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1000 Solutions — September 13, 2019

WEEECAM, tackling the issue of e-waste in developing countries

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

With an entirely new process, from recycling, repairing and treating e-waste disposal, this project creates economic opportunities while protecting the environment. On September 10th, 2019, Apple held its annual conference, unveiling a new set of devices, such as the iPhone 11, a new...

News — September 11, 2019

A Second Life for the Solar Impulse (Si2) Airplane

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Three years after its final landing in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane in which Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg flew around the world without a drop of fuel, may once again reach for the skies. Solar Impulse SA and Skydweller S.L.U. have signed an agreement for a...

Technical Article — September 09, 2019

Smart Data For A Clean And More Sustainable Future

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 5min read

About 30 years ago, controlling home appliances remotely by phone or internet from any location in the world seemed science fiction, today it is a reality. These innovations not only bring a certain level of comfort to the individual but could potentially have a...

Interviews — September 09, 2019

Sergio Barbarino, Expert of the month – August 2019!

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 5min read

This month our award goes to Sergio Barbarino (Ing. ,MBA, and FRSC) as a recognition of his hard work and dedication, Thank you so much for your great contribution!In this interview, we had the chance to learn more about Sergio, his work at Procter & Gamble, as well as his passions and drivers...

News — September 05, 2019

Cleaning up maritime transport

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5min read

Three per cent. That is the contribution of the maritime sector to total global carbon emissions. It doesn’t sound all that much for a sector that ensures 90% of world trade and whose ships spend most of their time on the high-seas, out of sight and out of mind, but the predictions for climate change means that...

News — September 05, 2019

Vers un transport maritime plus propre

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5min read

Trois pour cent. C'est la contribution du transport maritime aux émissions de carbone au niveau mondial. Cela peut sembler très peu pour un secteur qui assure 90% du commerce mondial et dont les navires passent la majeure partie du temps en haute mer, loin des yeux et des préoccupations, mais compte tenu des...

Technical Article — September 02, 2019

Swiss waste-management policy, a peek behind the curtains of one of...

Written by Expert: Benjamin Demma - 5min read

Switzerland is one of the countries with the highest per capita waste production in the world. However, thanks to the waste management policies adopted, it is also one of the countries with the highest recycling rates. Let's look at the main points of the waste management policy adopted by...

News — August 29, 2019

Bertrand Piccard au G7 pour exhorter à une action climatique...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

L'explorateur et pilote de Solar Impulse, l'un des représentants de la société civile choisis par le gouvernement français comme intervenants au G7, appellera à des politiques courageuses pour enrayer la crise climatique. Dans le cadre du One Planet Lab organisé par le gouvernement français, Bertrand Piccard –...

1000 Solutions — August 29, 2019

PAPTIC®, an alternative to plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution offers an eco-friendly replacement for packaging for retailers and brand owners.  The race to find alternatives to plastics is on. The packaging industry, among others, is investing heavily in innovations to replace our good old plastic bags and wrappings by...

News — August 28, 2019

My speech to Heads of States at the G7 Summit

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 3min read

Dear President Macron, Excellencies,If I am here today in front of you, it is not because I flew around the world in a solar powered airplane but because I have proof that clean technologies exist and can achieve impossible goals. The good news is that in the field of the environment, these technologies have become...

Interviews — August 26, 2019

Christian Krys, Expert of the month – July 2019!

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 5min read

This month our award goes to Christian Krys as a recognition of his hard work and dedication, Thank you so much for your great contribution!In this interview, we had the chance to learn more about Christian and his work at Roland Berger, as well as his passions and drivers for being an Advisory...

News — August 23, 2019

Bertrand Piccard at G7 to push ambitious climate action

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

The explorer and pilot of Solar Impulse has been selected by the French government as one of the representatives of civil society that will address the G7, calling for brave policies that will turn the tide in the climate crisis. Bertrand Piccard, who has long advocated for more ambitious...

Insights — August 23, 2019

Inégalités – personne n'y gagne

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

Le 26 août 2019, je m'adresserai aux chefs d'États et responsables gouvernementaux lors du 45e sommet du G7, à Biarritz, en France. L'édition de cette année se concentrera sur la lutte contre l'inégalité sous ses nombreuses formes. En effet, les disparités entre les nantis et les démunis ne constituent pas...

Insights — August 22, 2019

Inequality is holding all of us back

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 3min read

On August 26th, 2019, I will be addressing Heads of States and government officials at the 45th G7 summit, in Biarritz, France. This year's edition will focus on fighting inequality in its many forms. Indeed, disparities between the haves and the have-nots is not just a moral issue. Inequality has a...

1000 Solutions — August 22, 2019

Hype, hydrogen taxis to fight air pollution

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

No emissions. No pollution. Could these hydrogen taxis be the future of urban mobility? There is a global consensus that the transport sector needs to be decarbonized. However, the real debate is how the world will achieve this challenge. Most certainly, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles...