Recycle more to help the environment. Here’s how: — The TerraCycle Blog

Observances like World Environment Day are great for raising awareness about climate change and plastic pollution, but you don’t need a hashtag to come together, step up, and make a pledge to recycle more and help the environment!  It can be easy and fun to recycle more. Our amazing collectors have shared with us their… Recycle more to help the environment. Here’s how: — The TerraCycle … Continue reading Recycle more to help the environment. Here’s how: — The TerraCycle Blog

Conservation of marine life in the UK Overseas Territories receives £8 million funding boost

The conservation of threatened species such as whales, marine turtles and sharks will receive a boost in funding of over £8 million for projects, the UK Government announced today [Saturday 5 June 2021] on World Environment Day. Over the next three years, 31 projects will receive £8.02 million through the Darwin Plus scheme for conservation of environments found in UK Overseas Territories. Habitats and species … Continue reading Conservation of marine life in the UK Overseas Territories receives £8 million funding boost

Happy World Environment Day!

The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is Ecosystem Restoration. This year’s World Environment Day will also see the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Today, people around the world will showcase their efforts to restore the natural world, from tree planting in India to beach clean-ups in Hong Kong and community clean-ups in Kenya. Many more are joining in on social media, taking … Continue reading Happy World Environment Day!

Aceleron: Giving renewables a boost with sustainable battery packs designed to be repaired

Clean technology company Aceleron has developed lithium-ion batteries that are designed to be repaired and that eliminate the waste problem. Through a compression-based approach to assembling lithium-ion batteries, Aceleron have designed sustainable battery packs using fasteners to connect the parts and complete the circuit. This makes the batteries easy to disassemble and to replace parts when needed. The design also has the additional benefit of making … Continue reading Aceleron: Giving renewables a boost with sustainable battery packs designed to be repaired

Madrid’s “green belt” makes a comeback after 500 years or so

Madrid is one of several major cities, from Bangkok, Thailand to Medellin, Colombia, that are attempting to re-green themselves. The Madrid effort comes just ahead of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global push to revive natural spaces lost to development. The municipality of Madrid has launched a drive to connect a series of existing woodlands, creating a 75km-long green belt around the city of 3.3 … Continue reading Madrid’s “green belt” makes a comeback after 500 years or so

Solar-covered California canals could advance both water conservation and renewable energy, report says

Solar panels covering California’s 6,350 km network of public water delivery canals could be an economically feasible means of advancing both renewable energy and water conservation, new research has found. Researchers from UC Santa Cruz published a new study, in collaboration with UC Water and the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at UC Merced, which estimates that canopies of solar panels, installed over canals, could save … Continue reading Solar-covered California canals could advance both water conservation and renewable energy, report says

A few small changes go a long way to living more sustainably — TerraCycle News

Blog – A few small changes go a long way to living more sustainably Sometimes, we don’t always realise all the little things people do that go a long way in making a positive impact on the environment. That’s why it’s so important to connect with people in our communities to share our learnings and […] A few small changes go a long way to living … Continue reading A few small changes go a long way to living more sustainably — TerraCycle News

Forust: New process delivers sustainable 3D printed wood made from upcycled wood waste

A new 3D-printing process that utilises wood has launched offering designers a new way to produce sustainable wood pieces for home decor and interiors. Forust is a new process to sustainably produce functional end-use wood parts using patented single pass binder jetting additive manufacturing technology. The Forust process upcycles waste byproducts from wood manufacturing (cellulose dust) and the paper industry (lignin) and re-materialises functional wood … Continue reading Forust: New process delivers sustainable 3D printed wood made from upcycled wood waste

Smartphone app helps rice farmers in Vietnam to save their crops from high salt levels in water

A new smartphone app from is helping rice farmers in Vietnam save their crops from high salt levels in water. The app, launched by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Vietnam, measures salinity remotely and sends results to farmer’s mobile phones, providing farmers with an early warning detection system to tell them when salty water is getting into their fields … Continue reading Smartphone app helps rice farmers in Vietnam to save their crops from high salt levels in water

Econooc: A sustainable beehive for everyone who wants to support the conservation of native Irish Black Bees

Econooc is a hive, made from mycelium and other repurposed materials, created to help with the conservation of wild native endangered Irish Black Bees. Designed by Niamh Damery, a former Product Design student at the University of Limerick, Econooc was developed to enable more people to get involved in bee conservation that might not have had the opportunity before, in particular those “people who don’t … Continue reading Econooc: A sustainable beehive for everyone who wants to support the conservation of native Irish Black Bees