On 1st January 2016, the government of Mauritius banned the use of plastic bags. While Mauritians were looking for alternatives, the Junggee couple came forward with a bright ecological and sustainable idea. They launched 100% ecological upcycled bags made from used advertising banners. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Skiing is definitely a fun activity but it also has a considerable impact on the environment including global warming. Some people like Stéphane Lagarde became aware of this state of affairs and launched Ecorider, the first school of skiing and snowboarding that fights global warming in the Chamonix Valley at Mont Blanc.