Japan's small town recycles 81% of waste, targets 2020: 100%

Updated on Thursday, 10/10/2019, 04:46 AM

Crimes, Controversy, and Disaster: The news world naturally focuses on negative events. In this news ticker we set a counterweight – with big and small stories of luck, success and hope-making developments.

Japanese small town recycles 81% of its waste – next target: 100%

Thursday, October 10 4:35 pm: The city of Kamikatsu announced in 2003 that it would recycle all of its waste by 2020, making it a zero-waste city. At the age of 81%, residents are living well with time, reports "ZDF" in a video. This is made possible by a complex recycling system: there are four classes for plastic, nine for paper. There are a total of 45 recycling categories.

Japan consumes significantly more plastic than Germany. In the part of the country about 20% is recycled. Kamikatsu's strict separation saves almost half of its waste incineration costs. There are reward cards for all residents to come together. Also a model for Germany?

Researchers discover new shrimp species – in the middle of Vienna

19.01 clock: An unknown species of shrimp has been discovered at the "House of the Sea" in Vienna. As the zoo announced Tuesday, marine biologists found the crustaceans in an aquarium as part of routine tests. The shrimp were probably "smugglers" in stone columns from a maritime area between Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines came to Vienna. They are a few millimeters small, shiny greenish and have strikingly large eyes.

"They swim in small swarms of coral reefs and run a kangaroo-like bear," reads a message from the House of the Sea. The females therefore carry the young animals in a bag with them until they reach a certain size.

Two explorers Daniel Abed-Navandi (House of the Sea, University of Vienna) and Karl Wittmann (University of Vienna) have shown that animals are in fact an animal species that has not been described so far. They have named the hanged shrimp after their location, the House of the Sea: Heteromysis domusmaris.

Recycling and travel: Rome's smart idea to avoid plastic waste

Tuesday, October 8, 7:22 pm: In Rome, public transport passengers can redeem old plastic bottles for subway and bus tickets Passengers put plastic bottles on a vending machine, which charges money for tickets to the phone through an app. So far, only at three metro stations such machines – but in front of which there are always long lines. For each bottle, there are 5 cents through the "+ Ricicli + Viaggi" system (recycling and travel). One month after launch in the summer, there were already 100,000 plastic bottles, according to public transportation.

Rome is the first European capital with such a system, said Mayor Virgina Raggi. The capital of Italy has years of rubbish problems. Almost everywhere in the city, tones overflow daily. At least as problematic as waste is public transport. The metro network has only three lines. Buses are often outdated and often go up in flames for poor maintenance. But tickets are cheap: you pay € 1.50 per trip. In Italy, there is currently no national system for returnable bottles, which would be comparable to the German system.

Mallorca wants to ban the supply of pets

20:52: The Balearic government of Mallorca wants to ban the killing of dogs and cats if previously suspended by their owner. The measure should raise awareness of animal welfare, the competent ministry said, according to Majorca magazine and Majorca newspaper on Friday. Current legislation protects pets, therefore, is not sufficient.

In the future, animals should only be euthanized by veterinarians. The adoption of rescue stations by animals should also be facilitated.

One month after Hurricane Dorian: The stricken dog is saved alive

Monday, October 7, 11:08 am: On September 1, hurricane Dorian hit the Caribbean Bahamas and burst for three days with wind speeds of up to 350 km / h. At least 53 people were killed in the natural disaster, thousands of homes destroyed. To date, people are missing. On Friday, however, in the midst of desperate chaos, there was a brief moment of happiness: amid the wreckage of a dilapidated home, animal rights activists found a dog for a year. According to the Big Dog Ranch Rescue Association, the animal was trapped under an air conditioner, building fittings and broken glass.

His condition was critical. CNN's Chase Scott, a spokesman for the rescue team, said the dog was "slim and impossible to walk". He probably survived only because it had been fed by rain. Now, the dog will be physically and emotionally hospitalized and released after its full recovery for adoption – if not until then the real owners report it. By the way, the detectors gave the dog the name "Miracle", which is a miracle.

The dog was discovered thanks to the use of an infrared scanner hammer. Animal rights activists in the Bahamas are currently seeking burial quadrupeds. According to their own information, the animals were able to save 138 animals.

Small gesture, big thank you: Texas school bus driver rings lawn for kids

Jerry Martin has been driving a school bus to Texas Copperas Cove for years. Finally, he noted that his expenses had to wait at a bus stop on tall grass. Martin decided to cut the grass with his own lawnmower, so that his spending was a decent one. The school district said on Facebook that the lawn home is empty, so no one cared and thanked its staff.

The locals praised Martin with great praise: "Mr. Martin is a great man. We couldn't ask for a better bus driver for our kids. "Other parents said they went to school with Martin himself and were happy that their children were just as lucky. Many thanked Martin for having contributed generously to the community for years to come.

Sometimes it's just the little things.

Orange Coat, Big Button Eyes: Endangered by Monkey Monkey Born in Australian Zoo

Sunday, October 6, 2:37 pm: Orange Fur and Big Button Eyes: A very rare Tonkin Black Langur was born at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. The species is threatened with extinction. In the wild, there are only 3,000 such monkeys, according to the zoo. "To see a black Tonkin lion in the wild is incredibly rare, but to see a baby is even rarer," said a zoo keeper.

One real eye is the monkey color, which was born last week and so far has no name: The unusual orange coat is in stark contrast to the mother's black coloring. However, in a few weeks, the baby's impressive coat will be just as dark. A rare attraction remains the animal despite all this.

Bike stolen on his birthday: police buy six-year-old new one

Saturday October 5, 11:47 am: Italian police officers proved to be true friends and helpers in Milan. Six years after he stole his new motorcycle on his birthday, they bought him one. As the Corriere della Sera newspaper wrote on Saturday, the bike and the lock had disappeared when the boy came from elementary school. The mother called the police, who in the sight of the desperate boy immediately recovered money and bought a new bike.

Officials added a message to the bike, trying to restore the boy's confidence in the world. "Someone tried to break your day on Thursday afternoon but failed," police wrote. "You have to know that the world does not belong to those who steal, it belongs to the just and dignified as you are."

His mother touched. "It was a great experience for my son, for the first time he realized that evil exists and parents can't protect him from anything, but then he was very excited to see good and generous victory," he said – and revealed that he her son can now become a police officer alone.

Green skiing: slope skiing opened at the Copenhagen waste incineration plant

22:26: Green plastic covers are on, ski lift leads: At a waste incinerator in Copenhagen, everything is ready for the first departure. In the middle of the Danish capital, winter sports fans will be able to ski in the complex – even without snow. In Denmark, a ski slope has officially been opened at a waste incineration plant. Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, started the cable car at the Amager Bakke plant on Friday night with company representatives. This gave the starting signal for the first skiers to descend the 450-meter-long path on the green plastic rugs.

Amager Bakke's operators want to combine the project with the need for a city-related power supply with leisure facilities and to offer Copenhagen an alternative to skiing abroad.

Although Denmark has no larger mountains, many Danes are winter sports fans. There are hundreds of thousands of skiers in the country, but for their hobby so far they have mainly had to travel to Norway, Sweden or the Alps.

Decreased after gas explosion: owner sees dog after over a year again

Friday, 04. October, 8.31 clock: In September 2018, Massacre Massachusetts blasted gas from many homes, burning or damaging up to 100 buildings. Several cities were evacuated.

Altagracia Baldera and her Virgo dog also rescued their apartment in the city of North Andover and were temporarily housed with Baldera's sister. But Virgo, a 14-year-old Shih-tzu-pekinese combination, came out the second day. Deeply sad for her loss, Altagracia Baldera went in search of her dog. Updated animal inspection and pasted posters.

More than a year after the gas explosions, Virgo returned to the owner's hands, according to AP. A group of teenagers had found the little Scottish dog on the street and reported it to police. Because the animal was wearing a microchip, the organization quickly found the owner.

Baldera was very happy and surprised. She thinks someone should have taken care of the dog in the winter – otherwise the Virgo wouldn't have survived outside.

After failures: "Cleanup Ocean" first collects plastic waste in the Pacific

10:51 am: After a year of testing, the plastic trash collector of "The Ocean Cleanup" has achieved its first triumphs in the Pacific. The system will collect plastic waste and collect it, the organization's leader and leader, Dutch Boyan Slat, said in Rotterdam on Wednesday. "Our goal is achievable."

The system has recorded rubbish and industrial fishing nets as well as micro-plastics. The technical problems that led to the early termination of the shipment late last year were corrected, according to the starters. The project is supported by companies, universities and the Dutch government. The goal is to clean the oceans from plastic waste.

About a year ago, the plant was towed from San Francisco to the so-called Great Patch Garbage Garbage, located between California and Hawaii. According to scientists, this ditch should contain 1.8 trillion plastic.

Then there was a setback: the plant could not hold the trash and had to be dragged back to dry land earlier this year. Now the system has slowed down with an anchor at sea, so that the fastest floating plastic can lead to the tentacles.

The system consists of a 600-meter U-shaped pipe. A three-meter-long curtain is attached to it to hold the trash in the U. According to the organization, the system uses the natural forces of the vortex flow.

The first phase of the campaign is scheduled to be completed in December. Then the plant will be returned with the plastic trash. On land, waste should be further treated. The organization now wants to create a new larger system that can pick up and keep the garbage collected for a long time.

Incorrect application: Firefighters save deer from a deep pool

Thursday September 3, 8:10 am: A firefighter rescued a stray deer in northwest Rhine-Westphalia from an empty 2-meter-long swimming pool. The animal had fallen into the pool and could not be released on its own, the fire service announced Tuesday.

Disturbing forces cleared the deer of their predicament: Under the supervision of a veterinarian called a hunter and firefighters got up the exhausted animal. The deer took advantage of the restored freedom on Monday and disappeared directly into the nearby viscous.

The artist designed a bot to help find a place to live

8.30 pm: Looking for accommodation is a horror in many cities. Anyone who does not want to constantly look at the network in the future to scan offers will now receive support. Artist Clemens Schöller has developed a wealth of housing – initially for his own benefit. In the meantime, the bot is freely accessible online.

"You have to explain to the boot in the beginning what you are looking for and what this seemingly personal cover letter looks like," Schöller told Deutschlandfunk Nova. The bot then classifies the respective pages of the real estate gates independently. If a partition matches the specified search profile, then the bot sends a message to the provider. The artist does not believe that his invention is a solution to the problem of housing in big cities. Aid in the medium term, but already.

Firefighters rescue an exhausted kitten from the oil tank

21.40 clock: In the Franconian Neustadt / Aisch, a little kitten was in a difficult position – it had fallen into an oil tank and couldn't get rid of it. But what Fellknäuel didn't do on his own was managing the fire department: A rescue squad widened the corridors of the tank's narrow opening.

The cat was lucky in misfortune: There was hardly any oil in the tank. The animal could be exhausted, but recover.

Better solution than rejection: New EU rules for home appliances

Tuesday, October 1, 11:14 am: Home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines or dishwashers should be easier to repair in the future so they do not have to be dumped too soon. The European Commission is drafting new rules for manufacturers from 2021 to better protect the environment and the climate. Therefore, spare parts must be available for at least seven to ten years after the sale of a device and must be available within 15 days.

New water-saving conditions are also in place for washing machines and dishwashers, the Commission announced on Tuesday. Determine maximum consumption per wash cycle and minimum wash or rinse success so that lower consumption due to lower quality is not paid.

The new specifications are made in the context of the so-called eco-design directive. This, along with the labeling of energy consumption for home appliances, should bring huge savings in electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Commission, by 2030 less than 167 billion kilowatt-hours will be consumed annually, or about 46 million tonnes of less carbon dioxide. Consumers need to save an average of 150 euros per year.

In addition to refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers, the new rules apply to televisions and other monitors as well as to lighting, motors, generators or welding equipment. Οι κατασκευαστές πρέπει ήδη να σιγουρευτούν κατά την κατασκευή των συσκευών ότι τα ελαττώματα είναι εύκολο να διορθωθούν. Στο τέλος της διάρκειας ζωής τους, η συσκευή θα πρέπει επίσης να είναι εύκολη στην ανακύκλωση.

Τα κράτη της ΕΕ ή το Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο μπορούν πλέον να αντιταχθούν στα σχέδια της Επιτροπής. Αν αυτό δεν συμβεί, οι κανόνες του 2021 μπορούν να τεθούν σε ισχύ. Στη συνέχεια έρχεται η νέα επισήμανση της κατανάλωσης ενέργειας σε ηλεκτρικές συσκευές.

Η Hapag-Lloyd θα αποφύγει πλήρως τα βαρέα καύσιμα από το 2020 και μετά

20:26: Από το καλοκαίρι του 2020, η Hapag-Lloyd Cruises θέλει να αποφύγει εντελώς τη χρήση βαρέος μαζούτ ως καυσίμου για τα κρουαζιερόπλοια της. Από τον Ιούλιο, τα δύο πολυτελή κρουαζιερόπλοια «Ευρώπη» και «Ευρώπη 2» θα λειτουργούν με πετρέλαιο εσωτερικής καύσης πλοίων, ανακοίνωσε η ναυτιλιακή εταιρεία τη Δευτέρα στο Αμβούργο. Ήδη στις αρχές του έτους, είχε ανακοινώσει ότι θα άλλαζε σταδιακά τα πλοία αποστολής. Έπαινος για αυτό το βήμα προήλθε από την Ένωση Διατήρησης Ναμπού.

Τα κρουαζιερόπλοια έχουν επικριθεί από περιβαλλοντολόγους εδώ και αρκετό καιρό. Το βαρύ πετρέλαιο θεωρείται ως ιδιαίτερα επιβλαβές για το περιβάλλον καύσιμο. Είναι ένα απόβλητο προϊόν στην επεξεργασία πετρελαίου. Με τη μελλοντική χρήση του πετρελαίου ντίζελ πλοίων, το οποίο έχει περιεκτικότητα σε θείο μικρότερη από 0,1 τοις εκατό, οι εκπομπές θείου μειώνονται κατά 80 τοις εκατό, οι εκπομπές σωματιδίων και αιθάλης κατά 30 τοις εκατό, σύμφωνα με την εταιρεία.

Από το 2020, θα ισχύουν αυστηρότεροι κανονισμοί για τις εκπομπές θείου από πλοία σε όλο τον κόσμο. Το όριο θείου είναι στη συνέχεια 0,5 τοις εκατό. Ωστόσο, τα πλοία που διαθέτουν σύστημα ελέγχου των εκπομπών, που αποκαλούνται λειαντήρες, εξακολουθούν να επιτρέπεται να χρησιμοποιούν βαρύ μαζούτ με περιεκτικότητα σε θείο 3,5%.

Το πετρέλαιο εσωτερικής καύσης πλοίων που χρησιμοποιείται σήμερα από την Hapag-Lloyd Cruises είναι σημαντικά πιο ακριβό σε σύγκριση με το βαρύ μαζούτ. Ο γενικός διευθυντής Karl J. Pojer μιλάει για "τεράστιο κόστος". Ωστόσο, οι διαδρομές με δεσμευτικές τιμές θα προγραμματίστηκαν και θα δημοσιευτούν δύο χρόνια νωρίτερα – δηλαδή οι αυξήσεις των τιμών δεν έχουν ακόμη αρχίσει. "Για εμάς, αυτή η μετάβαση αποτελεί σημαντική επένδυση στο μέλλον και προστασία του περιβάλλοντος", δήλωσε ο Pojer, η γερμανική υπηρεσία Τύπου.

Ειδικά σε σύγκριση με τα μεγαλύτερα πλοία που συχνά οδηγούν σε αρκετούς μήνες παρόμοιες διαδρομές σε μια περιοχή, η αλλαγή για τις κρουαζιέρες Hapag-Lloyd με ολοένα καινούργιες διαδρομές είναι μια σημαντική υλικοτεχνική πρόκληση, οπότε ο Pojer.

Ο Συνεταιρισμός Διατήρησης Ναμπού χαιρέτισε την απόφαση της Hapag-Lloyd Cruises ως σωστή και σημαντική. "Το βαρύ πετρέλαιο εξακολουθεί να αποτελεί σοβαρή απειλή για τα θαλάσσια οικοσυστήματα και τις ακτές μας και πρέπει να εξαφανιστεί από τους ωκεανούς το συντομότερο δυνατό", δήλωσε ο ομοσπονδιακός εκτελεστικός διευθυντής Leif Miller. Όλοι οι άλλοι χειριστές κρουαζιερόπλοιων ήταν υποχρεωμένοι να κάνουν το ίδιο με την Hapag-Lloyd Cruises και επίσης να απέχουν από το βαρύ μαζούτ. Η μετατροπή σε πετρέλαιο ντίζελ υψηλότερης ποιότητας με περιεκτικότητα σε θείο 0,1% θα επιτρέψει επίσης τη λειτουργία φίλτρων σωματιδίων και καταλυτών οξειδίων του αζώτου. Αυτό το βήμα θα έχουν οι ναυτιλιακές εταιρείες να πάνε τώρα.

Οι ξαδέλφια σκέφτηκαν για 75 χρόνια, ο άλλος ήταν νεκρός – τώρα συναντήθηκαν ξανά

Δευτέρα, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2:22 μ.μ.: Η Morris Sana, 87 ετών, και ο Simon Mairowitz, 85 ετών, είναι ξαδέλφια. Έχουν μεγαλώσει μαζί στη Ρουμανία. Όταν η Ναζιστική Γερμανία εισέβαλε εκεί το 1940, ο Μόρις και ο Σάιμον χωρίστηκαν. Επειδή δεν μπορούσαν να επικοινωνήσουν αργότερα, οι δύο σκέφτηκαν ο ένας τον άλλον ήταν νεκρό.

Μέχρι στιγμής: Επειδή η κόρη του Morris άρχισε να εντοπίζει αγνοούμενα μέλη της οικογένειας στο Διαδίκτυο, ένα ισραηλινό ξενοδοχείο έρχεται τώρα στη συναισθηματική επανένωση των αδιαχώριστων φίλων τους. Σε μια βίντεο που μοιράζεται η εγγονή του Morris στο Facebook, μπορείτε να δείτε τον Morris και τον Simon που αγκαλιάζουν ο ένας τον άλλον για πρώτη φορά σε 75 χρόνια. «Τώρα είμαστε τελικά πίσω,» λένε τα ξαδέλφια στα δάκρυα. Ακόμη και με τα παρόντα μέλη της οικογένειας, μερικά δάκρυα ρέουν.

Η οικογένεια καλεί το βίντεο "ένα από τα πιο συγκινητικά γεγονότα που έχουν βιώσει ποτέ".

Ο αμερικανός ήρωας πρέπει να τιμηθεί – στο δρόμο προς τον εορτασμό σώζει μια άλλη ζωή

Κυριακή, 29 Σεπτεμβρίου, 9:48 π.μ .: Στην πραγματικότητα ο Kenneth O'Brien ήθελε μόνο να πετάξει σπίτι για να λάβει το βραβείο του για πολλές ηρωικές πράξεις. Ο στρατιώτης της Πολεμικής Αεροπορίας των ΗΠΑ είχε τραβήξει έναν πολίτη από ένα καύσιμο αυτοκίνητο κατά τη διάρκεια της συνάντησης του Προέδρου των ΗΠΑ Ντόναλντ Τρούμπα με τον Βόρειο Κορεάτη δικτάτορα Kim Jong Un, σώζοντας έτσι τη ζωή του. Συμμετείχε επίσης στη θεαματική διάσωση μιας ποδοσφαιρικής ομάδας νεότητας από ένα ταϊλανδικό σπήλαιο.

Ως ένας από τους δώδεκα στρατιωτικούς της Πολεμικής Αεροπορίας θα πρέπει να τιμηθεί για το έτος 2019. Πέταξε στο σπίτι – και έγινε πάλι ήρωας στην πτήση. Ένα μικρό παιδί απείλησε να πνιγεί. O'Brien ήρθε στη διάσωση αμέσως, απελευθερώνοντας το αναπνευστικό σύστημα του παιδιού και σώζοντας τη ζωή του – όπως κάνει ένας ήρωας.

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