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18 10 2019 | 07:05

First fully rechargeable carbon dioxide battery.

Lithium-carbon dioxide batteries are attractive energy storage systems because they have a specific energy density that is more than seven times greater than commonly used lithium-ion batteries.…

14 10 2019 | 09:34

Breathing new life into renewable energy.

Green technology has come a long way. The next challenge for the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory is to develop ways to recycle the recycling infrastructure. The clean energy sector faces a…

06 10 2019 | 17:26

English couple creates a recycling centre in their own driveway.

In a small village in Nottinghamshire, England, one couple has taken the matter of recycling complex materials into their own hands. Hannah and Danny Iwanejko were motivated to dispose of their…

06 10 2019 | 17:21

The little coffee cup scheme going from strength to strength.

A free reusable café cup system created by two Aussie dads is making it easy for caffeine lovers to ditch disposable cups and cut what’s going to landfill. Us Australians are latte-loving coffee…

01 10 2019 | 09:58

Ugandan Woman Turns Plastic Bags Into Backpacks.

MPIGI, UGANDA — Faith Aweko of Uganda describes herself as a "waste-preneur."  She has come up with an innovative way to transform discarded plastic bags into backpacks for everyday use.   Aweko has…

23 09 2019 | 07:53

Editorial: If California demands an end to plastic waste, the world’s manufacturers will listen. So do it already.

Will California show the nation how to take on the enormous problem of single-use plastic? Or will state lawmakers chicken out under heavy lobbying by plastic makers who are happy to continue to…

09 09 2019 | 11:06

Fairphone launches new sustainable smartphone.

Fairphone have announced the launch of their new sustainable smartphone.  The Fairphone 3 smartphone has many sustainable and Fairtrade material components, with its production also striving to be…

05 09 2019 | 08:29

Ball Corporation launches “infinitely recyclable” aluminium cup.

The Ball Corporation’s new aluminium cup aims to cut down on waste by replacing single-use red plastic cups. The cups have been developed for indoor, outdoor and home use over the last few years,…

05 09 2019 | 08:25

M&S announces glitter-free Christmas collection to improve recyclability.

Marks & Spencer has removed all of the glitter from their Christmas range to improve recyclability and reduce the impact of microplastics on the environment. The Christmas celebration collection…

05 09 2019 | 08:13

Phyllis Wakiaga: Incentivizing waste management is the way to go.

The need to invest in new avenues of social income has become the driving force for new inventions in waste management. Over the years, industry has been tasked with identifying solutions to manage…

05 09 2019 | 07:59

Nigerian Recyclers Reduce Plastic Waste by Exchanging Trash for Cash.

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Nigeria generates an estimated 32 million tons of solid waste per year, one of the highest amounts in Africa. Of that figure, plastic constitutes 2.5 million tons.  Every day in a…

02 09 2019 | 08:17

LUSH confirms its Cork Pots are ‘carbon positive’.

Natural beauty retailer Lush, claims to have developed the first ‘carbon-positive’ packaging in its attempt to create zero-waste packaging. Lush has begun to use cork pots for its cosmetic products…

02 09 2019 | 08:05

Iceland’s ‘reverse vending machines’ reach one million plastic bottles recycled.

Iceland supermarkets have recycled over one million plastic bottles in just over a year, thanks to a trial of ‘reverse vending machines’ in five of its UK stores. The huge number of bottles recycled…

02 09 2019 | 07:43

Hasbro to phase out all plastic packaging from board games.

Hasbro will get rid of all plastic packaging in iconic board games. Hasbro will get rid of plastic packaging in all of their iconic board games. Hasbro has announced that all packaging for new…

30 08 2019 | 08:38

How Europe’s war on plastics is affecting petrochemicals.

With oil use in cars expected to peak in the mid-2020s, oil companies are seeking shelter in petrochemicals – and plastics – where demand is still going strong. However, even that notion is now being…

26 08 2019 | 10:13

West Africa Forum for Climate & Clean Energy Financing - Abidjan, 26/09/2019.

Register now! The Private Financing Advisory Network will hold its fourth West Africa Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on September 26, 2019. This Forum will…

23 08 2019 | 08:14

Coca-Cola announces largest ever sustainable initiative for water brand.

Coca-Cola has announced a new sustainable packaging scheme to show the company’s commitment to a circular economy. The number one mainstream water brand in the US, owned by Coca Cola, has unveiled…

23 08 2019 | 08:10

Nespresso transforms old coffee capsules into designer bikes.

Nespresso has transformed used coffee capsules into a new range of designer bikes. To align with a circular economy, Nestle Nespresso has transformed used coffee pods into a designer bike. The…