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?
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.
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…
There are more than 17 million shipping containers in the world, of which 6 million of them are currently transporting goods via truck, train and vessel.
These 6 million containers make an incredible 200 million trips each year, helping to transport everything from cars to smartphones.
To give you an idea of their storage capacity, a standard 20-foot shipping container can hold 1 million pencils!
However, shipping containers are not just for transporting goods…
Smartphones offer so many benefits, that it’s no wonder most of us are in love with our phones. However, as I’m sure you’re aware, smartphones are also notoriously fragile.
A slip of the hand… the phone falls to the floor… you can guess the rest!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn how to repair your damaged phone? This would allow you to keep your phone for longer, save you money and also help reduce environmental waste.
Fortunately, thanks to the great work of German tech company iDoc, you can now learn how to repair most of the popular smartphones on the market.
Did you know that 50,000,000 pounds of plastic toothbrushes end up in American landfills every year?
It’s a shocking amount.
Luckily, there is hope on the horizon in the form of the world’s first 100% biodegradable toothbrush.
Developed by U.S. company Planet Essentials, this innovative and eco-friendly toothbrush is both practical and affordable.