Adelphi: Landpack speaks at an International Environmental Conference

As an invi­ted spea­ker, Land­pack pre­sen­ted his envi­ron­men­tal con­cept to a pro­fes­sio­nal audi­ence at the Pla­ne­ta­ry Bounda­ries Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Conference.

The dis­tin­guis­hed inter­na­tio­nal con­fe­rence was held by the Federal Minis­try of the Envi­ron­ment (BMUB), the Ger­man Federal Foun­da­ti­on for the Envi­ron­ment (DBU) and the Federal Envi­ron­ment Agen­cy (Umwelt­bun­des­amt).

Pla­ne­ta­ry Bounda­ries is a con­cept that defi­nes the eco­lo­gi­cal limits for the pla­net. If the­se limits are excee­ded, the­re is a risk that the sys­tem will sud­den­ly chan­ge irrever­si­b­ly. For instance, limi­ta­ti­ons inclu­de the use of land, cli­ma­te chan­ge, water was­ta­ge or the loss of bio­di­ver­si­ty. The advan­ta­ge of the con­cept com­pa­red to others, such as the CO2 foot­print, is the holistic approach, which takes into account all cri­ti­cal envi­ron­men­tal effects.

With the use of local­ly avail­ab­le straw and mini­mal ener­gy requi­re­ments, Landpack’s C02 foot­print is very low in com­pa­ri­son to Sty­ro­foam. Fur­ther­mo­re, straw is also an agri­cul­tu­ral by-pro­duct for which the­re is no new con­sump­ti­on of land. Pla­ne­ta­ry Bounda­ries can the­re­fo­re be a con­cept with which Land­pack and other envi­ron­ment­al­ly con­scious com­pa­nies can opti­mi­ze their pro­ces­ses and products.

 

More infor­ma­ti­on about the Pla­ne­ta­ry Boun­de­ries here.