Posts Tagged ‘ biological diversity

PALM OIL: the bigger picture

PALM OIL PLANTATIONS, THE ILLUSION of SUSTAINABILTY…. Environmentalists see the establishment of oil palm plantations as a new threat to the world's largest rainforests and their biodiversity. The potential for palm oil plantations in the Brazilian Amazon is vast: the Woods Hole Research Center estimates that 2.283 million square kilometers (881,000 sq miles) of forest land in the region is suitable for oil palm, an area far greater in extent than that which could be converted for soy (390,000 sq km) or sugar cane (1.988 million sq km). Woods Hole calculates this area of forest locks up some 42.5 billion tons (gigatons) of carbon in aboveground biomass, or roughly six times 2006 global emissions... Read more [...]

What is biodiversity? Let’s find out.

What is biodiversity? Let's find out. You’re going to ask: What do PleatPaks and Magic Bags have to do with Biodiversity? You are right! It seems far fetched but IT'S NOT! GreenDustries’ products save trees by using recycled paper and cardboards converted in our Paper mill. We save about 24,163,600 adult trees each year and 95% of the Eco-System/Biodiversity on a territory equivalent to 21% of the surface of Belgium. Now if every one in the Fast Food Industry were using our PleatPaks and Magic Bags, the world savings would be an important factor for the Environment! "The Convention on Biological Diversity" says the following: The rich tapestry of life on our planet is the outcome of over 3.5 billion years of evolutionary history. It has been shaped by forces such as changes in the planet's crust, ice ages, fire and ... Read more [...]