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By Tanya Pretorius (fetsiboomsticks) | An ecocultural project by [•]squareDot Media. Flipboard magazine compiled by fetsiboomsticks. Environmental awareness, green activism. #Sustainability #Environment #ClimateChange

High-street outlets move to ditch plastic amid environmental concerns

Pret A Manger becomes the latest to act by offering free filtered water and selling empty glass bottles<p>A growing number of outlets selling food and drink in the UK are taking action to ditch plastic amid deepening concern about its effect on the environment, with drinking straws and bottles among …

Recycling

Brewery creates edible six-pack rings that are safe for animals eat

A small Florida-based brewery has released an edible and biodegradable six-pack holder in hopes of saving marine life and cutting down on the amount …

Oceans

Welcome

About our products<p>ASIBAMBANE RECYCLING procure our scrap metal from all potential formal and informal suppliers, including, enterprises in the …

Design

Methane-Munching Bacteria Could Poop Out Your Future Clothes

Like other greenhouse gasses, methane creates some big, big problems for our planet. Fortunately, methane can be captured and turned into fuel… and …

Life Sciences

Instead Of Throwing Out This Plastic Wrapper, You Eat It

Evoware is made from seaweed–and if you don’t feel like eating it, it will biodegrade just fine.<p>If you buy a Belgian waffle at a food festival this weekend in Ubud, Bali, you’ll be able to eat the wrapper it comes in. A waffle vendor is one of the early customers testing new food packaging made …

Recycling

These 7 Stores Will Recycle All Of Your Old Crap, And Some Will Give You Perks

Here's where you can earn cash back, coupons, and more.

H&M

Roof Shingles Made from Recycled Plastic and Rubber

<b>Published on</b> June 28th, 2009 | <i>by Amiel Blajchman</i><p>5<p>June 28th, 2009 by <b>Amiel Blajchman</b><p>Now, I’m no Bob Villa, but as a new homeowner who has to replace …

Recycling

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

zoom-out-new

This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>In a potato field</b> near the Netherlands’ border with Belgium, Dutch farmer Jacob van den Borne is seated in the cabin of an immense harvester before an instrument panel worthy of the starship <i>Enterprise.</i><p>From his perch 10 …

Agriculture

London’s first zero-waste supermarket has finally opened

We’re slowly drowning the planet in a sea of plastic and other superfluous materials.<p>Animals get caught in bottles and netting dumped in the sea. Our …

Target's Trade In Program Helps You Recycle Your Baby's Car Seat (And Get Another For Less!)

Target gets us. They just get us! And this car seat recycling program totally proves it.<p>Have an old or outdated car seat taking up space in your storage room, or, in my case, blocking your path to your car in the garage? Well, good news! Target is holding a second car seat trade-in program in just …

Babies

Shoes That Grow: Guy Invents Sandals That’ll Grow 5 Sizes In 5 Years To Help Millions Of Poor Children

Sometimes, the simplest invention can change millions of lives. That’s the goal of The Shoe That Grows, a sandal invented by inventor Kenton Lee that …

Shoes

DROP box

<b>DROP</b> <b>box</b> is part of the DROP microarchitecture collection, a modular hotel suite aimed at the tourism sector, suitable to be installed on natural …

These Sustainable Sneakers Are Made Using Algae

Algae play an important role in a balanced ecosystem, but if they proliferate unchecked, the aquatic organisms release toxins that can have …

Sustainability

'Wow, no cow': the Swedish farmer using oats to make milk

Swedish drinks company helps farmer shift away from livestock farming and cut climate impact with his own oat milk brand<p>Adam Arnesson, 27, is not your usual milk producer. For starters, he doesn’t have any dairy cattle. Our first photo opportunity is in the middle of one of his fields of oats.<p>Until …

Agriculture

How it works

We strictly work with corrugated cardboard. Slimbox cuts the cardboard into the shape of your choice and automatically decides the exact cutting …

Can Even Small Companies Have an Impact on the Environment? Yup, These 2 Have.

Proud Source Water teamed with Fishbone Packaging to help eliminate plastic from the bottled water industry.<p>Can <b>small businesses</b> improve global <b>environment</b> problems? Yes, and to a far greater degree than you might imagine. It's simple: Small businesses exist because passionate, hard-working …

Sustainability

LA painting streets white to reduce urban warming

We already know that the urban heat island effect can significantly increase temperatures and worsen heat waves, even in neighboring cities. But what …

12,000 tons of food waste transformed a barren landscape into something surprising

This isn't an excuse to litter.<p>Orange isn’t just the new black. It’s also the new green. Twenty years ago, an orange juice producer dumped thousands of tons of orange peels and pulp onto a barren section of a Costa Rican national park, which has since transformed into a lush, vine-laden woodland. …

University of Pennsylvania

In Kenya, Using Plastic Bags Can Now Send You to Jail or Cost a $40,000 Fine

World's harshest plastic bag penalties.<p>Rejecting a plea from manufacturers that the production of plastic bags creates jobs, Kenya's high court on …

Africa

These Tree-Planting Drones Are About To Start An Entire Forest From The Sky

Villages have spent years replanting mangroves along the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Now their work will go much faster, with some help from above.<p>For the past five years, a group of villagers in the delta of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar has painstakingly planted 2.7 million mangrove trees in an …

Drones

Eden Reforestation Projects

Eden <b>reduces extreme poverty</b> and <b>restores healthy forests</b> in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Nepal by <b>employing local villagers to plant millions of</b> …

Philly schools win national attention for environmental efforts

It started nearly four years ago as an idea: What if one of the nation’s largest school districts tackled — in a serious and systemwide way — …

Bee inspired: why Oslo has put ecological riches at the heart of the city

Norway wants urban gardeners to cultivate wildflowers and keep hives to reverse a decline in biodiversity<p>On a sloping meadow near the centre of Oslo, red-tailed bumblebees gather pollen from hairy violets, spiders spin webs between maiden’s tears while hoverflies buzz between yellow daisies and …

Green Party

Appropedia

<i>Sharing knowledge to build rich, sustainable lives.</i><p><b>Appropedia</b> is for collaborative solutions<br>in sustainability, appropriate technology, poverty …

What You Can Do about Marine Debris

Ten Ways to Unpackage Your Life<p>Bring Your Own Bag<p>Say no to single use paper and plastic bags and bring your own high quality reusable bag. Whether …

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Gardening

Restaurants Are Returning Their Empty Oyster Shells To The Ocean To Rebuild Decimated Reefs

A partnership between a nonprofit and a waste-management company in Mobile, Alabama has already diverted 2.8 million oyster shells from landfill.<p>Producing up to 500 million pounds of oysters each year, the Gulf Coast region of the United States is a shellfish haven: The area accounts for 67% of the …

Oceans