Paper wine bottles go on sale, in a world first, at Scottish off-licence

Scotland-based independent off-licence WoodWinters and Whiskies has become the first retailer in the world to sell wine in a paper bottle. The 75cl Frugal Bottle, which is made in the UK from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade pouch to hold the wine, has gone on sale in-store for the first time at Woodwinters Wines and Whiskies stores in Edinburgh, Bridge of Allan and Inverness. … Continue reading Paper wine bottles go on sale, in a world first, at Scottish off-licence

AuREUS: New material made from waste crop, which converts UV light into renewable energy, wins a James Dyson award

A new material, made from waste crop which converts UV light into renewable energy, is among the winners of the 2020 James Dyson Award. The James Dyson Award’s first ever Sustainability Award winner is tackling the challenge of how to more effectively generate renewable energy from light and upcycling waste in the process. With the aim of addressing shortcomings in solar energy production – such … Continue reading AuREUS: New material made from waste crop, which converts UV light into renewable energy, wins a James Dyson award

Sustainable Benefits and Drawbacks to Remote Work — ecogreenlove

In 2020, remote work went from an occasional perk to a way of life around the globe. While working from home (WFH) has often been touted as a sustainable way to work, as more and more people have engaged in it, it’s shown that, like everything else, it has its sustainability pros and cons. Here are a few of the biggest considerations when it comes … Continue reading Sustainable Benefits and Drawbacks to Remote Work — ecogreenlove

DIY Quick and Easy Mason Jar Candle Lamps — Home is Where the Boat Is — ravenhawks’ magazine

Calling all mason jar lovers, I have a quick and easy DIY and craft that comes together in less than 5 minutes! There are endless ways you can customize these lamps adding different fillers and botanicals to match your décor and selecting different jar styles. I feel a bit guilty calling this a craft…Read… DIY Quick […] DIY Quick and Easy Mason Jar Candle Lamps — Home … Continue reading DIY Quick and Easy Mason Jar Candle Lamps — Home is Where the Boat Is — ravenhawks’ magazine

The Recycled Candle Company: Keeping scrap candle wax out of landfill and creating new candles with new shape, form and scent

If you are looking for a gift to give an environmentally-conscious candle lover this holiday season, check out The Recycled Candle Company. Putting leftover candle wax to good use, The Recycled Candle Company collect scrap candle wax, take it away to be recycled and given new life. The Exeter-based company works closely with businesses such as hotels, restaurants and churches in Devon and London, as … Continue reading The Recycled Candle Company: Keeping scrap candle wax out of landfill and creating new candles with new shape, form and scent

DIY Mason Jar Lanterns — Make Something Mondays

These hanging mason jar lanterns might be my favorite candle craft so far. It’s such a simple design and is easy to put together. If you dig back through my decor projects, you’ll find quite a few relating to candles and/or mason jars. You could say I have a minor obsession. Obviously, if I can… DIY Mason Jar Lanterns — Make Something Mondays Continue reading DIY Mason Jar Lanterns — Make Something Mondays

Wales’ only thermal spring could power local primary school under proposed plans

Wales’ only thermal spring could be used to heat rooms at a local primary school in Taff’s Well near Cardiff. Water from the thermal spring in the village of Taff’s Well could be used as a renewable energy source to heat Ffynnon Taf Primary School, under a planned project which would cost around £3million. Taffs Well thermal spring, which runs constantly at 21C (70F), flows … Continue reading Wales’ only thermal spring could power local primary school under proposed plans

World’s fourth-largest marine reserve to be created by UK overseas territory in the south Atlantic

Tristan da Cunha, a small chain of islands in the south Atlantic, is to create the planet’s fourth-largest marine reserve setting aside a stretch of ocean almost three times the size of the UK to protect nature. The UK overseas territory has announced that it will extend its existing environmental protections to safeguard a huge diversity of wildlife including penguins, whales, sharks and seals. The … Continue reading World’s fourth-largest marine reserve to be created by UK overseas territory in the south Atlantic

Dutch students build a fully-functioning electric car made entirely of recycled waste

A fully-functioning electric car made entirely out of waste – including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage – has been created by a team of students at the Technical University of Eindhoven. The bright yellow, sporty two-seater was designed and built by a group of 22 students in around 18 months in an effort to prove the potential of … Continue reading Dutch students build a fully-functioning electric car made entirely of recycled waste

Former cattle farm in Panama helping to save forests and water through agroforestry

A former cattle farm in Panama, Finca Cuango, is helping restore Panama’s forests through agroforestry, making the soil resilient to erosion and helping it retain scarce water. The 1,450 hectare property will contribute to a target of one million hectares of degraded land that Panama plans to restore by 2035 through its Allianza por el Millio initiative. By investing in reforestation and land restoration, Panama’s government … Continue reading Former cattle farm in Panama helping to save forests and water through agroforestry