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Towards a regenerative economy

Ultimately, we need to transform finance and shift the flow of investment capital to perpetuate a Regenerative Economy that serves humanity and is a …

Un film alimentaire lavable pour remplacer l'aluminium et le plastique

Je vous propose aujourd’hui de réaliser un film alimentaire lavable, une alternative écolo pour conserver des aliments au réfrigérateur, emporter un …

Zaha Hadid Architects will use robots to build barrel-vaulted school in rural China

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled plans for a primary school in China's mountainous Jiangxi province, which will feature a series of barrel-vaulted …

Sleek QUANT E-Sports Sedan is Powered by Salt Water

By now, we’re used to hearing about cars that run off electricity, but not necessarily from salt water. The Germany-based <i>QUANT e-sports sedan</i> by Nano Flow Cell has been in development for 14 years, and it uses an entirely new kind of energy storage system where fuel is made from a salt water …

Report by Green Alliance shows treating discarded materials as resources to reuse and recycle boosts productivity and growth.<p>More than 200,000 jobs could be created as the economy shifts to reusing materials traditionally discarded by businesses and households, according to a study by a leading …

Sustainability

3 Amazing Bio Materials That Are Growing A More Sustainable World

Imagine a future of plastics that feed off landfill gas and bricks made without fire.<p>For the last decade, as brands have worked to reduce their environmental footprint, bio-based alternatives to a number of synthetic materials and processes have become more common (take the flimsy compostable …

Waste not, want not - making money from rubbish

<b>Tom Szaky talks 19 to the dozen. It's as if he doesn't want to waste a single minute of the hour-long interview I have with him.</b><p>But then waste is a subject dear to his heart. He is the founder and chief executive of social enterprise TerraCycle, a company whose aim is eliminating waste.<p>"It's a …

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made a mistake in taking legislative package off the table, says architect of Europe’s circular economy strategy<p>The former European commissioner for the environment has criticised his successors for withdrawing ambitious plans to put the region at …

Sustainability

New York delivers huge blow to the fossil fuel industry

New York just sent a big message to the fossil fuel industry. The state is freezing all fossil fuel investments – and they are divesting almost $400 …

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Fossil Fuels

Are we circular yet? Focus on critical raw materials in circular economy - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 17:44

Critical raw materials are not used to their full extent as part of the circular economy and there are several improvement opportunities to reuse and …

Designing a greener future: Local architect builds net-zero energy homes with salvaged materials

<b>This story was first published on DailyCal.org.</b><p>Go big or go home. That has always been the American way — supersized indulgences and seemingly infinite expansion, often involving the exploitation of Earth's natural resources. Excavating and consuming our way across the planet, we have left a trail …

Sustainability

Incredible net-zero floating home cleans the water around it

What if a home could improve the environment around it? That’s the question architect Michelle Lanker of Lanker Design LLC and her husband Bill …

Evian Will Make All Its Water Bottles Out Of 100% Recycled Plastic

Can the bottled water industry solve its sustainability problem?<p>One million plastic bottles are sold around the world each minute. Most are used for bottled water, and most end up in the trash. As demand for bottled water grows–particularly in China–so does the bottle problem. By 2021, humans will …

Netherlands Competition Winner Turns Parking Garage Into a "Lego Set"

Dutch architectural firm, Studio Komma, in collaboration with concept-developer The Men of Foam, have won the Lot 2 Urban Lab Challenge, with their …

A sustainable circular economy is one in which society reduces the burden on nature by ensuring resources remain in use for as long as possible. As a …

Electricity from all forms of renewables will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

Abu Dhabi<p>“Turning to renewables for new power generation is not simply an environmentally conscious decision, it is now overwhelmingly a smart economic one,” said Adnan Amin, who has the numbers to back it up. Amin heads the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), and the numbers can be …

Au Danemark, des déchets agricoles recyclés en... maison !

Pourquoi brûler ce qui pourrait nous loger ? Ici, on assemble l'herbe, la paille et les algues pour en faire une habitation. Présentation.<p><b>Et si l’on</b> …