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A wine world beyond Glyphosate – Climate talk Highlights

(Continuous update) Watch our Climate talk: https://youtu.be/44tciKuzpx8   For futher information on the topic we gathered various reports, articles, solutions along other sources: FROM OUR GUESTS: Mimi Casteel: http://www.hopewellwine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Glyphosate-White-Paper.pdf https://www.hopewellwine.com/glyphosate-chronic-use-and-chronic-toxicity-a-global-pandemic-and-matter-of-immediate-national-security/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYkgeoNDvh4 FROM OUR COMMUNITY:  Other sources:  Kwiatkowska, et al, DNA damage and methylation induced by glyphosate...

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Monchique – Sport 100% Recycled

ABSTRACT:  Bottle made of 100% recycled PET (rPET). Both the shrinkwrap packaging and the labels are made of recycled plastic. SUSTAINABLE TARGET: Create a sustainable packaging that allows to reduce carbon footprint and practice circular economy. The use of recycled plastic is key to circular...

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VINEAS – A Climate Solutions platform by MEDCLIV

VINEAS is a collaborative platform that brings actors and projects together and allows for knowledge and solutions sharing, created by MEDCLIV. It also provides methodological support for the vine & wine actors willing to search and share knowledge and initiatives around climate change challenges. https://www.vineas.net/en/1/home.html

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Reborn – The smart cycle

COMPANY SUMMARY:  Reborn® has 58 years of polyethylene experience and is a pioneer in the European plastics circular economy. We choose to call ourselves reborn® to symbolize our transformation to a company that takes responsible choices for shared society. Becoming reborn®, may be a long...

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Laborial – Greenflow, High Efficiency Fume Hoods

ABSTRACT Laboratories are major energetic consumption areas, with a great and heavy set of requirements, legislation, standards and good practices to comply with. The company has since early developed solutions to reduce the ecological footprint. The Greenflow fume hood is a high efficiency equipment developed...

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CIIMAR – Ocean Action

COMPANY SUMMARY CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research – is a leading research and advanced training institution of the University of Porto, working at the frontier of Ocean Knowledge and Innovation. CIIMAR fosters an integrated approach to Ocean and coastal areas promoting...

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CIIMAR- Stop the plastic tide!

ACTION TITLE:  STOP THE PLASTIC TIDE!   COMPANY SUMMARY CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research – is a leading research and advanced training institution of the University of Porto, working at the frontier of Ocean Knowledge and Innovation. CIIMAR fosters an integrated...

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OMDesign – Message in a bottle

PROJECT TITLE The Omdesign’s creative and sustainable commitment to the future   COMPANY SUMMARY: Established in 1998, Omdesign is a design and advertising agency 100% Portuguese, multi-award winning by the quality and excellence of the solutions created throughout more than 22 years of achievements. Omdesign...

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Honig Vineyard & Winery – Solar Energy

COMPANY SUMMARY: Honig Vineyard & Winery consistently creates high quality wines that offer unparalleled value. We accomplish this through constant innovation using a creative and fun approach to business. We are committed to our winery family and our community by operating in a socially, environmentally,...

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Saurea – Solar Motor

SAUREA’s motor is a total disruptive technology, rewarded by 6 innovation awards and covered by 5 patents. We propose the first self-switched solar motor, running WITH the sun, producing no electricity BUT converting directly solar energy into mechanical energy, that allows to drive different rotating...

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Epona – Striving for Sustainability

COMPANY SUMMARY: Epona Wine is a vineyard and winery striving to demonstrate the latest developments in sustainability, including energy and resource conservation, organic practices and locally-sourced, modern-variety grapes. SUSTAINABLE TARGET: Evaluate, and implement and measure the benefits of a solar power system for the Epona...

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Samsys – Solar Panels

Electricity is a basic need for our work at Samsys, but we are conscious of the impact of excessive energy consumption on the environment. Indeed, energy is the main contributor to the production of greenhouse gases, followed by devastating deforestation. Conscious of this impact, we...

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Environmental Waves – Wastewater Treatment with a Nature-based solution

The Waves Floating System can be applied in the retrofit of conventional Constructed Wetlands, avoiding the costs associated with the removal, transport and deposition of the contaminated substrate. In a retrofit the Waves Floating System also manages to improve the treatment parameters, increasing the life time of Constructed Wetland and definitively eliminate the clogging problem.

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BAGLASS – Energy efficiency improvements and CO2 emissions reduction

As a result of the continuous improvement of natural gas consumption efficiency and the consistent utilization of cullet in the melting process, BA has been able to continuously reduce the CO2 emissions in its production process, saving over 85 000 ton of CO2 emissions in the last 5 years, the equivalent to the yearly emissions of over 20 000 cars.

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Universidade Católica Portuguesa – The 100.000 trees project

To date, 174 hectares have been planted and 106,019 native trees have been installed. 49 areas in the Porto Metropolitan Area, with tourism and leisure purpose, were valorised. Thousands of citizens participate (16,776 volunteer participations that resulted in 54,340 volunteer hours). The planted trees (when adults) will remove 9,877 tonnes of Carbon per year, as well as 55 tonnes of air pollutants (CO, O3, NO2, SO2, PM2.5), while helping to prevent rainwater drainage, optimizing rainwater management in urban areas and soil water in rural contexts. The economic value of these three ecological services offered by the trees already planted is € 2.15 million.

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Toyota – Hybrid vehicles

Hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly important as a growing global trend, year after year. With the launch of Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger car, Toyota consolidated its position in the supply of electric vehicles. In 2017, the sale of 1.52 million vehicles and a cumulative volume of 11.47 million Toyota hybrids sold represents a reduction of more than 90 million tons of CO2 (when compared to the sale of equivalent conventional vehicles).

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Turismo de Portugal – Zero Paper

These projects are notorious examples of promoting the principles of a circular economy by Corticeira Amorim, while reflecting its strong social impact. Since the beginning of the projects, more than 550 million cork stoppers have been collected for recycling and donated more than 1.5 M€ for social causes and reforestation.

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Turismo de Portugal – Eco-Schools Programme

These projects are notorious examples of promoting the principles of a circular economy by Corticeira Amorim, while reflecting its strong social impact. Since the beginning of the projects, more than 550 million cork stoppers have been collected for recycling and donated more than 1.5 M€ for social causes and reforestation.

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Camara Munincipal do Porto – Municipal Fleet Renewal

The use of a mostly electric fleet will also enable an estimated reduction in CO2 emissions in the order of 2,350 tons within the term of the four years contract, which shows the commitment of the Municipality to combat climate change, drastically reducing the contribution of the sector transport to global warming.

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Dona Berta – Box Standardization

These projects are notorious examples of promoting the principles of a circular economy by Corticeira Amorim, while reflecting its strong social impact. Since the beginning of the projects, more than 550 million cork stoppers have been collected for recycling and donated more than 1.5 M€ for social causes and reforestation.

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