Trash Isles: Call for plastic waste patch to get country status so leaders acknowledge the problem

LADbible has launched a campaign to have an expanding heap of plastic waste the size of France, penned as the Trash Isles, recognised by the UN to get government officials and leaders to take notice of the problem. Every year, eight million tons of plastic are dumped in waterways and oceans, entangling marine wildlife and breaking down into tiny pieces that are ingested by animals and often … Continue reading Trash Isles: Call for plastic waste patch to get country status so leaders acknowledge the problem

Seabin: Floating trash can helps to tackle ocean waste

Australian surfers have created the Seabin, a floating trash can-like device that siphons and captures floating debris, to help tackle ocean waste. The floating trash can, which can be installed in marinas, ports and yacht clubs, filters litter from the water. It is designed for sheltered bodies of water, where pollution is rampant and winds and currents move debris around. The Seabin prototype, which has been fully funded on Indiegogo, … Continue reading Seabin: Floating trash can helps to tackle ocean waste

Gentlewasher: A sustainable and timesaving washing device

Gentlewasher, a washing machine that runs without electricity, has become a household reality. Heralded as the most sustainable washing device in the world, Gentlewasher is a portable device, at just 24 lbs (11 kg), suited for medium and small loads of delicate clothes. Gentlewasher, developed by startup Monono, has been designed to make washing fast, easy, sustainable and hassle-free. The hand-operated washing machine takes just five minutes for a 6 … Continue reading Gentlewasher: A sustainable and timesaving washing device

Live the Game: Capoeira as a force for social change among at-risk young people

Live the Game is a short documentary showing how capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art, is being used as an agent for social change among at-risk young people in Cleveland, Ohio. The documentary follows the lives of Anthony Santo Domingo, capoeira instructor, and student Demetri Tye. Live the Game speaks to their difficult upbringings and how studying capoeira helped them to overcome a lifetime of social … Continue reading Live the Game: Capoeira as a force for social change among at-risk young people

Fixfest: A global gathering for community repair

Fixfest, the first ever international festival bringing together community repair groups and individuals interested in making things more sustainable, takes place from 6-8 October in London. Fixfest will bring together volunteer repairers and tinkerers, activists, policy-makers, thinkers, and companies from all over the world in the name of taking greater care of the things we own – and creating better products. Fixfest will host a … Continue reading Fixfest: A global gathering for community repair

Animal Watching: Animated animals gaze at passersby to raise awareness of habitat destruction

Motion graphics studio Maizz Visual projected animated animal heads onto trees at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival in Randall’s Island Park to raise awareness of habitat destruction. The installation, Animal Watching, projected huge animated images of animal heads – including an elephant, iguana, owl, a lion and more – onto the tree canopy at the electronic music festival held earlier this month. The intense gazes of the animated … Continue reading Animal Watching: Animated animals gaze at passersby to raise awareness of habitat destruction

Community Growers: A day in farm life at Forty Hall Farm

Forty Hall Farm is an organic farm on the outskirts of London, home to several innovative community projects, producing meat, veg, fruit and wine for sale locally and across the city. In this short documentary, Community Growers, film student Dan Bone captures “a day in farm life”, following some of the veg as it journeys to restaurants and cafes across Enfield. Forty Hall Farm is run … Continue reading Community Growers: A day in farm life at Forty Hall Farm

Ooho: Edible water bottle set to make plastic water bottles history

Ooho, the edible water bottle, is aiming to make plastic water bottles a thing of the past. Ooho is a spherical packaging made of seaweed – entirely natural and biodegradable. The idea is you pop the whole globule into the mouth, for a quick burst of refreshment. Inspired by the way nature retains liquid, each individual edible Ooho globule holds two to five centilitres of … Continue reading Ooho: Edible water bottle set to make plastic water bottles history

RiverFest: Raising awareness of River Lea pollution while celebrating local community

RiverFest is aiming to raise awareness of the River Lea, one of the unhealthiest rivers in the UK, and support its health moving forward, while bringing together community and celebrating local talent in Tottenham, north east London. Now in its fifth year, RiverFest takes place at Lordship Recreation Ground in Tottenham this Saturday. RiverFest features live music from local acts including Bollywood Brass Band and Drumworks, and food and … Continue reading RiverFest: Raising awareness of River Lea pollution while celebrating local community

Disco Jam: Food waste warriors cooking up a collective meal to tunes

Food waste warriors are coming together together for Disco Soup, a food waste jam-fest which will see them create a meal collectively using surplus food, all prepared to some blazing beats in the background. Disco Soup, which will be held at Mercato Metropolitano in London’s Elephant & Castle this Friday, is inviting 1,000 people to come and get involved in creating a meal using surplus food that otherwise would … Continue reading Disco Jam: Food waste warriors cooking up a collective meal to tunes