Sustainable Future

Eco Straws: Revolutionizing Beverage Consumption with Sustainable PHA Alternatives

In the global push towards environmental sustainability, the quest for eco-friendly alternatives to traditional single-use plastics has led to the emergence of PHA-based straws. These innovative solutions offer a resounding answer to the challenges posed by conventional plastic and paper straws. Let’s explore the remarkable features of PHA straws and their potential to transform the […]

UN Projects an 80% Reduction in Plastic Pollution by 2040

According to a recent report by the United Nations, drastic measures could lead to an impressive 80% reduction in global plastic pollution by the year 2040. The findings highlight the urgent need to address this pressing environmental issue and provide hope for a cleaner and more sustainable future.

The Wider World April 2023 – Politics, Climate Change & Ukraine

There’s talk of a spring drought, and while it was intermittent (meaning not quite every day) in February, the rain fell incessantly during the whole of March. That’s Cumbria (or, after the local government reorganisation up here, more correctly Cumberland, and Westmorland and Furness) for you. Despite a short, sunny, and very welcome respite recently, […]

Monibot: Devastating impact of our reliance on fossil fuel

Journalist and activist George Monbiot highlights the devastating impact of our reliance on fossil fuels. Monbiot states that “our use of fossil fuels is causing 10 million deaths per year, equivalent to a genocide every 8 months.” This statement is a sobering reminder of the catastrophic consequences of our continued dependence on non-renewable energy sources.

Avocados the next Biodegradable Plastic?

A sustainable and innovative company based in Morelia, Mexico, called BIOFASE, is leading the way in creating biodegradable plastic from agro-industrial waste, according to a report by Forbes. The company is utilizing avocado pits to create cutlery and straws containing 70 percent biomass content, which are extra strong, suitable for hot and cold food, and […]

Best Practices for Home Composting and Mixing your Compostable Bags

Composting is a great way to reduce waste, improve soil quality, and grow healthy plants. Home composting is an easy and effective way to start composting. Here are some tips to help you get started with home composting and this will help your compostable bags decompose quicker.

Broccoli stems – You’re Probably Throwing Away the Best Part

The “nose-to-tail” approach has been gaining popularity in recent years, emphasizing the use of all the edible parts of an animal instead of just the prime cuts. At Nostrana, an Italian restaurant in Portland, Oregon, Chef Cathy Whims has been applying this principle to vegetables as well, not because of a vegetable rights advocacy but […]

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