Waste

1,001 lives of plastic bottles

200 million plastic bottles are thrown out every day around the world. Three-quarters of these aren’t recycled. Despite the fact that it takes several hundred years for each bottle to decompose. Or that…

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This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And…

ReGen Village, outside of Amsterdam, doesn't need a grid or food systems. It's a model for a future, fully closed-loop settlement.

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Towards Ever Smarter Waste Recycling

The recycling industry is experiencing unprecedented growth due to the central role that it plays with the manufacturing sector, faced with the double challenge of reducing its energy waste while securing…

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A workshop to strengthen environmental participatory democracy (France)

During the 10th meeting of the National Ecological Transition Council in France-Conseil national de la transition écologique (CNTE) – French Minister for the Environment Ségolène Royal announced the…

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Wakati solar-powered food preserver keeps produce fresh longer in…

The Wakati isn't a refrigerator, but it does keep fresh fruit and vegetables from spoiling quickly without refrigeration.

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5 ways to save water in a drought-stricken world

Water is the essence of life. Humans are bound to this universal mandate as is any other form of life, but how we differ is our ability to control consumption and preserve what is perhaps the most precious…

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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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Europe thinks it’s time for ‘best before’ dates…

‘Best before’ does not mean ‘toxic after’. An estimated 15 million tons of food is wasted annually in the European Union, and 15 percent of that is caused by “the wrong interpretation of best…

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A Family Affair: Profiles in Waste

8 families. 1 week. When we’re through, waste won’t stand a chance. See their stories and the 7 tips to help you reduce, reuse and compost your waste

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5 steps toward going ‘zero waste’ in the bathroom

The bathroom is one of the easiest rooms in the house to cut back on waste, although you might be surprised to hear that. With a few adjustments to your shopping habits, you may not even need a garbage…

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