Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. Besides Just Means, he contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.

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20 hours 26 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Tetra Pak is concerned about the use of the planet’s resources and how much the industry still wastes them. Despite commercially available solutions that could help put a hold on an increasing demand for the extraction of natural resources, we are faced with the rather terrifying prospect of seeing our finite planet being further exploited for 186 billion tons of resources over the next 35 years (up from the current 85 billion), according to the Resource...

3 days 14 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​There has always been a controversy around the ethanol in relation to its environmental credentials. Detractors say it could actually be worse than fossil fuel while supporters ​claim that​, by and large, it ​can help ​clean​ up transportation​, a major source of emissions that cause global warming.

​​A new study corroborates the latter view that ethanol is actually cleaner and could help reduce emissions​. It recommends policy-makers deploy high-octane E20 fuel and vehicles with E20 optimised engines to reach transport emissions...

5 days 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Mars​, ​owner of iconic brands in petcare, chocolate, food​ and d​rinks, has released the latest version of its Principle in Action Summary in which it highlights its progress to reach targets related to sustainability, health and well​-​being, food safety and responsible marketing.

In relation to a 2007 baseline, Mars has achieved a reduction of 25 percent of its GHG emissions. As part of its strategy, the company tapped the power of wind to generate clean energy. Its Mesquite Creek wind farm in Texas began generating the equivalent of 100 percent of the electricity required to power the company’s U.S....

1 week 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Have you ever gotten frustrated over how much toothpaste is thrown away with the crumpled tube? Or how much shampoo is trapped inside a bottle that is all but finished? These may not be life’s most pressing questions, but it would be nice to get the full content of those containers we need for our personal hygiene.

You are not alone there. Fortunately, other people who are thinking about it are researchers who have come up with a new method that will ensure the user can get the last drop of shampoo to roll off the...

2 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​There's no doubt a ​great deal of progress has been made to ensure supply chains comply with environmental and social standards​. But th​ese two areas still leave much to be desired, according to a new comparative study by Vigeo Eiris.​ The overall assessment is that further progress needs to be achieved in order for social and environmental are more comprehensively tackled by global trade companies.

​​The newly published study looked at how nearly 1,300 companies that are headquartered or...

3 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Buying food and drinks is always a c​​hallenge for ethical shoppers. There are lots of factors to consider: where the food was sourced​ from​, labor conditions, use of pesticides and the amazing bulk of packaging th​​at we end up bringing home by default. Even if we take our own tote​ bags​ to the supermarket, the products often come ​wrapped ​in several layers of paper and plastic which often have more of an aesthetic value than functional.

Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental footprint of what goes in...

3 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - A new report by Sustainalytics reveals how much bigger the market share of electric vehicles has become in recent years. But it also warns that many EV manufacturers are not ready for the level of scrutiny their supply chain will start to attract as the marker expands to mainstream levels. This is because EVs ​​use lithium-ion batteries, which depend on the extraction of metals with high social and environmental impacts.


1 month 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just​m​eans) - Water technology company Xylem has published its 2015 Sustainability Report​, ​highlight​ing its sustainability achievements in the period. The company emphasizes the link between water issues and climate change, besides other sustainability issues such as energy efficiency, as essential components of the conversation and action on water.

A section of the report​ focuses on the progress Xylem has made against its five-year sustainability goals​, which i​nclude improvements in energy efficiency of...

1 month 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​ Africa is a global leader in deforestation. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)​, the ​African continent loses over four million hectares (9.9 million acres) of natural forest ​every year​, ​which is twice as much the global average.

To help fight the problem with a dose of 'conscious capitalism', business and environmentalists alike believe bamboo plantations can make a valuable contribution, on an environmental, social as well as economic level.

Bamboo plantations are seen...

1 month 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Wind power ​is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to​ renewable energy. It currently accounts for 41.1 percent of all energy ​​produced in Denmark (2015 data) while in the UK in the same period wind power generation accounted for 11 percent of the total. In other northern European countries such as Germany, wind is also making steady progress.

Granted, wind power is far from being perfect and impact-free, despite being a renewable energy type that is preferable to fossil fuel, which by nature is finite and it needs to be replaced. Wind power can kill​ ​birds that​ risk being ​chopped up​ by...