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Empa study on plastic pollution in Switzerland

5000 tons of plastic released into the environment every year

Jul 12, 2019 | Plastic should not be found in the environment. In order to estimate for the first time the exact extent of plastic pollution in Switzerland, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) has mandated Empa researchers to calculate how much plastic ge...
How do we sustainably restructure our energy system?

Heading towards the energy future

Jul 8, 2019 | A new Empa study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large amounts of energy in summer and limiting our demand in winter, or generating energ...
"Energy and Decarbonization" conference at Empa

How to make Switzerland CO2-free

Jul 5, 2019 | Switzerland is about to undergo a comprehensive transformation of its energy system if it plans to drastically curb its CO2 emissions. The one-day conference on "Energy and Decarbonization" on 3 July at the Empa Academy focused on how such a transfor...

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