Put a stop to food waste and start a home compost — TerraCycle News

Food waste is a major problem for the environment. If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest contributor to greenhouse emissions globally. By weight, food waste is the largest item in American landfills. These are pretty sobering facts to reflect on when thinking about 690 million people around the world who live […]  Put a stop to food waste and start a home … Continue reading Put a stop to food waste and start a home compost — TerraCycle News

Marine scientists take to using LEGO bricks to help rebuild coral reefs in Singapore

LEGO bricks are being used by scientists in Singapore to help rebuild coral reefs. Following decades of coral reef decline due to pollution and land reclamation, Singapore, which is home to a third of the world’s coral reefs, has turned to LEGO bricks as part of its reef restoration programme at the St John’s island National Marine Lab. In a makeshift saltwater nursery located on … Continue reading Marine scientists take to using LEGO bricks to help rebuild coral reefs in Singapore

Australian brewery fight climate change by feeding carbon to algae

An Australian craft brewery has found a novel way to fight climate change by capturing the carbon dioxide produced by fermenting hops and feeding it to micro-algae. Young Henrys brewery is working with scientists from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) to see if micro-algae used in their fermentation process can also reduce methane emissions from cows The Sydney-based brewery has set up two “bioreactors” … Continue reading Australian brewery fight climate change by feeding carbon to algae

Fully solar-powered campervan, Stella Vita, travels almost 1,200miles without a need to charge

A campervan powered by the energy of the sun alone has completed a journey of over 1,200 miles across Europe without stopping for fuel or plugging in to charge. The campervan, known as Stella Vita, is described as a “self-sustaining house on wheels” – fully equipped with a double bed, sofa, kitchen area and a bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. Stella Vita can … Continue reading Fully solar-powered campervan, Stella Vita, travels almost 1,200miles without a need to charge

Plantee: All-in-one smart greenhouse making it easy to grow tropical plants and more indoors

Plantee is a new all-in-one smart greenhouse that makes it easy for you to grow vegetables and even exotic plants at home. The indoor greenhouse provides full control of growing conditions – light, watering, air temperature, airflow and soil moisture – to help your plants thrive and flourish. In addition, Plantee is equipped with a built-in display that offers a step-by-step growing guide and real-time data … Continue reading Plantee: All-in-one smart greenhouse making it easy to grow tropical plants and more indoors

Eleven common recycling mistakes and how to avoid them — TerraCycle News

Even as experts in recycling, we have to admit it’s not a straightforward process. There’s not a blanket right or wrong answer to recycling. It all depends on where you live. That’s why one of our best pieces of advice, is to always visit your local council’s website to understand their specific rules on what […] Eleven common recycling mistakes and how to avoid them — … Continue reading Eleven common recycling mistakes and how to avoid them — TerraCycle News

Scrapp: Recycling app helps consumers to sort their waste right and earn rewards or pledge to planet-saving projects

Scrapp is an app that is enabling everyone to sort out their waste correctly – eliminating any confusion as to whether an item is recyclable or not – by simply scanning the barcode of the item and rewarding consumers with discounts on sustainable brands. Scrapp shows consumers the right way to sort their waste. With so many different types of packaging, and rules specific to each … Continue reading Scrapp: Recycling app helps consumers to sort their waste right and earn rewards or pledge to planet-saving projects

Notpla’s seaweed-based sauce sachets helping the take-away industry to be more sustainable

Sustainable packaging startup Notpla has created an eco-friendly sachet, which is both compostable and edible, to hold condiments and sauces, providing a plastic-free solution to wasteful pots and sachets. Developed with the take-away industry in mind, Notpla’s sachets, which range in sizes from 10-60ml, can be can dispose of in home compost with the rest of food-waste. Notpla’s sachets are made from one of nature’s most renewable … Continue reading Notpla’s seaweed-based sauce sachets helping the take-away industry to be more sustainable

SourceGreenPackaging.com: One-stop shop offering sustainable packaging solutions launches

A single marketplace – SourceGreenPackaging.com – which aims to offer the most sustainable packaging solutions for every application has launched. The Hong Kong-based company offers an online e-commerce platform to help food companies and retail brands, from anywhere in the world, find sustainable packaging materials amid growing consumer demand for plastic-free options.  SourceGreenPackaging.com’s focus is on waste by-product materials, certified home compostability and non-toxic solutions, offering … Continue reading SourceGreenPackaging.com: One-stop shop offering sustainable packaging solutions launches

Hipli: Reusable packaging making e-commerce more responsible and circular

French startup Hipli is helping to reduce single-use packaging waste in the e-commerce industry with its reusable pouch that can be reused up to 100 times. The idea behind the reusable packaging is that e-merchants buy Hipli packages to send their products to their customers. The consumer unpacks the box and, instead of throwing it away, fol ds it up and slips it into the … Continue reading Hipli: Reusable packaging making e-commerce more responsible and circular