There are more than 17 million shipping containers in the world, of which 6 million of them are currently transporting goods via truck, train and vessel.
These 6 million containers make an incredible 200 million trips each year, helping to transport everything from cars to smartphones.
To give you an idea of their storage capacity, a standard 20-foot shipping container can hold 1 million pencils!
However, shipping containers are not just for transporting goods…
The mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, 1 Hotels, has opened the doors of its third property, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
Designed from the ground-up, the property cultivates the best of eco-conscious design and sustainable architecture.
The founder of 1 Hotels, Barry Sternlicht, explains the company’s core philosophy as: “The world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way.”
Do you dream of living in an eco-friendly town that puts people and the environment first?
I certainly do.
Fortunately, there is just such a town being built.
Named North West Bicester, this exciting eco-town development is situated in the heart of Southern England, just 15 miles from the world-famous Oxford City.
Let’s take a factual tour of North West Bicester, aided by several ‘artist impressions’ of the finished town.
Smartphones offer so many benefits, that it’s no wonder most of us are in love with our phones. However, as I’m sure you’re aware, smartphones are also notoriously fragile.
A slip of the hand… the phone falls to the floor… you can guess the rest!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn how to repair your damaged phone? This would allow you to keep your phone for longer, save you money and also help reduce environmental waste.
Fortunately, thanks to the great work of German tech company iDoc, you can now learn how to repair most of the popular smartphones on the market.
Cycling has always been a green way of exercising and commuting. However, now you can go even greener, by riding a bike made with an eco-friendly bamboo frame.
The bike is designed and engineered by the Romania-based Craft Bicycle Company, whose mission statement is:
“Change every aspect of riding a bike using only high-quality products and sustainable materials.”
Countries with little or no oil reserves are often drawn to alternative fuels or biofuels. These non-conventional fuels offer protection against fuel security issues that can occur in our frequently hostile world.
Additionally, biofuels produce less greenhouse gases than fossil fuels when burned.
You may be familiar with some common biofuels: Ethanol, Green Diesel, Jatropha and Soybean.
We are proud to announce that we are the latest organization to sign the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce.
The charter was conceived by the International Businesses Standards Organization (IBSO).
They are a worldwide independent non-profit organization that creates, promotes and maintains evaluative and ethical standards for international market players and for the global business community at large.
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