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These Compostable Plates Are Made From Banana Leaves In Peru

With our earth and oceans being choked with plastic waste leaking poisonous chemicals into the environment, innovative alternatives are desperately needed to reduce and replace the use of plastics, and a group in Peru has teamed up for such a project called  Bio Plant, which has the potential to do just that. Using banana leaves, the …

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This Man Builds Canoes for Fishermen in His Community Using Plastic Bottles

It seems there is nowhere left in the world without plastic waste anymore. Many people are taking action to try and reduce the waste, like a Cameroonian who, while watching plastic bottles floating on floodwaters during a storm in 2011, saw the opportunity to use the bottles to create boats. Ismaël Essome Ebone started collecting …

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Meet The Hero Dog Who Helps Find Koalas That Have Survived Australia’s Bushfires

The fires in burning through Queensland and New South Wales areas of Australia are devastating wildlife despite numerous resources being pulled from everywhere possible. Houses are being destroyed but so are the homes of animals, and Koalas are high on the list of those losing their home. That’s where Bear comes in, he’s a special …

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Deer Found With 15 Pounds Of Plastic Bags In Its Stomach

When it comes to single use plastic, Thailand ranks as one of the world’s largest with an average annual usage of 3,000 plastic bags for each resident for wrapping street food, carrying shopping and take-away drinks. The result, seen in countries across the world, is plastic waste littering the streets and parks, clogging oceans and …

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RZA of Wu-Tang Clan Launches Vegan Puffer Jacket Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Don’t you just love it when those with a platform not only create awareness of issues concerning humanity and our planet, like RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, but also take positive action to show what can be done, like the vegan puffer jacket just launched. RZA’s company, 36 Chambers, teamed up with PETA and the …

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Kenya Has Installed Their First Solar Power Plant That Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water

In this day and age it seems unbelievable that not everyone has access to fresh, clean water. Truth be told, around 2.2 billion people still don’t.  Thanks to the NGO Give Power, for a community in Kenya, their struggle for water is over. Recently, Give Power installed a solar-powered plant that transforms salty ocean water into fresh …

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Architects Are Designing A 100% Food And Energy Self Sufficient “Smart Forest City”

Most cities were towns or villages at some stage, and just kept growing. In modern times, it seems very little thought was given to the environment. The industrial revolution for example depended almost entirely on coal as a fuel source, from domestic hearths to coal powered stream engines for industry and transport. At that time, …

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NASA reveals incredible photo of Milky Way reflecting over ‘world’s largest mirror’

This amazing image by photographer Jheison Huerta was revealed by NASA showing the Milky Way reflecting over the ‘worlds largest mirror’. This mirror is in fact Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flat which becomes highly reflective after rain. NASA explained: “What’s being reflected in the world’s largest mirror? Stars, galaxies, and a planet. “Many of these stars are …

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“Living” Chandelier Made with Algae-Filled Leaves Naturally Purifies the Air

2017 was indeed a good year for London based inventor, engineer and entrepreneur, Julian Melchiorri. Forbes recognized Melchiorri as a leading EU social entrepreneur under 30 and he was also awarded the Emerging Talent Medal at the London Design Festival as recognition of an individual having made an impact on design within five years of graduation. Exhale, a stunning living, …

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