Corona Fit Packs: Smart stackable can solution does away with six-pack rings

Mexican beer brand Corona has created a screwable, stackable can in an innovative approach to tackle the problem and impact of plastic waste on the environment. The new Fit Packs involve screwable, stackable cans with screw threads at the top and bottom of each can, allowing up to ten cans to be stacked on top of each other with a simple twist without additional materials. This … Continue reading Corona Fit Packs: Smart stackable can solution does away with six-pack rings

Wild swimming lake and new wet woodlands opening in south London’s Beckenham Place Park

A natural swimming spot in south-east London, once a Georgian lake, has been brought back to its wilderness days offering visitors a chance to cool off. The wild swimming lake, which opens at Beckenham Place Park on 20 July, is around 285 metres long by 48 metres wide and is 3.5 metres at its deepest level. Aside from swimming, the lake will also offer boating, … Continue reading Wild swimming lake and new wet woodlands opening in south London’s Beckenham Place Park

Practical Ways to be an Environmentally-Friendly Record Collector — ecogreenlove

The environmental impact of vinyl on the planet is one of the music industry’s (many) dirty little secrets. Last year alone over 4 million new vinyl records were purchased, and considering the average LP weighs about 135g, that means that over 550 tonnes of our favourite black plastic – with all its associated energy and environmental costs entered into the market at a time when … Continue reading Practical Ways to be an Environmentally-Friendly Record Collector — ecogreenlove

The Green Weigh: Zero-waste shop on wheels set up by four Dorset-based mothers brings planet friendly products to locals

Four Dorset-based mums are helping local residents to reduce their impact on the planet with their zero-waste shop on wheels, The Green Weigh. The Green Weigh, which started life in August 2018, aims to provide an alternative to those who want to reduce their plastic impact and buy food free from packaging, whilst reaching communities who may be isolated. The zero-waste shop on wheels – … Continue reading The Green Weigh: Zero-waste shop on wheels set up by four Dorset-based mothers brings planet friendly products to locals

b-box: Urban-friendly hive aims to encourage the bee population and a colony of home beekeepers

b-box is encouraging people to help the bee population by becoming beekeepers with their compact plywood-enclosed colony – their first ever hive designed for home beekeeping on balconies or in backyards. The b-box, designed by Italian company beeing, is made predominantly of wood that has been cut into panels and layered with polycarbonate to create a warm exterior. Together, these materials form the main structure, … Continue reading b-box: Urban-friendly hive aims to encourage the bee population and a colony of home beekeepers

Farmers of the Future: Short film documents Nepal’s women farmers leading on climate-smart agriculture

Farmers of the Future is a short film showing how Nepal’s women farmers are leading on climate-smart agriculture. The film focuses on a project funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) which set out to improve Nepalese women’s knowledge of climate smart agriculture techniques, improving rainwater collection, and introduce new tools to help women sell what their farms produce. Climate-smart agriculture is important for … Continue reading Farmers of the Future: Short film documents Nepal’s women farmers leading on climate-smart agriculture

Vertical Forests: Integrating plants and trees into urban architecture to improve quality of life and air

Italian architect Stefano Boeri most certainly knows the importance of trees to the environment and the need for them in cities, which is why he created Vertical Forests. Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building incorporating more trees and plant life as part of its exterior, which assists in absorbing carbon dioxide and in producing more oxygen. The first Vertical Forest of … Continue reading Vertical Forests: Integrating plants and trees into urban architecture to improve quality of life and air

Plantlife’s Every Flower Counts citizen science project returns for a summer survey

A “citizen science project” which asked gardeners to count wildflowers on their lawn has proven so popular that they are bringing back this month. Plantlife’s Every Flower Counts survey asked gardeners to count the daisies, dandelions and other blooms on their lawn to help experts work out more precisely how important they are for nature. The first survey took place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend … Continue reading Plantlife’s Every Flower Counts citizen science project returns for a summer survey

Biopack: Egg carton that can be planted to sprout legumes, instead of recycling

An egg carton made out of cleared paper pulp, flour, starch and biological seeds has been developed so that instead of being recycled after use, consumers can plant and water it so the seeds that are part of the box itself can grow. The container, known as Biopack, was developed by Greek designer George Bosnas as an alternative to recycling. The Biopack, which holds up to four … Continue reading Biopack: Egg carton that can be planted to sprout legumes, instead of recycling

Designer Simone Post turns “hard to recycle” old trainers into rugs

Dutch designer Simon Post has managed to recycle old trainers, which are said to be the hardest fashion items to recycle, and turn them in to rugs. The textile and product designer was commissioned by Adidas to turn old trainers into rugs for use at their Champs-Élysées store in Paris. Trainers are among the hardest products to recycle because they are made from so many … Continue reading Designer Simone Post turns “hard to recycle” old trainers into rugs