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The fridge according to Greenpeace

Giuseppe Onufrio, the Director of Greenpeace Italia, explains the project for a refrigerator designed in the 1990s to create an alternative not only to the use of ozone-depleting CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons, banded by the Montreal Protocol), but also the HFC (hydrofluorocarbons) greenhouse gases What is the GreenFreeze project? We aimed to find low-impact alternatives in order […]

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When cold saves lives

Doctor Antonio Secchi, the coordinator of the transplant unit at San Raffaele Hospital, explains how organs are transported and preserved to The Fridge Foundation. This is when cold and time play an essential role in saving lives. How are organs transported in Italy? Do you have special refrigerators? Organs that are suitable for transplant are […]

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The fridge’s warm heart

Waking up and discovering that the fridge has gone; it’s embarked on an environmental mission to save the arctic ice from melting. This is the story told by Franco Sacchetti in his book “La Marcia dei Frigoriferi Verso il Polo Nord” (March of the Refrigerators to the North Pole), an environmental fable that appeals to […]

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Museums? No, Swedish supermarkets

Entrepreneur Damiano Mazzarella emigrated from sunny Rome to chilly Malmo in Sweden. He loves doing the shopping because Swedish supermarkets seem like museums. His fridge is full of healthy, fresh food to ensure a good diet for his three children. Rome to Sweden. What drove you to make such a drastic life change? Everyone has […]

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Hostels on a par with hotels

Hostelling International – known as AIG in Italy – offers a bona fide lowcost alternative for people who really want to see the world. We spoke with Lucia Chessa, who runs the youth hostel in Milan. AIG, the Italian Youth Hostels Association, currently has more than one hundred hostels, making it the largest accommodation chain […]

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Host family, host fridge

19-year-old Tomke Giedigkeit comes from the city of Oldenburg in northern Germany. She came to Italy in August to work as an au pair for a family in Milan city centre. Tomke looks after three children and does the housework in return for board, lodging and weekly spending money. So how does she get on […]

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High-altitude fridges

Have you ever wondered how fridges on aeroplanes are made and work? With help from jet pilot Lorenzo The Fridge Foundation has discovered how cabin crews keep our meals and drinks fresh. How did you start your career as an airline pilot and how long have you been flying? I started flying in 2005 when […]

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Keeping cold on the high seas

Marco Brivio from Bcool Engineering reveals the secrets behind the refrigeration systems designed for the marine market, plus bespoke projects for demanding customers in which energy efficiency is vitally important. What features do refrigerators on boats and ships need to have? Everything on a boat needs to have very specific, high-quality features. Well-designed details and […]

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My passions: travel and sailing

We interviewed Giovanni Soldini during his journey on the Maserati that set sail on 31st December and successfully beat one of the most exhilarating records in sailing history. The challenge faced by Giovanni Soldini and his crew of eight sailors reached a triumphant conclusion. They covered the 13,225 miles separating New York from San Francisco […]

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Pet’s diet

Interview with Giada and Titti Boccolini. Giada is 6 years old, lives in the Principality of Monaco, and has her own fridge to store her favourite foods. It wouldn’t sound strange except for the fact that Giada is a little dog. Tell us about you, what are your passions? I’m a Parson Russel, I’m the […]

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