COULD PLASTIC-EATING ENZYMES BE THE ANSWER?

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Since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, humans just can’t get enough of plastic. We love them so much that we have produced up to 8.3 billion metric tons. Out of these, at least 6.3 billion tons have become waste. Only a meagre 9% was recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% […]

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WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR OLD CANS?

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There is a growing consumption and use of canned products. Canned drinks are increasingly available and many popular brands are following the trend. While this positively decreases the use of plastic, it also raises the need to properly tackle the question of managing the used cans. Fortunately, many individuals and groups have come up with […]

WHY AREN’T WE ALL BUILDING PLASTIC ROADS?

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An estimated 24.8 million miles of roads crisscross the earth’s surface connecting people and cultures and civilizations. The large majority are the so-called flexible pavements, made from asphalt. This means that hundreds of millions of barrels of oil have been used for that development. These road surfaces are comprised of around 90 percent rock, sand, and limestone, […]

WOULD YOU RIDE PLASTICS?

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Plastic is everywhere! A lot more than we can actually handle. That is why every year, an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastics finds its way into the ocean. Humanity has a plastic bottle addiction – people around the world purchase one million a minute, and many bottles wind up in the ocean instead of recycling bins. Globally, […]

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PLASTIC YOU’LL LOVE TO EAT!

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If it looks like plastic, feels like plastic and acts like plastic, then it mostly is plastic, right? Wrong! The world is facing a “plastic-crisis” and urgent action is required to tackle these challenges. One of these innovative solutions is from an Indonesian company called Avani Eco. Based in Bali, the company has created a […]

MOST OF YOUR TRASH WILL OUTLIVE YOU!

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As scary as that may sound, it is indeed true. We can no longer pretend that it doesn’t matter or that it will just deal with itself or go away. As human population grows, our consumption and waste generation equally grows. So, many of the things that we got away with many years ago are […]

STOP. BREATHE. EXHALE. What are you breathing?

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We do it all day and all night; we don’t even need to think about it. But how healthy is the air we breathe? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 9 out of 10 people on earth breathe polluted air. In many parts of the world, air pollution levels remain dangerously high leaving people […]

‘AIR TO FUELS’ TECHNOLOGY: COULD THIS BE THE FUTURE?

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Many agree that Climate Change is real and that we need to act fast to protect our only home – the earth. One of such people is the world’s richest man and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who is also putting his money where his mouth is. Together with his partners, they are experimenting with a […]

WEF 2018: CREATING A SHARED FUTURE IN A FRACTURED WORLD

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Once again, the world is gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic forum (WEF)’s annual meeting themed “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” The meeting will run from 23rd to 26th January, 2018 and you can  watch sessions live or catch up on https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2018. Interesting, the WEF’s Global Risk Perceptions Survey ranks […]

ONE PLANET – IT’S ALL WE’VE GOT!

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On 12th December, 2017, exactly two years after the historic Paris Agreement was concluded, the world (at least most of it) gathered in Paris, France for the One Planet Summit. A main focus of the event is “to determine how those working in public and private finance can innovate to support and accelerate our common […]