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Reebok introduces sneakers made from cotton and corn

In an attempt to boost sustainability and cut down on plastic pollution, Adidas launched sports shoes made from 95% ocean plastic last year. Now another leading fitness apparel brand Reebok has come up with its first plant-based athletic shoes called the NPC UK Cotton and Corn sneakers. These shoes have an upper made from 100% organic cotton and a bio-based sole made entirely from non-food source industrial corn...

August 17, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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French theme park ’employs’ birds to pick up trash

The Puy du Fou theme park in western France has recently employed six unusual members to its work force. They are a group of birds that have been ‘hired’ to collect trash in exchange for food. The six rooks named Boubou, Bamboo, Bill, Black, Bricole and Baco officially started their new gigs on Monday. Their job is to collect small pieces of paper and cigarette butts. For the record, the park would...

August 16, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Tree cover loss in Indonesia’s primary forests dropped 60% in 2017

2017 proved to be a great year for Indonesia’s primary forests as the country witnessed a 60% drop in deforestation as compared to 2016. That’s the difference in carbon dioxide emissions from primary forest loss equivalent to 0.2 gigatons of carbon dioxide, or about the same emissions released from burning over 199 billion pounds of coal. New data from the University of Maryland, released on Global Forest...

August 15, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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London might soon introduce sanitary bins in men’s loos to tackle drain-clogging wet wipes

While the female population has had access to sanitary bins in public loos since ages, it is often thought that men do not need this convenience. However, we forget that men use wet wipes too, and in the absence of any bins to dispose them off, they usually end up being flushed down the pot, clogging sewers. Now if Greater London Assembly members have their way, sanitary bins are poised to be introduced into...

August 14, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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It’s time to ditch your plastic straws for pasta straws!

With plastic straws getting banned left, right and center, it seems that the world is finally on its way of getting rid of these for good. And while some might think the answer is simply to ditch plastic straws altogether, small children or people with certain disabilities rely on them to drink and even eat. Now another great news is that pasta is taking over the plastic straw. Yes, you read that right! Already,...

August 13, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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World’s first test-tube rhino embryos give hope to revive the functionally extinct species

World’s last male Northern White Rhino, Sudan, died in March this year, leaving behind only two females of the sub-species. With no breeding partner and just two surviving females, it was speculated that these rhinos would finally go extinct. However, now an international team of scientists has successfully created the first ever test tube rhino embryos from southern white rhino eggs and northern white...

August 10, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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France bans cell phones in schools

France just passed a new law banning children between the age of 3 and 15 from using smartphones in school. The students will either have to leave their phones at home or keep them turned off during the school day. However, teachers will have the freedom to decide whether they want to implement the ban with older students. The law, which was introduced back in December as a part of President Emmanuel Macron’s...

August 09, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Singapore hotel is an excellent example of ‘sustainability and delight’

The Oasia Hotel Downtown stands tall in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, redefining how a tropical skyscraper should look like. Designed by WOHA and Patricia Urquiola, this giant atrium hotel is a sight to behold, effectively merging architecture with nature. While designing the hotel, architects WOHA adopted what they call ‘a club sandwich approach by creating a series of different...

August 08, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This non-profit collects excess milk from farms and turns it into cheese and yogurt for hungry

As an increasing number of people in America are becoming aware of the health hazards of drinking milk and horrors of the dairy industry, the overall milk consumption in the country is falling steadily. Now when dairy farms produce things like butter, a leftover layer of skim milk is cleared away and stored to make fat-free dairy products. But with falling demand for milk, Pennsylvania lost 120 local dairy...

August 07, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This reusable cling wrap keeps your fruits and veggies fresh, and it is plastic-free!

Almost every home has that plastic cling wrap roll, used to seal food containers, fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh over a longer period of time. But have you ever thought how much plastic waste is generated by this simple, everyday-use kitchen item? Thankfully, we now have an eco-friendly cling wrap made out of beeswax that not just preserves your food for a long time but can also be reused for several...

August 06, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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