February 11, 2020
2020 is here, which means the UK target to recycle 50% of our waste is closing in.
In 2017, we recycled 44.3%, which showed our growth of just 3.9% in the last five years. It’s only been until very recently that many people were aware that we might not reach this particular target, and realised the actual importance of recycling. It cannot be stressed enough that we should be doing things daily to become greener and to reduce our carbon footprint.
So why has it taken us this long to promote sustainable plans and products? And why are the vast majority of people still not listening?
November 17, 2019
In October 2019, a live demonstration of MagRail technology, a high-speed rail transport system developed by Hyper Poland, took place in Warsaw.
During the demonstration, the ride of a MagRail vehicle on a test track was shown. The 48-meter track was made to a 1:5 scale. The maximum speed during the test was about 50 km/h, acceleration 6 m/s2 and deceleration 15 m/s2.
July 8, 2019
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March 6, 2019
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.
January 7, 2019
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.
October 28, 2018
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.
September 22, 2018
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…
July 14, 2018
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.
April 22, 2018
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.
January 30, 2018
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.