Microcosm of the Macrocosm: Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:

To use fewer trees and less water, this paper is made from grassCreapaper, a German startup, have devised  “grasspaper,” a mix of as much as half-grass and half-wood pulp, reducing the need for wood, and also shrinking the environmental impact of processing the fibers into paper, Fast Company reports.

Morrisons plans to trial six ‘zero waste’ stores – Morrisons has announced plans to launch six zero waste stores which aim to recycle all packaging and unsold food by 2025. The supermarket will also introduce recycling points that shoppers can use for products not typically collected on bin days, including wrappers, empty crisp packets and face masks, according to Retail Gazette

Wake up and smell the coffee…made in the United States – Climate change is altering temperatures around the globe. That is harming crops in numerous locales, but opening up possibilities in other regions. That includes California and Florida, where farmers and researchers are looking at growing coffee, Reuters reports.

Stella Vita: World’s first solar-powered mobile home can travel 730 km on a sunny day – Stella Vita is the world’s firstsolar-powered mobile home designed by Solar Team Eindhoven — a team of 22 students of Eindhoven University of Technology. Through its solar panels on the roof, the vehicle generates enough energy for both traveling and living including all the necessities like making coffee, cooking, or taking a shower, designboom writes.

This tiny solar-powered factory cleans up dirty waterFor large parts of the world, good quality drinking water is hard to come by. The first solar-powered beverage factory is helping fix the problem, according to Wired.

Image Credit: FRINJ Coffee/Handout via REUTERS

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living

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