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Start's advice: Today, the concept of recycling - or turning an old or unwanted product into something new - is more popular than ever. That's because recycling is an effective way of reducing landfill and energy consumption (and therefore pollution). Recycled materials in manufacturing use considerably less energy than producing new products from raw materials - even when comparing all other associated costs, including transport.
Today, experts estimate that UK recycling is the equivalent of taking 5 million cars off the road. Take aluminium, for example. The organisation Recycle Now calculates that recycling aluminium uses just five per cent of the energy needed to make it from scratch. What's more, the metal can be recycled time and time again.
Given to HRH The Prince of Wales on his 21st birthday and last seen driven by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they left their wedding reception. The DB6 MKII Vantage Volante is one of the rarest and sought after Aston Martin cars ever made. This particular model was converted to run on E85 bioethanol, made from English wine wastage, in 2008 at the specific request of His Royal Highness.
The 2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally event is in collaboration with Start- a national initiative by The Prince's Charities Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable living and to show what a more energy efficient, cleaner and healthier future could look like. Start's objective is to present an inspiring picture of a sustainable future.
As the world's largest tyre company, Bridgestone is committed to reducing the impact of motoring and to helping ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations. Several Eco-Rally vehicles including the 2011 World and European Car of the Year are shod with Bridgestone tyres.
Welcome to our online shop. Here you will find a selection of books, music, tools, clothing, toys & gadgets recommended by or related to Revolve, our guest drivers and organisations that participate in the annual Eco-Rally.
In the future, we may be able to cut our water use and avoid a lot of the chemical pollutants by using gadgets such as air showers, waterless-urinals, ultrasound washing machines and UV cleaners. Some hi-tech innovations are already on the market and we've listed five below.
AIXAM-MEGA is Europe's largest manufacturer of zero emissions ultra-light electric vehicles under the MEGA brand. With an ongoing focus on environmental protection, AIXAM-MEGA runs research and development programmes that continuously further weight reduction, fuel consumption and recyclability.
The tables below compare the costs, convenience and performance of common bulb types for general ambient lighting and spot lighting. LED lighting works out at a quarter of the price of old-fashioned incandescent bulbs - even before energy-savings & maintenance.