In China, Shanghai still remains the most populated city with its some 24 million inhabitants. In the middle of metal and glass skyscrapers, a project is emerging It is a very large project in eastern China that has just started and will see the light of day in 2018. It is an urban farm of more than 100 hectares for sustainable agriculture and food independence. Its main objective is to reorient a whole district towards urban agriculture! Read more
Tessa Silva-Dawson, a design student at the Royal College of Art in London, is using cow’s milk to create a natural alternative to plastic. A product that does not use non-renewable sources and has the same performance as “bad” plastic, the one we are used to and which we produce from fossil fuels. Read more
At Älmhult in Sweden is the headquarters of IKEA, a brand that has constantly evolved around an unchanged vision since its creation in 1943: create a better life every day. To “equip the planet” the brand Intends to increase the quality of its products … while reducing the price. An impossible equation, for many firms in many countries, but which Sweden seems to have the ingredients. This is how IKEA launched the Kungsbacka kitchen range: panels made entirely from recycled wood and plastic bottles. Read more
Adidas reveals its Parley swimming collection designed with Parley Ocean Plastic. This collaboration has already given rise to soccer jerseys and the first shoes created from marine plastic waste, with the support of Sea Shepherd. Read more
A study on environmental awareness has shown that two-thirds of Germans want a better infrastructure for cycling. In large cities, 60 per cent of drivers could imagine the changeover to bus and train. Less dependent on the car, that would make life better. 91 per cent of Germans are of that opinion and they think that this will help to save the planet. Read more
In Europe, accommodation is becoming extremely expensive. In big cities, like London, Paris, Vienna or Roma, people with average incomes are finding it extremely difficult to rent a house. They are trying by all means to look for new ways for a decent lodging. Fortunately, here and there, people are working on solutions for the future. Berlin is far from being an exception where affordable housing is becoming increasingly scarce. An architect has decided to construct a Tiny house for hundred Euros monthly, reported positivr.fr!
Apple waste could be a crucial element in the energy revolution. A new carbon-supported material based on this waste in any case produces excellent results in energy storage tests. Read more