Environment


  • Does your barbecue produce dioxin?

    Smoke from barbecues may contain dioxin in dosages that are seven times higher than those permitted for the chimneys of incinerators.

    Breathing in the smoke of a barbecue is the equivalent of breathing in the dioxin of 220 thousand cigarettes.
    However, you do not have to do without your barbecue, just avoid doing it too often and follow a few instructions: avoid the naked flame that chars the meat; cover the embers with...


  • Barbecue green?

    This year, give your BBQ an environmental tune-up, and you’ll be able to grill all summer long with minimal impact on your planet.

     
    Charcoal and briquettes may be your cheapest option when it comes to fuel, but they’re also the dirtiest. Every time you fire up the charcoal, you’re sending soot and carbon monoxide into the air.
    Lump charcoal (made from unprocessed charred wood) is a major...


  • Natural remedies to ward off insects?

    Bugs are essential to the ecosystem—spiders do their part and eat mosquitoes and other bugs—nonetheless, they can quickly become pests that you’re trying to ward off at all costs.

     
    Instead of using harmful chemicals that may be toxic to your family, pets or garden, you can try more natural remedies of dealing with these creepy crawlers to help repel rather than kill them.
    Mosquitoes can carry diseases such as the West Nile Virus and Heartworms, but you...


  • Sustainable shaving products?

    If you shave once a week, you’re shaving 52 times in a year. Either way you’re using a significant amount of razor blades. However, there are ways to reduce your waste and still have silky smooth legs, underarms or face.

     
    When you’re shopping for razors and skin care products for shaving, it’s important to look for eco-friendly alternatives. This is just another way you can help reduce the amount of plastic going to landfills, especially if you’re shaving so frequently. Below are...


  • Eco-friendly bikes?

    Bicycles are one of the best ways to get around these days with little impact on the environment, not fuel required other than your muscles, and plenty of health, fitness, and financial benefits for everyone. Unfortunately not all bicycles are created equal and the manufacturing processes used to build some bicycles are more harmful than others.

     
    If you’re looking for the greenest bicycle around to get you where you need to go there are some things you need to know.
    Aluminum frame bicycles are not the best for the environment because they require more energy to make and can only be made from new materials. That...

Emissions

Chimet’s waste has some of the most innovative and efficient waste disposal systems in the world. Emissions monitoring is conducted in real time and data are available to the public after the validation of ARPAT.

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Who said?

"..the new waste to energy conversion technologies are totally free of organic substances.."
Livio Giannotti, CEO of Quadrifoglio Spa

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