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A Day in the Life of an Energy Consultant

Alan Asbury

I’m excited to finally sit down with Alan Asbury, who is one of the UK’s leading energy savings experts.

Alan has been interested in environmental issues since he was a teenager, and attained his master’s degree in ‘Environmental Management, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Energy, Resources’ from the University of Nottingham in 1999.

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Investigating Alternative Fuels for Future Transportation

Nowadays, we can observe a growing interest in powering transport with alternative forms of fuel. Statistics clearly show that there’s a huge need for a change in the way in which transportation fleets influence our planet.

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Commercial Waste Collection Comes of Age

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New York-based startup Recycle Track Systems (RTS) is helping to revolutionize the way commercial waste is collected, sorted and recycled.

Dubbed the ‘Uber of trash’, RTS works with local, independent haulers by outfitting their vehicles with proprietary routing technology. This allows collection routes to be streamlined, as well as enabling vehicles and pickup sites to be kept in constant two-way communication via text and email.

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Smelling Good – the World’s First Sunglasses Made from Coffee

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Every year, it’s obvious that people are growing increasingly eager for an eco-friendly life. And this is reflected in the products people are choosing to spend their money on.

It’s no wonder, then, that product developers are getting more and more creative in finding ways to bring sustainable but practical products to market.

And this definitely includes the world’s first eyewear made from coffee…

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Do You Remember When Cars Had Combustion Engines?

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I do.

And it still shocks me when I look back on that time.

Let me explain.

In those days, it was taken for granted that motorbikes, cars and trucks were all noisy and highly polluting vehicles.

Everywhere these vehicles went, they left a trail of dangerous pollutants that filled our town and cities. Even schools were caught up in this onslaught, with parents regularly idling their cars while waiting or dropping off their kids.

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Can People and Urban Wildlife Live Harmoniously Together?

The Case for Conservation Friendly Construction

I came across a fantastic infographic this week that I wanted to share with you.

As you’ll see below, the infographic looks at the reasons why residential and commercial properties need to be built not just with humans in mind – but with a strong emphasis on helping urban wildlife to thrive.

Villages, towns and cites are all expanding at an incredible rate, and it’s obvious to me that we shouldn’t be thoughtlessly destroying our green spaces and forcing wildlife to flee for their lives.

Fortunately, there is another way.

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Turning Sunlight and Air into Drinking Water Is Now a Reality

Zero Mass Water Source

As the ongoing water shortage in Cape Town shows, we should never take our water supply for granted.

Droughts, earthquakes and pollution are just some of the things that can lead to clean water becoming scarce. And without access to clean water, people can rapidly lose their hydration, hygiene – and ultimately their health.

To give you just one example, it’s estimated that 842,000 people a year lose their lives to diarrhoea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, hand hygiene and sanitation. I’m sure you’ll agree, these are shocking numbers.

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Eco Tech Daily: The Story so Far

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I’ve been writing and publishing content for Eco Tech Daily for more than three years. And it recently occurred to me that I’ve never taken a look back at what the site has achieved over that period.

So, read on to discover a brief history of Eco Tech Daily, and some of the highlights of the last three years…

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