of it…’
Exhibition showcases artworks made from used plastic bags Australian artist Bianca Hoffrichter (L) and her top made from plastic bags, thread, and chocolate wrapper – PHOTO: COURTESY OF AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY HCMC successful in processing thermal grease A representative of SHTP Labs introduces DSA thermal grease at the launch ceremony on September 25 The Research Laboratories of Saigon High-Tech Park (SHTP Labs) on September 25 announced its success in researching and manufacturing thermal grease from carbon nanotubes and graphene used for electronic devices and LED lights. SHTP Labs rolled out the DSA thermal grease at a launch ceremony on September 25, marking a milestone in putting a product processed by the park into commercial service. This is the first facility in Vietnam to research, manufacture and sell this product successfully. The thermal grease contains carbon nanotubes and graphene that can be used to produce thermal interface materials for electronic devices, chips … [Read more...] about Social News 28/9