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…
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The world is increasingly turning to China to find new hope for renewable energy. In 2016 China almost doubled its solar capacity from 42.88 gigawatt in 2015 to 77.42 gigawatt in 2016. Here Christoph Biehl draws on a recent journey across China to share his impressions of the growth of renewable energy.
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
Reading community hydropower project gets go ahead from planning Community group Reading Hydro has received planning permission to install two water turbines at Caversham Weir. We expect to begin construction early next year. The hydro turbines are expected to generate about 380 MWh of electricity each year, enough for 100 average homes. This will prevent […]
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.