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As the plastic is trapped, architects plan to reuse it into building blocks for new floating parks in the river stream.

Floating Park in Netherlands to Trap Plastic Junk from Reaching the Ocean

One of the greatest difficulties of cleaning up the billions of bits of plastic on the oceans is that those fragments are so little. Water bottles and plastic bags in the long run break apart into much smaller pieces that spread all through the water body in to a mess. While the perfect solution may [...]

One developing issue is the expanding utilization of microplastics straightforwardly in consumer goods, for example, microbeads in toothpaste, gels and facial cleaning agents, the Year Book says.

UNEP: Plastic Waste causes $ 13 billion damage to Marine Ecosystem

Plastic waste causes an overall financial damage of over $13 billion to marine ecosystems each year, according to two reports released on the opening day of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh version of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Year Book takes a gander at ten issues hailed as materializing by past [...]

The Harvester transforms organic fertilizers from scraps of meat, seafood, deli and produce division that is then sold to agriculturists, farmers and retail clients.

WISErg Brings Food Waste Recycler to California

WISErg, a bio-tech organization that recycles disposed food waste into organic compost while reaping data from the scraps, announced today that it has raised a Series B round of $5 million from private investors. Total WISErg funding rose to $7.75 million and will permit the Redmond, WA-based organization to venture into California. WISErg makes food [...]

Image: Rinorea Niccolifera, discovered in Luzon Island, Philippines eats 1000 times more metal than most other plants without getting poisoned.

Could this newly Discovered Metal-Eating Plant Save us from Environmental Toxicity?

Scientists in Philippines have discovered a new plant species with a very interesting ability that might be the key to cleanse the earth of its toxicity. According to the scientists at University of Philippines, Los Baños, in a recently published a report in the journal PhytoKeys, a plant species, Rinorea Niccolifera eats 1000 times more [...]

World’s First Carbon-Neutral Hotel Group

World’s First Carbon-Neutral Hotel Group – a great case study of Environmentally Conscious Entrepreneurship

Born in a family entrepreneurs and healthcare personnel with an inherited entrepreneurial lore, Kristen Brøchner’s philosophy in life is straightforward – if you value ethics in your business, the money will follow automatically. Arthur Hotel Group byproduct of Brøchner Hotels a family owned business running since 1982. In June 2013 when due to generational change [...]

Rob Ford Toronto

Toronto boasts of having an Ideal Waste Management System. Thanks to Mayor Ford.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford who promised his supporters a private garbage collection and disposal system during his campaign days has delivered on his word by winning a proposal to contract out waste management in the west end of the city. The Toronto City council approved the proposal, allowing Mayor Rob Ford to please his supporters and with great timing- at the one-year anniversary of his phenomenal win in the elections last year. Mayor Ford celebrated the happy news by announcing his desire to run for office for a second term as well.

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Waste Management, Inc.

Integrated Environmental Solutions North America’s leading provider of comprehensive environmental solutions, Waste Management Inc.’s mission is to maximize resource value, while minimizing – and even eliminating – environmental impact, for the betterment of the economy and environment. With an employee strength of 45,000, Waste Management Inc. partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce [...]

World’s first Zero-Carbon City comes to life with Market@Masdar City

World’s first Zero-Carbon City comes to life with Market@Masdar City

Widespread belief is that sustainable development and U.A.E usually don’t figure together in the same context. However, the upcoming Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, promising “the highest quality living and working environment with the lowest possible ecological footprint”, safely puts to rest this pre-conceived notion regarding the lack of large-scale green initiatives in this part [...]

Waste from Beer turned to Energy

Beer-powered! Canada set to sample ‘beer waste-to-energy’ technology

Give me beer, I’ll give you energy ! A $500,000 modular pilot plant will be set up for ethanol production in Atlantic Canada by the end of this month. This project is part of a research endeavour led by New Brunswick Community College’s bioenergy and bioproducts applied research and technology facility in Grand Falls, New [...]