SUPER ENZYME THAT EATS PLASTIC SIX TIMES FASTER

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A team of researchers in the University of Portsmouth have created a new “super enzyme” that can break down plastic up to six times faster than their previous enzyme. According to a press release, the scientists combined a previously re-engineered plastic-eating enzyme named PETase with a second enzyme to speed up the process. The super […]

COULD PLASTIC ROADS BE THE FUTURE?

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Plastic is coming back to bite us It is no longer news that the world has a huge plastic problem. Every year we send about 8 million tonnes of plastic into our oceans. This plastic breaks down into microplastics which is ingested by sea life and later by sea food eaters. Studies show that microplastic […]

MAKING SECOND-HAND COOL AGAIN!

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Although various forms of second-hand goods and markets exist around the world, stereotypes about second-hand shopping are mostly unflattering. Second-hand products are often regarded to as inferior or less preferable to newer alternatives. But our untamed production, consumption and waste patterns are pushing the earth to its brink by pushing vast amounts of greenhouse gases […]

Waste Cans

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 […]

WOULD YOU RIDE PLASTICS?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Africa, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Education & Advocacy, Environmental Law, Green Living, Hunger & Poverty, Policy & Governance, Sustainable Development, Technology

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, […]

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 […]

NIGERIA’S “PURE WATER” – WHERE DOES IT ALL GO?

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It is on the street, in schools, homes, shops and markets. You’ll find it in cities, towns and villages. It is everywhere. Young or old, north or south you are sure to come across it. Nigeria’s sachet water, popularly called “pure water” have no doubt transformed the production and consumption of water in the country. […]

Black Friday

BLACK FRIDAY VS. BUY NOTHING DAY

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The trend is spreading like wildfire even in places where it was relatively unknown a few years ago. The increased availability of internet, smart phones and online stores have made it easier. Now everywhere you turn it is “Black Friday” with offers of irresistible discounts. Of course at first glance it seems like a great […]