Over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the ocean. Each year, 270,000 tons of plastic waste is released into the oceans. After three years of research, The Ocean Cleanup is preparing to test its system of plastic waste’s recovery in the seas. Read more
In order to make your fastest meals come together with eco-responsibility, German company Leaf Republic has devised a biodegradable alternative to cardboard or plastic plates in proposing leaf plates. After edible cutlery, here is the green plate. Fully biodegradable, they decompose in less than a month. The perfect ally for a picnic. But this is not their only asset: the plates also resist water, demodishing along the way their cardboard counterpart. And between us, eating in a leaf, will really makes you adventurous or spice up your life in the office. Read more
Hydrao is a shower head connected in Bluetooth to a smartphone produced by Smart & Blue. Self-powered by a turbine, it illuminates the jet according to the volume of water consumed. An ecological objective which is accompanied by a playful dimension. Read more
In Bavaria (southern Germany), a small town is breaking energy records. Its 2600 inhabitants are producing five times more electricity than they consume, a completely renewable electricity. Welcome to Wildpoldsried for the discovery of the secrets of its success. Read more
India, which faces a huge pollution problem, is multiplying ecological measures. We recently introduced you to plastic roads as well as the conversion of waste into fuel. This time a new level has been reached when Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal announces that all the cars marketed in 2030 will be electric.
Emmanuel Macron was elected President of the Republic of France after beating the extreme right candidate Marine Le Pen in a second round marked by a strong abstention. The independent centrist candidate of “En Marche”, 39, will become the eighth president of the Fifth Republic, the youngest in history, obtaining between 65.9% of votes against Marine Le Pen. He promised to bring together a torn France and to renew the ties between Europe and France, also building on a project of sustainable society headlining agriculture, environment, transport and energies. All in all Macron wants to double green energy (wind and solar) by 2022 and thus reduce the use of nuclear energy. A program that aims to make France “the world leader in research on the environmental transition”. Read more
In northern Europe, an artificial island project was proposed by two companies European companies with the objective of providing clean energy to about 80 million people.
The house of Ingrid and Benjamin Hjertefølger, surrounded by a garden, protected from the cold by a glass dome and heated by solar energy, is autonomous and sustainable. Read more