Monthly popular

Weekly popular

Daily popular


Tag archive

say no to pollution

A French engineer created a 100% biodegradable plastic

in Innovation by

In an article last year, we featured a young Icelandic who produced a bottle of biodegradable water from seaweed. We can now say he is not alone as in France Nicolas Moufflet, is the first person in the world to launch the concept of bottles made from sugar cane or even olive kernels. Thanks to a secret process, these bottles are biodegradable and compostable. Read more

CityTree cleans as much pollution as 275 trees

in Environment by

Designed by the start-up Green City Solutions, the CityTree project aims to reduce pollution in cities by using foam lined on walls 4 metres high and 3 metres wide and 60 centimetres thick. Purpose: to purify the surrounding air, making pollution a nutritional source.

Read more

The Ocean Cleanup: Boyan Slat’s bet to clean the oceans

in Waste Management by

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

Germans are ready to give up their cars for the planet

in Transportation by
cycle germany 1

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

Recycled plastic: From beaches to shampoo bottles

in Waste Management by
P&G en

The bottles of Head & Shoulders or Pantene will use more recycled plastic by the end of 2018 in Europe. This summer, the American multinational Procter & Gamble launches in France in limited edition bottles made from plastic waste picked up on beaches. Read more

Women in Burkina Faso support an efficient cookstove

in Sustainable development by
burina livelihoods

In Burkina Faso, deforestation is a major issue since 80% of the national energy needs are fuelled by firewood. This Livelihoods Fund project aims to help rural people adapt to desertification and climate change by adopting environmentally friendly cookers they will make themselves. A revolution for their daily lives that slows the deforestation of the Sahel. Read more

India: Conversion of local waste into fuel

in Transportation by

Of the world’s 20 most polluted cities, 13 are found in India, and over 600,000 Indians die as a result of air pollution every year. Along with this, air pollution caused by vehicles is a big issue. The Indian auto industry is one of the largest in the world. Many initiatives have been planned to curb it. But the most effective one these days seem to be the use of a cost-effective fuel made from local sewage or waste known as Biogas. Read more

France says NO to single-use conventional plastic bags

in Environment by

It is a big environmental step in France. There will be a complete ban on single-use plastic bags for fruit and vegetables from 1 January 2017. As we approach that date, French companies are producing “biobased” bags (made of organic matter and totally degradable plastic). Read more

Global Bioenergies promotes renewable fuel in France

in Renewable Energy by

It’s a first in Europe and a big step towards mobility with zero CO2 emissions. French company Global Bioenergies produce of isobutene, a flammable colorless gas that can be converted into fuels. Read more

World’s first zero-emission hydrogen-powered train in Germany

in Transportation by

Coradia iLint. This is a non-polluting and non-electric train unveiled by French train construction company Alstom at InnoTrans, an international trade fair for transport technology. Germany is set to host this world’s first zero-emission, hydrogen passenger train in 2017. Read more

Go to Top