The Shangai World Expo is the first GREEN Eco-Friendly EXPO
The giant white funnels, representing myriad ideas for sustainable urban living, provide shade, channel sunlight to underground walkways and collect rainwater for recycling.
Most of the materials used to make the pavilions are recycled
, and zero-emission
vehicles are used for transport within the Expo grounds.
The Expo site also boasts a 4.7-megawatt solar power system, China's largest, with panels installed on the Expo buildings.
In addition, a wide range of "urban best practices" are on show in many local and corporate pavilions, showing sustainable urban technologies.
This event aims to influence greatly social habits, increasing people's attention to sustainable culture
and sensitivity to the environment's problems.
There are many companies as wearunique
that are moving their businesses in this direction, encouraging new technologies and new designers to create new trends exploiting recycled materials.