info@livingbusiness.com
/livingbusiness
Search
Generic filters
Filter by
Select all
News
Resources
Success partners
Search
Generic filters
Filter by
Select all
News
Resources
Success partners

Mondelez uses cloud-based technology to reduce energy usage at Bahrain facility

Mondelēz Bahrain Biscuits said it has implemented a new, cloud-based technology that will help the company efficiently monitor and help reduce use of electricity, water, and natural gas at its Bahrain factory.  Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Resource Advisor will help the operations team measure and manage energy and sustainability initiatives across the 250,000 sq m facility […]
Read Story

Sustainable City partners with EFATE to recycle toxic electronic waste

The Sustainable City (TSC), the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, announced it has introduced a new electronic waste (e-waste) collection and management solutions for the community. The 24-Hour e-Waste drop-off station - created in collaboration with EFATE, a UAE Based e-waste Management Company - will provide a free and efficient e-waste management solution to […]
Read Story

Metito builds world's largest agricultural wastewater treatment plant in Egypt

Metito, a multinational global provider of intelligent water management and alternative energy solutions, has been awarded the design, supply, construction, operation and maintenance of the El-Hammam agricultural wastewater treatment plant in Egypt. The project is a Joint Venture with Hassan Allam, The Arab Contractors and Orascom Construction. The agricultural wastewater treatment plant has a capacity of 6 million cubic […]
Read Story

Nestlé MENA and CHEP agree to implement eco-friendly pallet pooling

CHEP, the supply chain solutions company, has announced a two-year contract renewal plus increased business with Nestlé Middle East & North Africa (MENA) to replace traditional white exchange pallets with a CHEP managed pallet pooling solution throughout the region. The switch from white wood to CHEP pooled pallets is expected to streamline Nestlé’s supply chain, […]
Read Story

Egypt’s farmers tap new technology to save water and boost crops

When Eman Essa’s husband died and she took over running his farm in southern Egypt, she found herself guessing when the wheat crop needed watering. Essa, 36, would often end up either using too much water on her 2-feddan (2-acre) plot outside Samalout city or hiring another farmer to take over the irrigation duties, she […]
Read Story

World’s largest survey of public opinion on climate change: a majority of people call for wide-ranging action

The results of the Peoples’ Climate Vote, the world’s biggest ever survey of public opinion on climate change are published today. Covering 50 countries with over half of the world’s population, the survey includes over half a million people under the age of 18, a key constituency on climate change that is typically unable to vote yet in regular elections. Detailed results broken down by age, gender, and education level will be shared with governments around […]
Read Story

Why plastic pollution is a producer responsibility

We won’t be able to stem the tide of plastic waste until manufacturers are held accountable for their products. We’re all culprits in the plastic pollution crisis — and that’s by design. I was reminded of this recently when I ordered a set of carbon filters for my countertop compost bin. (Like most people, I […]
Read Story

Climate tipping points: an interview with Tim Lenton

Over the past twenty years the concept of “tipping points” has become more familiar to the public. Tipping points are critical thresholds at which small changes can lead to dramatic shifts in the state of the entire system. Awareness of climate tipping points has grown in policy circles in recent years in no small part […]
Read Story

Engie provides sustainable drinking water to Kuwait migrant workers

Engie Solutions, an international leader in integrated low-carbon and high performance solutions, has recently collaborated with Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Trashtag Kuwait, both non-profit organisations, in launching Project My Mai. It is the latest environmental and community initiative that aims to provide sustainable drinking water solutions to low-income migrant communities that have […]
Read Story

Kuwait-based Agility invests in on-site solar plants in Dubai, Jordan

Global logistics company Agility said on Thursday that it is installing solar power plants in Dubai and Jordan that would eventually cut the company's carbon footprint in the Middle East by 5 percent. Agility said it is building four on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems totalling 8.8 megawatts peak (MWp) in Dubai and Jordan. "Globally, […]
Read Story

AGS and Veolia to set up PET recycling plant in Kizad

Abu Dhabi-based Alliances for Global Sustainability (AGS) has announced its partnership with Veolia to establish the most advanced food-grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling plant in the GCC region. The 14,000 tonne capacity plant is being backed by a number of entities including Abu Dhabi’s Environment Agency, Tadweer and Kizad, and will be located in the […]
Read Story

Amana launches solar power project for mosques

Muscat, Nov 1 (ONA) --- Amana Waqf Funds Management Company today launched its first solar power project to transform mosques into environment-friendly buildings using clean energy and utilizing the surplus to generate more revenue to the Waqf establishment. An agreement to this effect was signed by Amana with one of the small and medium enterprises […]
Read Story

Moro Hub launches region’s first solar-powered green data centre

DUBAI- Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, announced the launch of the Middle East’s first certified Tier-III Green Data Centre today, at the virtual edition of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition, WETEX 2020. Located at Al-Yalayis, Dubai, this is the region's first […]
Read Story

Etihad becomes first airline to issue sustainability-linked Sukuk

ABU DHABI, 29th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Etihad Airways has announced the launch of the world’s first Transition Sukuk and the first Sustainability-Linked financing in global aviation, under a Transition Finance Framework. According to Etihad, this follows the first aviation financing linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals raised in December 2019, further confirming […]
Read Story

Sabic, Schwarz launch project for vegetable bags

Sabic, a global leader in the chemicals industry has partnered with Schwarz Group, Europe’s largest retail store operator, for the use of transparent film bags made from certified circular polyethylene (PE) in vegetable packaging. The project will include various different PE technologies from Sabic’s Trucircle portfolio based on materials produced via feedstock recycling of mixed […]
Read Story

Choithrams selects SirajPower as its solar partner in the UAE

UAE, Dubai: SirajPower, UAE's leading distributed solar energy provider, continues its rapid and consistent expansion in the UAE with a new significant partnership. The company recently signed a deal with Choithrams, a leading grocery retailer and food distributor in the Middle East, to help them shift from conventional power to 100% renewable energy. On this occasion, […]
Read Story

UAE's United Foods makes the leap into renewable energy

UAE-based United Foods Company has signed a deal with Yellow Door Energy to develop and maintain a 2-megawatt rooftop solar power plant at its edible oil and fats factory, located in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Industrial Area. The DFM-listed company, which is a leading food manufacturer as well as distributor in the UAE, said in a press statement that the […]
Read Story

Riyadh Marriott goes solar, cuts CO2 emissions by 89%

Riyadh Marriott Hotel, built in 1982, is committed to making a positive and sustainable impact on the communities it operates in. One of the goals of Marriott International is to reduce the environmental footprint by 30 percent across its portfolio by 2025. While CO2 naturally exists in the Earth’s atmosphere, human activities, such as the […]
Read Story

Tristar's focus on the well-being of seafarers bags it award from Arabia CSR Network

  8 October 2020 (UAE): Tristar Group (“Tristar” or “the Company”), the global integrated energy logistics company, was given an award by the Arabia CSR Network for its ‘Safety at Sea’ initiatives at the 13th Arabia CSR Awards 2020 held on October 6 in Dubai. ‘Safety at Sea’ initiatives were recognized under the ‘Partnerships and Collaborations’ category. […]
Read Story

Paperless ops: Etihad rolls out electronic technical logs

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has become the country’s first airline to implement electronic technical logs (eTech logs) for airline operations.   The approval from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for implementation on Etihad’s freighter fleet accelerates the journey towards paperless airline operations which is a key initiative for Etihad Airways and […]
Read Story

Dubai to test revolutionary new electric fire truck

Three pioneering fire trucks featuring Volvo Penta electric drivelines are on their way to fire departments in Berlin, Amsterdam and Dubai to begin real-world customer testing. Volvo Penta has developed an electric driveline for leading fire service vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer’s pioneering fire truck, named “Revolutionary Technology” (RT). The truck – which features groundbreaking drive technology, […]
Read Story

Supermarket chain Waitrose to charge for plastic bags as part of sustainability initiative

Supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners has introduced a 25 fils plastic bag charge across all its stores in the UAE as part of its sustainability programme, it announced on Wednesday. The new policy, which began on October 1, aims to “inspire its customers to shift to using reusable, sustainable bags” for shopping, a statement said. […]
Read Story

‘Sustainable City’ deploys monitoring equipment to measure biodiversity impact

DUBAI, 6th October, 2020 (WAM) -- The Sustainable City, the first fully operational environment-friendly community in the Middle East by Diamond Developers, has launched a community-wide biodiversity assessment programme. It has deployed monitoring equipment to measure the impact of urban ecology on biodiversity and ecosystem health. The Sustainable City is the region’s first community to […]
Read Story

Emirates RDF to start production of alternative fuel for cement factories

Emirates RDF, a partnership between water treatment expert Besix, Finnish group Griffin Refineries and Ajman-based Tech Group Eco, has announced that is set to start production of alternative fuel at the company’s facility in Umm Al Quwain. In a statement, it explained that the household waste collected will be converted into an alternative energy source […]
Read Story

Cost-efficient and sustainable: Syntegon Technology and SABIC launch joint packaging concept for frozen food packaging

Syntegon Technology and SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, have developed a sustainable packaging concept for the frozen food industry with a substantial material reduction potential. Their solution comprises the new PHS 2.0 sealing technology from Syntegon and the 20-micrometer thin biaxially oriented polyethylene (BOPE) film from SABIC. Brand owners can now substantially reduce […]
Read Story

Apple to construct huge onshore wind turbines for Danish data centre

Apple has announced it will invest in the construction of two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines located near the Danish town of Esbjerg to provide clean and renewable energy to its data centre in Denmark. The 200m-tall turbines are expected to produce 62 gigawatt hours each year — enough to power almost 20,000 […]
Read Story

Abu Dhabi Ports’ Smart Container Initiative to cut emissions by 50%

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched the Smart Container Initiative that will house its digital solutions in a resilient, safe and optimised eco-friendly mobile environment as part of its ongoing digital transformation drive. Powered by clean energy, the solar-panelled steel and aluminium smart container uses environmentally friendly technologies such as in-row cooling, renewable energy and efficient […]
Read Story

Google aims to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

Alphabet Inc's Google aims to power its data centers and offices 24-7 using solely carbon-free electricity by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous goal of matching its energy use with 100% renewable energy. The "stretch goal," as CEO Sundar Pichai described it, will force Google to move beyond the tech industry […]
Read Story

Landmark Group signs 2.6 MWp solar deal with Yellow Door Energy and AMANA Investments

Landmark Group, a leading retail and hospitality conglomerate in the Middle East and India, has signed a 2.6 megawatt-peak solar agreement with Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based sustainable energy provider, and AMANA Investments, a renowned design-build construction company. As the first joint venture between Yellow Door Energy and AMANA Investments, the solar agreement will bring clean […]
Read Story

Why the boom in biomass electricity needs to stop urgently

The forest biomass industry is sprawling and spreading globally — rapidly growing in size, scale, revenue, and political influence — even as forest ecologists and climatologists warn that the industry is putting the planet’s temperate and tropical forests at risk, and aggressively lobbying governments against using wood pellets as a “renewable energy” alternative to burning […]
Read Story