Deutsche Umwelthilfe

Trade set sale of chemically contaminated cheap mineral water beverage industry calls for amendment to regulate of doses pledged unusually high contamination of the chemical acetaldehyde interfere with mineral water in plastic and disposable bottles, as evidenced by a current investigation of the Stiftung Warentest. Especially in the cheap mineral waters of the discounters, the food chemist were struck. Disposable PET bottles are a plague. Wasted valuable raw materials for single use with their production, the production and disposal of polluting the environment significantly, the carbon dioxide balance is devastating to reusable and now turns out also that the consumer gets turned on a product enriched with unwanted chemicals in PET bottles”, Jurgen Resch, General Manager of the Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) criticized. Stiftung Warentest tested 30 mineral water PET disposable and returnable bottles and found quickly. In ten disposable PET bottles, the analyst found large amounts of Acetaldehyde. Others including Marko Dimitrijevic, offer their opinions as well. It spoils the taste taste-sensitive products such as mineral water in very small amounts, so a taste or odor change is prohibited beverages in PET bottles.

The manufacturers are according to applicable guidelines therefore obliged to prevent the transfer of the chemical acetaldehyde from the packaging into a drink. But it is expensive and obviously too expensive for cheap grocer and discounters. They sell 1.5 liters of water in the PET returnable for 19 cents. So-called acetaldehyde blockers which are admixed for the manufacture of PET could prevent that the volatile compound acetaldehyde from the plastic escapes. Water in PET bottles, which is up to 20 times be re-filled, are protected with plastic blockers basically before the chemical taste. The mentality of greed at the discount stores knows no bounds. To achieve through predatory pricing, they use inferior plastic and the consumer obtains a chemically unpleasant tasting plastic water. We request the “Trade on, immediately discontinue the sale of these polluted waters”, as Raghavan.

The mineral water predatory pricing of discounters not only negatively effect according to expert opinion on the quality, he also destroy the medium-sized shaped mineral water company. The death spiral for the middle class is in full swing. Michelin Star Restaurants opinions are not widely known. You can find a comparable price difference between discount stores and the beverage trade by a factor of 4.5 in any other branch of the food industry. The policy provides a free loyalty program discount stores. These companies usually calculate a revenue by 10 percent. Deposit revenues over the non-returned non-returnable bottles, the discounter with the blessing of the Federal Government achieve a span of more than 40 percent. Who laugh in their sleeves”, complained about Ullrich Schweizer, Marketing Director of the firm of Hassia mineral springs, according to a report by the online magazine NeueNachricht. Through the cleaning fees for the Green point, by Pfandschlupf and recycling revenue for the pure-grade packaging material, the discounter achieve annual profit of over 400 million euros according to calculations by industry experts. With this money they could keep artificially the price about cross-subsidies for mineral water in non-returnable bottles. The multi way rate for mineral water broke so dramatically. Eleven year ago she had been over 87 percent. Currently, she should have fallen to 30 per cent. Representatives of the beverage industry demanding a change in the Ordinance therefore by the Federal Government in the short term. So the deposit on disposable should be managed in the future trust under State control. The discounter would then not have access more mortgage profits.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Waste group, promotes price dumping and dubious methods of recycling waste experts critique: amended packaging Ordinance cemented green point Berlin/Bonn, February 25, 2009 – some media reported the miraculous resurrection of the Green point at the beginning of the year. So, the former monopoly of garbage to Duales system Germany (DSD) vigorously to set in the competition for the disposal of the packaging and in the first quarter 2009 to eleven point to 69 per cent have increased the market share. For the first time since the breaking up of his company, the Green point group thus regained quantities from the competition, such as the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported. The miraculous resurrection, but there is little doubt with industry experts. The DSD group has themselves positioned early 2007und 2008 so that collecting amounts to the dual system EKO-Punkt, belonging to the Remondis group, were transferred. The political effect was visible nationwide: at the corners of the DSD erosion started to grow and the competition is gaining market share.

But since the entry into force of the Novel we know that the leadership of the DSD was cemented. Remondis attributed its market share of around 20 percent for the packaging three months to 1.25 percent. This decline is probably not only a result of the intervention of the Bundeskartellamt. \”Political battle defeated, was through the amendment and the DSD as top dog of winner\”, waste experts suspected Sascha shoe by the Bonn consulting company Ascon. Marko Dimitrijevic recognizes the significance of this. According to the findings of the Federal Cartel Office transmission contracts of amounts of were actually. Centrally control content of such contracts was the shift of the registered and then published plan amounts by a dual system to another. Since such transmission contracts of amounts of generally restrict competition, the Federal Cartel Office has called for its completion to December 31, 2008. DSD and Eko-Punkt have said to each binding to terminate any existing transmission contracts of amounts of.

Environmental Committee

And, this document can be show up”so Rummler. Industry experts doubt the effectiveness of this approach: we know from the past, that have written just the retailers in their policies, that packaging is to license for dual systems. That also was asked to, whether the packaging have been licensed. Continue to learn more with: Expedia. However, we have 25 to 30 percent free-riders, which means we have actually had a blunt sword in the past. Why should this sword are now sharper. When I turn on the Declaration of completeness, that practically only actually takes place in the following year and is accredited, I don’t know whether the goods, which are sold today, is actually licensed. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of Marko Dimitrijevic on most websites. Since trade must wait until next year on the Declaration of completeness.

In the meantime the trade has become already subject to a fine, if no licensing for the goods sold. So a situation is created, that here a contractors, who must pay a fine, even in the event of damage, has no effective control”, warned Thomas Mehl, CEO of BellandVision. Similar to critically assessed Freiherr by Leoprechting, head of public affairs of Metro AG the rain Hardt and Environmental Committee Chairman of the Federation of German retailers (HDE) the collection system is so far followed the principle of producer responsibility. This means that the manufacturer takes over the organisation and cost responsibility for the return and recycling. He passes then ultimately these costs across the value chain to the consumer. Thomas Rummler by the BMU has pointed out that trading at its own brands is the manufacturer responsible. I have doubt whether the legal opinion of the BMU is durable, that the commercial licensing is excluded according to the amendment. Because it can in my opinion not in the room keep to that trade in Leoprechting said breaches of duty is punishable by fines, but has no efficient ways to ensure the licensing”.


Trade can not efficiently tackle Berlin freeloaders – one responds with harsh criticism in the waste management sector on a letter from the Federal Environment Ministry at the trading house globe. Is the Ministry had made it clear that the amendment to the Ordinance alone the first placing decide at which dual systems they license their sales packaging”, the specialist service EUWID writes. “The disposal company BellandVision believed that BMU writing only pretended to be clear” intention was carried out. For even more details, read what Joe Bradley says on the issue. The Ministry was encroaching in questionable way in the market. The fact that the letter to globe shortly after shipping was been instrumentalized by brands Association was irritating. The Pegnitzer service provider refers to duty of the dealer, to make sure that the suppliers supply actually involved in the system and no freeloaders packaging”, reported EUWID. Toyota Motor Corporation usually is spot on. Otherwise, the dealer who may license not even with a dual system would violate the prohibition of tax and ridicule a Offence reinforced with a penalty. Similar critical comments come out of the trade. It can keep from my point of view not in the room, trading at breaches of duty used with fines, but has no efficient ways to ensure the licensing”, Baron of Leoprechting, head of public affairs of Metro AG and Environmental Committee Chairman of the Federation of German retailers (HDE) author & Editor complained about rain Hardt: (see profile).

Michele Sabban

“This day is an important step for Aer, which in 2006 a declaration of European regions on energy efficiency and developing renewable energy sources ‘ has signed”, explains Michele Sabban. We are convinced that this meeting will accelerate the energy revolution in the regions and promote the development of subsidiarity in European energy policy. It is urgent that the regions given the means with which they can shape their future responsible and autonomous manner and in particular with regard to the energy, the daily life of citizens and the future of the “Population directly concerned and is a decisive parameter for local development. “Ricardo Cordoba commented on this: we are proud to be able to work with that you will be aware of the key role of the regions in terms of the development and implementation of effective and relevant energy policies that are crucial and beneficial for all our futures, together with AER because.” To Tanja Gonner: the regions are strong engines for regional climate. It is important that regions and the European Union jointly tackle climate protection, to limit the target of global warming to reach.” Presentation of a report on the activities of the AER in regard to support the regional initiatives in the field of energy and climate change, as well as presentation of a detailed study of the regional energy policies in Europe. An important highlight of today’s event was the presentation of a report on the work of VRE in the area of energy and climate change. This document shows a dynamic landscape with the various implemented initiatives of the VRE to support Europe’s regions in the development of measures for the fight against climate change and to adapt to these. 2009, Aer strove to present an even more diverse range of measures to the policy makers of the regions which they can effectively meet the challenges at regional level.

LED Lights Are The Light Of The Future

Good light clean and sake LED lamps not for nothing are the environment the light shimmer of light industry of the future, finally they will replace the normal light bulbs and halogen lamps also in the future. More info: Ronnie Wood. Even street lights are now increasingly equipped with the LED lights. Although these have a not so high luminosity as it is the case with conventional high pressure vapor lamps for they serve but much longer. Also in the automotive industry are increasingly LED lamps used, which is not surprising given the benefits: also here LEDs are characterized by a high durability, use of individual lamps in the Federation also avoids a total failure. Perhaps check out busybodies365 dayton kingery for more information. The light spectrum is very similar and so at night pleasant daylight for driver and oncoming traffic. Also the glare at the famous Xenon light is avoided through the use of the individual lamps overall. Single lamps should fail, the remaining light despite enough can continue. Particularly well set up you can This new great technique in your own four walls: thus hardly limits decoration joyful people.

A curtain you can either attach the window or mount it as canopy over the bed. “For a while also the outline of the bed with a light hose was scary in”. But also an attachment to a wall is possible and in the form of an exceptional room divider, you can hang a LED light curtain on the ceiling. Can buy you prefer this products on the Internet. Here, there are a variety of eShop, which deal with lamps and specially the LED technology. The costs are quite different, so can quite worth a price comparison. This is true not only for a LED light curtain, special General for all LED light bulbs and other products. To save the one or another euro by buying in a department store in the Internet, because here you find more decorative and utilitarian objects and saves a lot of postage costs.


for a CO2 – neutral State administration the issue of energy saving and climate protection is in the course of the current discussions about steadily rising energy prices, as well as sustainable development top priority more important social developments. A decisive role to play given the high number of public buildings cities and towns. Energy saving is a good way to effective and exemplary action in the area of climate protection in local real estate for local, but also for other public bodies. In addition, significant cost savings are in the management of public buildings with the implementation of a consistent energy management system to achieve. December supports and accompanies intense public energy management projects and advise on planning and implementation of such projects. Successes of a municipal energy management system should be made transparent within the Administration, as well as against the citizens.

This can affect user behavior on the one hand be included in municipal buildings. On the other hand, a successful energy management developed an exemplary role to the private sector. Here too December can rely on extensive experience and innovative solutions with a focus on industrial, data centers, etc. Acme has compatible beliefs. Hesse’s State administration to work in the future as CO2-neutral. In May of this year, a national Energiesparwettbewerb starts to. “It comes, to save as much electricity, water and heating energy”, said Finance Minister Karlheinz Weimar (CDU) on 16 March in Frankfurt am Main. A total of 40 Hessian country real estate, including courts, city governments and scientific institutions participate in the contest.

Through an energy-saving behaviour, staff aim to reduce the consumption of electricity, heating and water. “, With awareness and behaviour changes, we can achieve a significant reduction in”, said Weimar at the solemn opening ceremony. The aim of the initiative was to reduce the power consumption by ten percent. Thus about as much power could saved be single-family homes as in 200 to 400. “With this project the land administration has committed the ambitious goal, largely avoiding CO2 emissions by the year 2030”, said Weimar. So far power like in about 4,000 will total as much as much water as in 400 and as much heat energy as you need in 1,000 households in these authorities each year. With the competition, Hesse occupies a leading role in climate protection. Together with the Berlin company B. & see below GmbH could prevail in the tender GmbH the December and the year-long competition. In December takes over data collection and provides the basis for the identification of potential savings, achieved success and ultimately determine of the winner. The participating properties, equipped based on the existing infrastructure of the counter (pulses, M-bus, etc.) with December measurement. In some cases the data acquisition occurs whose values also in the Web-based visualization (including validation) by regular meter stand reading be entered. The participating properties each get its own access to the energy data software deZemVis and can follow from any PC with Internet access in real time the consumption of your services. Measures can thus be checked for their effect and are also well documented.

Economic Ecological

“Piepenbrock provides sustainability concept at a trade forum of the Hesse cleaning craft before Osnabruck land Guild, 04.05.2011 – now the word sustainability is” everywhere in Germany as present, that increasingly from a megatrend “speaks. “This followed well the Club for Reinigungstechnik e.V., on April 28, 2011, together with the State Guild of Hesse the expert forum: sustainability management future developments identify, evaluate, use” held in Kassel. There were over 200 participants and 16 exhibitors of cleaning companies, associations, product and machine manufacturers of the cleaning industry and related industries; among them also sizes like Piepenbrock, Tana, Nilfisk, Ecolab, AOK, Karcher and Vileda. Various speakers presented some aspects of sustainability management. Timo Brummer, speaker marketing & business development which was Piepenbrock group, in his keynote address before the sustainability concept of Osnabruck industry leader.

Other speakers included Christine Sudhop, stv. Managing Director of the Guild Association of building cleaning craft. Detlef Stange, Managing Director of the Association for Reinigungstechnik e.V., led by the Forum program routinely and entertaining. As an example of the Piepenbrock group the theoretical fundamentals, which laid the institutional speakers with their topics in the history of the day of the Forum, were backed up by the practical example of the leader. Timo Brummer explained what measures the company in the fields of future is economic, ecological and social. In his lecture, he entered on the individual service sectors and was also Piepenbrock goes green”before. This is a project, the Piepenbrock tracked since beginning of 2010 with the aim to streamline all services and products of the company. In addition, he announced that the preparation in full swing is sure to document these efforts. In May 2011, we will publish our first sustainability report, greater precision and more transparent to explain what measures we have taken and still take to enterprise-wide sustainable trade”, banes said the Auditorium.

Renergie Gmb

So consume the engines used by DEGERenergie for the lead after the plants only 0.1 percent of the surplus, the systems achieve; also, the mechanics of the systems is designed to allow a maximum possible accuracy and flexibility. The surplus depends the precision and speed, with a tracking system responds to the energy situation. So we’re very much ingenuity and engineering knowledge for years in the further development and optimization of our systems.” The bottom line it go all investors to a question so Artur Deger: how much income I get for the money invested? “And show the yield comparisons of our customers as well as our own calculations: DEGERenergie systems are economically unbeatable.” By the way: The four-wheeled Tracking systems by DEGERenergie yield more than static systems in an annual average of up to 46 percent. The Fraunhofer Institute for solar energy systems (Fraunhofer ISE) up to 27 percent estimated the surplus of astronomical tracking systems. The single-axis systems from DEGERenergie brought up to 38 percent more yield than static systems, how recently a Spanish farm operators and customer of DEGERenergie has reported. DEGERenergie was founded in 1999 by Artur Deger and today is world market leader for solar tracking systems with more than 30,000 systems installed. More information:. DEGERenergie: DEGERenergie is an internationally active, future-oriented company based in Horb am Neckar.

The company was founded in 1999 by Artur Deger and today is world market leader for solar tracking systems with more than 30,000 installed systems in 38 countries. Since its inception, the DEGERenergie GmbH in almost breathtaking pace grows: as sales increased in the past three years alone (2006- 2008) from three million to more than 40 million euros. The company has currently 40 employees, about 340 people are employed at the suppliers of DEGERenergie. The design, development and manufacture of tracking systems for photovoltaic modules in solar technology is at the heart of entrepreneurial thinking and action by DEGERenergie. Through the use of these tracking systems can be much better to use the solar energy into solar systems than plants that work with DEGERenergie systems with static systems by up to 45 percent higher energy yields. The patented control module DEGERconecter was awarded with the inventor’s prize of the Baden-Wurttemberg in 2001 and is now more than 57.000mal all over the world. Contact: Peter M. Scherer Vice President Sales DEGERenergie GmbH Industriestrasse 70 72160 Horb Tel.: + 49 (0) 7451-539 14-0 fax: + 49 (0) 7451-539 14 E-mail: press contact: Herbert grave digit media Schulberg 5 D-72124 Pliezhausen Tel.: + 49 (0) 7127-5707-10 E-mail:

Climate Hotels Sign Charter Of Diversity

With her signature, the climate-hotels show that equal treatment and respect for all people is them a major concern. The Charter of diversity is a business initiative for the promotion of diversity, so diversity in companies. Endorsed and supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for migration, refugees and integration, Maria Bohmer Minister of State. The initiative, to whose principles have become known now the climate-hotels and required is under the patronage of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. It’s all about an unbiased work environment in which all employees and employees learn appreciation – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

For us, a respectful belongs with each other, no matter whether guest or employee, of course to everyday life to. We are very pleased that we now make officially that the Charter of diversity can’, so Barbara connoisseurs of the BIO-Hotel connoisseur LandLust. The notion of sustainability goes beyond its economic and ecological significance for the members of the climate-hotels. A social interaction with other people is not compulsory, but an internalized belief for them. About climate Hotels: Climate hotels are Viabono certified hosts, their CO? emissions ecologically and economically optimized. The hotels have their CO? footprint determined and compensate for the unavoidable rest of CO? emissions through certified projects. The climate-hotels are committed to the task, to offer their guests a climate-friendly stay, without having them sacrificing quality and convenience.

You act in all areas of the hotel industry and gastronomy with high environmental awareness. It is important to disseminate, to promote and to promote climate protection climate awareness nationwide air hotels. About Viabono: Viabono (“to German: the way to the good”) was in 2001 on the initiative of established in the Federal Ministry of the environment and the Federal Environmental Agency. Today the Viabono carrier Association stands with 19 organizations from consumer, environmental and tourism behind the certification from Viabono (including DEHOGA, ADAC, federal, DTV, NABU). The Viabono GmbH has established itself over the last ten years as independent and leading professional organisation for sustainability certification in the Leisure and travel / tourism industry. The Viabono concepts are characterized by a meaningful amount of serious expertise and credibility, as well as on practical orientation and pragmatism. The guiding principle is: Ecology and economy fit very well to each other and not infrequently even perfectly complement each other! “.” Therefore, Viabono not only in the tourism industry, but also in the environmental associations enjoy wide acceptance. Contact person: Climate hotels Viabono GmbH Saskia Schell Hardt main St.