Una bella iniziativa, un esempio di come sostenibilità e innovazione possano coincidere anche nel mercato delle carte di credito: American Express ha collaborato con la non-profit Parley for the Oceans per lanciare una nuova carta di credito in plastica marina al 100%. Il settore bancario e quello del credito al consumo potranno così contribuire a ridurre i milioni di tonnellate di plastica che puntualmente vengono scaricate negli oceani del mondo ogni anno. La carta attualmente esiste come prototipo, ma dovrebbe essere resa disponibile al pubblico entro i prossimi 12 mesi.
Ocean plastic credit cards and solar-powered robots: The best green innovations of the week 15 June 2018, source edie newsroom A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best. edie has once again pulled the best innovation stories of the week into this neat and tidy little green package This week marks both World Meat Free Week and World Onshore Wind Week, bringing climate change issues to the forefront of media and business attention once again. Innovation is a difficult area to navigate, but as this round-up highlights, the benefits could usher in an unprecedented transition to the low-carbon economy. With this in mind, this week’s round-up covers a variety of ideas, concepts, products and systems that could help nations and businesses accelerate sustainability commitments. Weeding out emissions As the WWF claims that the agricultural sector can provide up to 30% of the solutions needed by 2030 to tackle the global climate crisis, an innovative solution to green the industry has emerged in the form of a solar-powered, automated robotic weeder. The device, created by Swiss firm EcoRobotix, is equipped with a camera and GPS sensors, which allow it to find and remove weeds across 7.5 acres of land per day. Once the device has located a weed, it covers it with a cup and delivers a very small dose of pesticide – a method which EcoRobotix claims can slash the amount of pesticide needed by about 20 times. The firm hopes to bring the robot to the commercial market in 2019, having secured nearly $11m from agriculture investor CapAgro. At the moment, the device can only identify two crops for protection, but updates are in the pipeline and will be available in the form of software upgrades.
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