How long does it take for plastics to biodegrade?

Wood, grass and food scraps undergo a process known as biodegradation when they’re buried. They’re transformed by bacteria in the soil into other useful compounds, but those same bacteria typically turn up their noses at plastic. Luckily, that’s not the end of the story. Source: How long does it take for plastics to biodegrade?

Good product, bad package: top sustainable packaging mistakes

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jul/18/good-product-bad-package-plastic-recycle-mistakes Environmental sustainability and business don’t always go hand in hand, especially when it comes to product packaging. Some of the most common household packages – including potato chip bags, pizza boxes and toothpaste tubes – often aren’t recyclable. For companies hoping to woo sustainability-minded customers, this can be a real problem. Even though…

11 MAR: Lebanese activists release drone footage of Beirut's rubbish piled up on beaches, mountain forests and river beds in and around the capital after the closure of a landfill. Activists blame political paralysis and corruption for the failure to resolve the situation. Find out more: bbc.in/beirut @YouStinkLeb #Lebanon #Pollution #Beirut #BBCShorts @BBCNews A video…

Investing In The Future

Shall I go CrowdFunding? The Green Idea Renovagen Ltd was founded at the end of 2012 in order to commercialise the transportable, rollable solar array generator invention. The company seeks to offer innovative renewable energy solutions and products which are disruptive technologically and commercially – in particular, applying innovative engineering to new and emerging technologies…

Home design that makes green living easy and enjoyable

“If you build it, they will come” When I search the internet with the phrase “Home design that makes green living easy and enjoyable” I really expected an answer instantaneously. I didn’t get the answer I expected and I didn’t really get an answer. I thought the world would be full of beautiful design, purpose…

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

A National Geographic Photo is the best of the best, it’s the peak of nature photography. What I wouldn’t do to have a photo printed in this hallowed publication.    

LED bulbs pay off in the long run

If the next light bulb you buy is an LED, it may be your last. The technology behind light-emitting diodes has advanced to the point that the bulbs can replace traditional 40- and 60-watt light bulbs and last up to 25 times longer. “You’re going to see people say, ‘I’m taking my light bulbs with…

The World’s Greenest Supercars

The British-built, Lotus Exige-based Nemesis has a claimed top speed of 135mph, with 0-60mph in less than 4sec The svelte Lightning GT is as rapid as its name suggests, with a top speed of 124mph and 0-62mph in less than 5sec. It also fast-charges in only 2.5 hours K1’s Evelio is a striking two-seater with…

What Zuckerberg And Gates Teaming Up Really Means For Clean Energy In 2016

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is continuing to address the need for clean energy by bringing together both the private and public sectors, Zuckerberg and Gates are once again teaming up in one of the most ambitious projects during their philanthropic careers. What Does This Mean For Clean Energy In 2016? “Solving the clean energy problem…

Government rejects the science behind neonicotinoid ban

The government says it accepts the EU ban on the use of some pesticides linked to bee deaths, but it rejects the science behind the moratorium. In a response to the Environmental Audit Committee, the government does not acknowledge the case for a ban on these chemicals for gardeners. The Committee says they are disappointed…

Friends of the Earth

All summer long, an ominous industrial noise has been rumbling through the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Fact) in Liverpool. Its source? A darkened room on the ground floor, where visitors in hard hats can observe a