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Earth day : the 6 easy good habits !

22 April 2022

From home to office, there are plenty of good habits that are easy to adopt to preserve our environment and limit greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some easy ideas: 1/ Think about your mode of transport Going to work other than by private car avoids more than 200 kg of carbon emissions. Giving up is […]

Plastic : You can’t manage what you don’t measure!

3 April 2022

“We all knew there was a rapid and extreme increase in plastic production from 1950 until now, but actually quantifying the cumulative number for all plastic ever made was quite shocking,” says Ms Jambeck , University of Georgia environmental engineer who specializes in studying plastic waste in the oceans. The new study, in the peer-reviewed […]

Recycled, sustainable, bio-sourced materials

7 March 2022

Responsibility of the industry… and of the citizen “Reuse requires setting up an industrial sector. For that, two things are needed: funding, and the need. Because if there is no bottle to wash, what is the point of building a washing plant? “, underlines the “Reuse and bulk” manager, for whom “mobilizing the consumer is […]

PLASTIC TRASH IS LITTERING THE EARTH

15 February 2022

  Mass production of plastics, which began just six decades ago, has accelerated so rapidly that it has created 8.3 billion metric tons—most of it in disposable products that end up as trash. If that seems like an incomprehensible quantity, it is!! Even the scientists who set out to conduct the world’s first tally of […]

THE PROMISED PLANET By Roxane Grioche Baum

1 December 2021

The book starts from the observation that our planet is burning. It is not enough to simply accept this premise, but to act is the responsibility of everyone. `Roxane Grioche Baum shares with us her humor, and 20 years of experience spent at the bedside of the planet to question the leaders and actors of […]

Why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery?

15 September 2021

Building a circular economy will help to bring about the economic benefits that government leaders are looking for. The wheels of the circular economy have slowed over the past few years as the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an explosion in waste Increased material efficiency means less waste and more capital saved, and new business […]

A broken food system

23 May 2021

 Once upon a time, it helped a fast-growing population get fed and develop economically, fostering urban progress. However, this progress came at a cost. That is why today, for every dollar spent on food, society is paying two dollars in health, economic and environmental costs. FEEDING THE WORLD IN 2050 BY REDUCING FOOD WASTE Nowadays, consumers can make a […]

Focus on regenerating natural systems.

14 February 2021

Is regenerative agriculture very different from organic agriculture, permaculture or other forms of sustainable agriculture?   Examples of Regenerative Agriculture Practices Working on cultivable land: by respecting the soil’s original structure, using adapted no-till techniques to protect micro-organisms and other earthworms, and trying as much as possible to keep soils covered to avoid erosion Fertilization: use organic […]

Long-term sustainability over short-term profits

2 October 2020

The pandemic is forcing companies to choose whether to focus on long-term sustainability over short-term profits. Which path is your company going to take?  The COVID-19 crisis is likely to increase awareness that companies must consider societal needs and ethical standards, not just short-term profits. This is particularly important for companies seeking to retain the […]

Revolutionise the war on waste

20 September 2020

Professor Veena Sahajwalla has a strategy for tipping recyclable material straight back into the economy. Veena Sahajwalla has launched the world’s first e-waste microfactory and plans to export the model throughout Australia, and the globe.  She views waste as an opportunity, not a problem, and hopes to roll out the microfactory model across the world. […]

Sustainable plastics will save our oceans ?

12 September 2020

Sustainable packaging inspired by orange peel TIPA Compostable Packaging is a new sustainable packaging inspired by orange peels.Approximately 13 million metrics tons of plastic leak into the ocean every day, Watch  THE VIDEO :    sustainable plastics will save our oceans ?

Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to a point of no return

15 August 2020

According to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University : “The ice sheet is now in this new dynamic state, where even if we went back to a climate that was more like what we had 20 or 30 years ago, we would still be pretty quickly losing mass,” Ian Howat, co-author of the […]

A massive global behavioral change to make a difference

8 June 2020

The estimated 200 million metric tonnes (220.4 U.S. tons) of plastic waste in the world’s second-biggest ocean could be interpreted as a travesty. The substance we know today as plastic has been around for more than 100 years. By 2015, an incredible 7.8 billion tonnes of plastic had been produced in the world. It’s been estimated […]

Poverty, pollution and child labor

10 May 2020

German photographer wins UNICEF photo of the year Hartmut Schwarzbach’s picture shows a young girl in search of plastic waste in a Manila slum. UNICEF say the photo successfully captures the “three tragedies of our time”: poverty, pollution and child labor. Children of Manila’s slums  At the time of the photograph, the girl was 13 years old, according […]

How the virus is changing people and our planet?

22 April 2020

This Earth Day, ACT FOR YOUR PLANET highlights 10 ways that the virus is affecting our planet, for better and for worse.No single event of the last 50 years has had a bigger impact on our world than the ongoing coronavirus pandemic       Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory Tales of dolphins and swans returning […]

#earthday : 50 Years earth day

22 April 2020

No single event of the last 50 years has had a bigger impact on our world than the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. happy anniversary?   First celebrated in 1970—the year that American troops invaded Cambodia, a cyclone claimed 500,000 lives in Bangladesh, and The Beatles broke up—today is the fiftieth Earth Day, a day that marked […]

Reversing Global Warming

21 January 2020

Dive Into 80 Global Warming Solutions Discover a solutions-oriented approach, one with a sense of opportunity, possibility, and hope for the future.   To see the solutions : Here     

How to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste ?

3 March 2019

California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030: How?  Proponents of the legislation say it could help reduce the problem of plastic ending up along beaches and in oceans and rivers. The issue has been highlighted by reports of whales and other marine life found with plastic items in their stomachs. California already has placed […]

Waste can be turned into a resource

20 February 2019

Design and production are made with the end of the product lifecycle in mind and taking into account the materials involved. William McDonough is an architect, designer and thought leader, and co-creator of the Cradle to Cradle framework, which provides the principles to design eco-effective solutions on the basis of safer materials that can be perpetually […]

Using recycled aluminium to manufacture capsules

3 February 2019

It is a hard-nosed business decision. For circular model paths, Nespresso needs to partner with other companies along the whole supply and value chains, all of which require more resources and different skillsets on the part of Nespresso. When asked why the firm is not using recycled aluminium to manufacture their capsules, Nespresso claimed their capsules […]

The ocean plastic crisis

14 November 2018

The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to triple in a decade unless litter is curbed. Plastics is just one issue facing the world’s seas, along with rising sea levels, warming oceans, and pollution.

Reinvent the Toilet Challenge

6 October 2018

More than 2 billion people lack access to clean water and sanitation around the world. Through his foundation’s “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge,” Gates has given millions to teams seeking to develop waterless toilets in the last several years. To be entered into the challenge, toilets had to cost less than 5 cents a day to […]

Break Free from plastic

13 September 2018

Unless companies move away from their  reliance on fossil-fuel based plastic for their products, we are looking at a climate-challenged  future awashed in plastic pollution with untold repercussions on human health and life on the planet as we know it. This massive citizen action against big corporate plastic polluters have yielded the following numbers: 187,851 […]

Toward a consumer strike?

19 March 2018

A movement seems to have taken off, in the United States and in some European countries, and no one knows whether its momentum will dwindle after the initial take-off, or if it will continue to ascend, far up and away: the movement proposes to take a simple decision: do not buy anything, except for bare […]