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Dubai

Dubai – From oil wealth to the world’s smallest CO2 footprint?

With the discovery of its oil reserves, the former fishing village of Dubai transformed into a metropolis of superlatives. Bigger, better, faster - that's the reigning motto. This desert city's new goal is to achieve the world's smallest carbon footprint. But are Dubai and environmental protection really compatible? In 2018, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was one of the countries with the world's highest CO2...

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Securely erase SSDs and flash memory

Securely erase SSDs and flash memory

It is impossible to imagine today's companies without Solid State Drives (SSDs). However, data saved on them cannot be destroyed as easily as it can on normal hard disks. What needs to be considered when erasing SSDs and who can help you? The first SSDs were already developed in the 1970s and 1980s. At that time, however, they were so expensive that they could only...

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Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology in Germany

Our cities are continuously growing and consuming ever more energy and resources. But at the same time, dense urban construction and shorter travel distances present an opportunity for more environmentally-friendly development. Urban ecology has therefore also become an important goal in Germany. By examining some exciting concepts from German towns and cities, we want to show you what changes in the use of mobility, energy,...

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Singapore’s Zero Waste Initiative

Singapore’s Zero Waste Initiative

On 1 July, Singapore took a further step on the way to becoming a zero waste society. Used electronic devices can now be dropped off at over three hundred collection points. This low-threshold service is supported by a voucher system designed to incentivise consumers to recycle by offering them rewards. But why is Singapore investing so much in its Zero Waste Initiative? Up until a...

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Artificial intelligence – the answer to protecting the environment?

Artificial intelligence – the answer to protecting the environment?

The 20 warmest years since records began occurred in the last 22 years. Global heating is accelerating and is becoming more noticeable. It is an urgent problem – if not the most urgent problem – of our time, and many changes are needed to pave the way for a sustainable society. The demands of the environment and the economy are repeatedly weighed against each other...

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Reuse instead of recycle!

Reuse instead of recycle!

In decades gone by, the mantra used to be that waste must be recycled. But this is no longer true, because it has become plain to see that recycling is not enough to deal with our environmental problems. Instead, to handle raw materials sustainably, manufactured products need to be kept in service for as long as possible. Only a product which is not produced is...

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Raising money for the “Digitales Zuhause” (Digital Home) charity project

Raising money for the “Digitales Zuhause” (Digital Home) charity project

We wanted to set a good example as a business and do our bit for a better future. Solidarity is more important than ever, particularly in difficult times. So we’re delighted to be able to provide long-term support for the charity Neue Chance e.V. in their “Digitales Zuhause” project. The aim of the project is to generate opportunities for people severely affected by the crisis...

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The 5 biggest advantages of refurbished hardware for start-ups

The 5 biggest advantages of refurbished hardware for start-ups

 A variety of factors need to be considered when launching a start-up. A well-functioning IT infrastructure can have a significant effect upon the success of a business. However, money plays a vital role – especially at the start – and brand-new equipment can make costs mount up quickly. Many start-ups choose less powerful equipment to keep the financial burden as low as possible. But there...

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3d printing sustainable

3D Printing – a Chance for a Sustainable Future?

From prototype production through to ecological house building – 3D printing technology is no longer only used in industrial production. In future it will open up new opportunities for medical applications, food manufacturing and the re-use of recycled raw materials. This article looks into the fields of application for 3D printing that are gaining in significance and asks to what extent they can contribute to...

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Ecological Backpack shows consequences of consume

The Ecological Backpack

Every product carries an ecological backpack from manufacture through to disposal. It is filled with the weight of all materials consumed during the product’s entire lifetime. In view of the increasing global shortage of resources, a calculation model such as the ecological backpack is vital in terms of raising awareness of the use of resources. A certain quantity of raw materials is consumed at each...

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