Which energy efficiency measures can save the UK billions? Which country plans to end oil and gas exploration and production by 2040? And, is it possible to make money by removing CO₂ from the atmosphere? Find out about This week’s ten biggest climate innovation stories — 7 September (Via. Climate KIC – Daily Planet)
Frustrated by the amount of plastic packaging that just ends up being thrown away after a typical food shop, Ingrid Caldironi decided to take matters into her own hands by opening the London’s first plastic free shop. Bulk Market stocks more than 300 items in the pop-up shop and it’s not just food. Alongside dried goods there’s […]
Starting next year, Seattle restaurants will no longer provide plastic straws and plastic utensils to its patrons after a 2010 ordinance finally takes effect. Explaining the delay in enacting the ordinance, Sego Jackson, the strategic advisor for Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship for Seattle Public Utilities said “Early on there weren’t many compostable options. And […]
In practice: Edinburgh Zoo’s behaviour change drive to increase recycling: “Attracting more than half a million visitors each year, Edinburgh Zoo has a significant opportunity to engage consumers on sustainability at a large scale. Here, edie charts an award-winning behaviour change drive which has helped the attraction divert 98% of its waste away from landfill.” […]
So much of the plastic we buy is used only once before being thrown away. Clingfilm is a common culprit. It sticks to everything (except what you want it to) and it’s always difficult find the end of the roll. As it turns out, there’s a sustainable alternative which doesn’t have these drawbacks, and it can be made in 7 simple steps…
This year’s Glastonbury Festival was part powered by Pee! In a partnership between The University of the West of England (UWE) and Glastonbury Festival, special urinals were installed in two locations – next to the Pyramid Stage and in the backstage area between the Pyramid and Other stages – and used to generate enough electricity […]
Supermarkets that sell out-of-date produce and apps that identify food at risk of being binned are part of an ambitious plan to slash the nation’s food waste. Via: The Guardian, 17 August 2017 How Norway is selling out-of-date food to help tackle waste
A frightening amount of the food we buy ends up in the bin. As a student on a budget, this troubled Emily Marshall. So she decided to take matters in to her own hands and investigate sources of food waste in her own kitchen. Here are her top tips for getting a grip on food waste at home
Plastic waste is under scrutiny, as the UK Environmental Audit launches an inquiry into the impact of waste from coffee cups and packaging, and Belgium and France join the United Nations’ campaign to ban micro-plastics.
Recycling in Germany is not just about trash. Whilst dictionary definitions captures well the concept of recycling, they fail to explain the emotional side of recycling. Is there really an emotional side to recycling? To explain Christoph describes early memories of playing the German board game ‘Ene mene Müll’ (Transl.: Eenie meenie trash) in the early 1980s.