In Beijing, You Can Pay For Train Rides With Plastic Bottles

Across the world, there are many ways to encourage recycling. Tax breaks, virtual points, deposit payments--there's no shortage of ideas. Recently, we even came across a machine in Istanbul that gives…

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Éric Ipavec: “It is one of the most beautiful experiences I have…

Meet Grameen Danone Foods’ new General Manager: Éric Ipavec, a man passionate about combining social and business impacts and the human dimension of his work.

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The downsides of environmental innovation

In June 2014, a solar roadways project sparked debate: do we need a new solar innovation when most roofs still are not equipped with solar panels? This question can be widened: as we wait for the next…

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Meet the man who replanted a forest all by himself

In the north of India, Jadav Payeng has been replanting trees on a river island since 1979. Today, “his” forest is rich in wildlife, and Payeng is the subject of an inspirational documentary.

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Why do we need a 2nd International Conference on Nutrition and Growth?

The second International Conference on Nutrition and Growth will be held from 19-21 November in Rome. Jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization…

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Easy and original ways to fight food waste

The European Union has declared 2014 European Year Against Food Waste. To support this initiative, the European Commission has funded FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention…

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3 Tips to Make the Kids More Eco-friendly

As an environmentally friendly parent it is, of course, important to be a good example of environmentally friendly activities yourself. Here are three tips that can help you to engage your kids in environmentally…

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Could we live without paper?

Dematerialisation is coming to all dimensions of our everyday lives. Books, bills, travel tickets, even exams and papers are being replaced by their digital counterparts. Cheaper, faster, lighter and "greener",…

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Green Innovations Are Bringing Energy-Saving Technology Home

Advances in technology and consumer demand for energy-saving devices have made green technology increasingly accessible. Many innovations are geared toward homeowners looking to lower not only their energy…

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