Eco cities have a huge opportunity to impact the magnitude of climate exchange: after all, larger cities are consuming two thirds of the world’s energy and responsible for emitting over 70% of global CO2 emissions.
We analyzed the key objectives of the top 10 eco cities that were ranked highest in terms of environmental sustainability. Read More
Miners use their bare hands to filter out precious minerals using a sluice. These countries can be compensated of we agree on international quotas for minerals
Critical minerals are running out too fast: there should be quotas
Last week, Theo Henckens has been promoted on this worrying thesis. “We need a kind of international agreement on minerals.”
Molybdenum is a mineral that is essential in the production of high-grade stainless steels. But within 80 years Earth will be running out of molybdenum, like many other major minerals. By the end of this century there will be a shortage, unless the reuse of molybdenum will be drastically increased. Read More
Nevertheless, progress to EU waste targets is mixed. Achieving the EU’s long-term objective of establishing a circular economy will require far-reaching technological, behavioral and organizational changes. Read More
Waste is a lack of imagination. We can win raw materials from electronic waste, but you can also recycle and upgrade it into art.
These artists show you there art from electronic waste in order for your awareness. Most of our electronics are replaced because there the market offers new stuff that’s better, more beautiful and faster.
As a consumer, you do have to ask yourself: is this product of no use any more for me? Read More
Team Brunel sailing skipper Bouwe Bekking worried about plastic soup in Indian Ocean
Skipper Bouwe Bekking from Team Brunel reported: ‘A bit of a sad message. Why? There was so much plastic in the Indian Ocean.
I started counting in several intervals of 10 minutes, for a duration of four hours, to get a good average of the amount of plastic what I could see floating by. Every 37 seconds I saw a piece of rubbish floating by!
Worldwide, especially in emerging countries, the demand for water is increasing. The Netherlands is a water knowledge country. Their knowledge can help water managers around the world, facing future problems.
The Netherlands promotes a number of promising technologies that can help the world. The Netherlands became all this knowledge because the country is known as the waste pit of Europe. The water of the river Rhine for example, has been used several times by the Germans by the time the Dutch want to use it. Good clean water is essential. Read More
The U.S. invests in water storage systems. Not surprising is it? With temperature rising and other climate change issues as heavy rainfall in short periods of time its important not to spill a drop of water. So also industrial waste water will be recollected, get treatment and after, can be reused.
Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation in 5 years.
Dutch TU/Delft student Boyan Slat has raised $ 2 million to clean up the ‘plastic soup’ in the sea. With this money he is going to build a prototype of a device that sweeps up the mess together.
The systemSlat(20)devisedconsists of 100kilometer-long floating armsinV-shaped catchingthe plastic which will be brought ashore recycling.His project ‘Ocean Cleanup‘attractedconsiderableattention.Andso didthe crowdfunding, which he himself set upcompletelyin Kickstarter–style.
Kefalonia Drainage is the challenge in Greece, also on this island. It appears that the diameter of drainage pipes was estimated too small by the time of the first installations. It is forbidden to flush toilet paper and that is annoying. Anyone with a good idea for this, starting upon the island of Kefalonia, will be a rich man.
The 2014 holiday season’s top lays already behind us. Perhaps you’ve been in places where you too saw opportunities concerning water, energy and / or sustainability. Share it with the growing BetterWordSolutions community, of course under your own name: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nice people, excellent quality, low prices and lots of opportunities for entrepreneurs in Kefalonia Island (Greece)
Bluerise prototype energygrid for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
Five green start-ups from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France and Vietnam will compete in the finale of the Green Challenge, an annual worldwide competition for green start-ups. September 11th finalists Diego Acevedo, Devin Malone, Arthur Kay, Pierre-Yves Cousteau and Trang Tran will present their ideas in Amsterdam. Read More