Discarded use waste banana skins to make “liquid banana bread” rum

That which comes from Mother Earth is designed to be versatile, serving a multitude of uses, which is why Discarded Spirits Company have turned their attention to banana skins and created Discarded Banana Peel Rum. The drinks company has used banana peel, an “overlooked ingredient” that is usually binned, to create the new “fruit-forward” rum. The banana peel is sourced from a flavour house that … Continue reading Discarded use waste banana skins to make “liquid banana bread” rum

Seed Gathering Season: The Tree Council encourages gathering of seeds ahead of winter tree planting

The Tree Council is encouraging everyone to gather seeds, fruits and nuts ahead of winter tree planting as part of its 21st Seed Gathering Season. Around the UK, volunteer Tree Wardens and other champions of local trees will be holding events on how to harvest local tree seeds responsibly and sustainably to celebrate Seed Gathering Season, which runs until 22 October. The Tree Council has … Continue reading Seed Gathering Season: The Tree Council encourages gathering of seeds ahead of winter tree planting

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

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. Does Nature Have Rights? A Burgeoning Legal Movement Says Rivers, Forests and Wildlife Have Standing, Too Climate change and environmental destruction have inspired court cases around the country—and the globe—aimed at protecting the natural world, Inside Climate News reportsr 2. Prince William Unveils Finalists for Environmental … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Qurkies: Sustainable building blocks for kids made from cork

Made from cork, which is a natural and sustainable material, Qurkies are soft yet firm building blocks that can also fit on Lego Duplo bricks. The cork bricks can even be wiped clean with a wet cloth. Looking for eco-friendly building blocks for your kids to play with? Qurkies’ building bricks made from cork may just be the toy the family have been waiting for. … Continue reading Qurkies: Sustainable building blocks for kids made from cork

Nutshell: Sustainable, collapsible coolers insulated with upcycled coconut husk fibre

Fortuna Cools, a Phillipines-based lifestyle brand, has launched a packable, lightweight cooler which is insulated with fibre from upcycled coconut husks. The coolers, known as Nutshell, are insulated with fibre from upcycled coconut husks which would otherwise have been burned as waste. The leftover coconut husks are sourced from small-scale farmers in the Philippines, providing them with an additional source of income and creating new … Continue reading Nutshell: Sustainable, collapsible coolers insulated with upcycled coconut husk fibre

Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo creates light painting using the night as his canvas

Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo has been creating art with the dark night as his “canvas’ and light as his “brush”. Using a technique known as light painting, the Finnish artist makes his works with a photographic technique based on long exposure times that vary from a few seconds to hours. While the cameras shutter is open, the artist is able to draw in the air … Continue reading Visual artist Hannu Huhtamo creates light painting using the night as his canvas

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. Chamois: Italy’s Alpine village without cars – On the steep slopes of the Aosta Valley, the hamlet of Chamois is the only Italian village that can’t be accessed by car, BBC Travel writes.  2. Sustainable packaging for a more wholistic wine business – In the wine … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Patagonia Action Works: Connecting people to local environmental action groups

Outdoorwear specialists Patagonia are making it easier for individuals to connect with environmental organisations in their local area. Patagonia Action Works aims to help individuals to discover and connect with environmental action groups and get involved with the work they do. According to the Patagonia Action Works website, “For almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots activists working to find solutions to the environmental crisis. … Continue reading Patagonia Action Works: Connecting people to local environmental action groups

KinAct: Art festival in DR Congo raises awareness of throwaway culture

An arts festival in the Democratic Republic of Congo is aiming to raise awareness of throwaway culture and its affects on the environment. Performers dressed in cans, tubes, mirrors and other materials salvaged from rubbish bins paraded through the streets of Kinshasa for the 5th edition of the KinAct festival. Founded in 2015 in Kinshasa by visual artist Eddy Ekete and Aude Bertrand, KinAct is … Continue reading KinAct: Art festival in DR Congo raises awareness of throwaway culture