Vide, 02. April 2018

Adidas has sold 1 million pairs of sneakers made from ocean trash — and reveals a new normal in footwear

Adidas recently revealed it has sold more than one million pairs of sneakers made ocean plastic with its partnership with Parley. Footwear made from sustainable sources is starting to gain[...]
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Vide, 02. April 2018

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is 16 Times Bigger Than We Thought

Before starting its enormously ambitious mission, an organization devoted to cleaning ocean plastic first had to understand the problem–and it’s bigger than anticipated. The world’s most famous garbage dump is[...]
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Vide, 02. April 2018

Texas sinkholes: oil and gas drilling increases threat, scientists warn

Ground rising and falling in region that has been ‘punctured like a pin cushion’ since the 1940s, new study finds Oil and gas activity is contributing to alarming land movements[...]
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Vide, 02. April 2018

Green power and water recycling: be switched on by switching off

Each Australian uses an average of 100,000 litres of water a year, and our electricity use is extreme. Our series Life Swaps looks at ways to reduce the load Despite living on[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

This Brewery Is Designed As A Model For The Circular Economy

At Heineken’s new Mexican brewery, every piece of waste is repurposed or recycled. At a massive new Heineken brewery in Northern Mexico–the place where your six-pack of Tecate might come[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

Queen Elizabeth has no patience for plastic

Her Majesty officially bannedplastic straws and bottles from all cafés, dining halls, and catered events on royal estates. Like many of us, she was influenced by the soothing voice of David[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

China Tells Manufacturers They Are Responsible For EV Battery Recycling

The difference between a managed economy — i.e. China — and a free market economy — i.e. the US — is that a managed economy can eliminate untaxed externalities that[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

Dubai Has the World’s Most Ambitious Plan to Turn Waste into Energy

IN BRIEF The world’s largest waste-to-energy plant is going to be fully operational in 2020 in the city of Dubai. While it will generate electricity from solid waste that would[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

Acidification could leave oceans ‘uninhabitable’ for cold-water corals

The world’s oceans could become “uninhabitable” for cold-water corals by the end of the century as a result of ocean acidification, research suggests. Ocean acidification, which occurs as seawater takes[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

The Guardian view on recycling: throwaway economy is not cost-free

Use less, re-use, recycle. Three steps to saving the planet Take-out coffee and bottled water symbolise both the luxury and the waste of the early 21st century. They represent the[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

'Like thunder in the ground': Texans fear link between quakes and fracking waste

Wastewater injection, a byproduct of fracking, is the likely culprit behind a surge of earthquakes in northern Texas – and residents want accountability An earthquake, Cathy Wallace says, feels like[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

UK opposes strong EU recycling targets despite plastics pledge

Exclusive: government accused of hypocrisy as documents show opposition to urban waste plan The UK government is opposing strong new recycling targets across the EU despite its recent pledge to[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

Cape Town Is Set to Run Out of Water in Less Than One Hundred Days

Dwindling Supplies Over the past three years, a lot has changed for the city of Cape Town. Seated in a geologic bowl beneath Table Mountain and historically fed by heavy[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

McDonald's is falling short on recycling in one massive way — here's how it's changing that fact

McDonald’s plans to add recycling to its more than 36,000 locations around the world by 2025. Customers today can recycle at only about 10% of the fast-food chain’s locations. McDonald’s[...]
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Vide, 02. January 2018

Global E-Waste Increased by Eight Percent since 2014

IN BRIEF The amount of e-waste the world generates has increased to 44.7 million metric tonnes as of 2016. Cameras, microwaves, washing machines, refrigerators, and other similar electronics are among[...]
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Vide, 02. January 2018

China Is Officially Enacting a Plastic Waste Import Ban

IN BRIEF For years, the world has imported plastic waste to China and Hong Kong. In a recent development, China will ban the import of this waste starting in 2018.[...]
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Vide, 02. January 2018

Fixing The World’s Sanitation Is A Big Business Opportunity

From building toilets to recycling waste, there are many ways to serve the 2 billion around the world without toilets. In the world of impact capitalism, opportunities don’t come much[...]
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Vide, 02. January 2018

Cremona, Italy, makes the circular economy real for cities

On Saturday mornings, residents of Cremona, a tidy city of 72,000 crowd into a former market for fruit and vegetables in order to donate old clothes and housewares or pick[...]
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Vide, 02. December 2017

Here's What Happens To Your Used Oil Filters

Oil filters are an often overlooked car component, but our own David Tracy has established that they can actually be quite interesting. One thing you may not know is that when[...]
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Vide, 02. December 2017

Google Is Mapping California's Air Pollution in Mesmerizing Detail

Residents across the country sometimes see Google Street Cars driving down their blocks. In California, these vehicles are gathering air quality data block by block, which could ultimately help shape[...]
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Vide, 02. December 2017

Amazon and the Future of Food

A few months ago, Amazon (AMZN) bought Whole Foods at a whopping $13.4 billion, with a promise to bring cheap, organic, nutritious, low carbon*, and pesticide-free food to the masses.[...]
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Vide, 18. May 2017

Food packaging gets smart – and poses a recycling nightmare

Use of electronics in packaging is on the rise, raising questions about the recyclability of everyday products
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Vide, 18. May 2017

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air
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Vide, 18. May 2017

Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant

Furniture giant commits to reducing use of virgin raw materials but experts raise concerns about supply chain domination. Are companies ready to rethink the way they do business?
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