Swallow green

As we are all becoming more aware of the huge damage plastic garbage (especially plastic bottles and straws) cause to our Eco system and marine life, we at Lastavica Cruises decided to do something about it. Anyone who has spent at least…

A breakthrough in chemical recycling

Close to 45% of plastic waste is recycled annually in the UK, and this number is increasing. However, the main issue with current plastic recycling methods is that you end product is a lower-quality plastic, with worse properties than the…

Diocletian’s palace 2

The Vestibule Once a monumental entrance into the residential part of the palace, and, believe it or not, until 50 years ago a residence itself with a small garden and poultry, today the Vestibule is a circular area with an open dome which…

Unprinting some of our pollution away

Imagine your printer having an “unprint” button, that used pulses of light to remove toner, reducing the environmental impact, compared, of course, with conventional paper recycling. A Rutgers university-based team has created a new…

A boy and a dog fight for a better tomorrow

A Labrador has become the first dog in the UK, and potentially the world, to join the fight against air pollution, all by recording pollution levels at ground level. Baggy wears a pollution monitor on her collar so she can take data measurements…

Oliver Dragojević – Our Captain, The Old Seawolf

Ask any Croatian, especially if they are from the Dalmatian region, to name a few musicians who they consider to be above the rest, and I am almost 100% confident that among the usual suspects such as the Beatles, Michael Jackson and David…

Artificial sand solving real problems

A team of engineers, hailing from UC Berkeley, has developed a mineral-coated sand that can soak up toxic metals, like lead and cadmium from water. Paired with its ability to destroy even organic pollutants (like bisphenol A), this material…

Diocletian's Palace part 1

In one of our previous posts, we’ve talked about the city of Split, which originated 1700 years ago from a palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. You can find a more detailed account of Diocletian and his life in our Split post, but just…

Plastic into fuel

Construction workers in the US have started works on the country’s first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant. Out of Ashley, Indiana, the new plant will utilize a state-of-the-art plastics-to-fuel process that sustainably recycles…

The Songs of Dalmatia – Klapa

Imagine this: you are living in a small town somewhere on the Dalmatian islands long ago. There is no internet, no TV and a small promenade, a few boats and stone streets are all you’ve known your entire life. Then you see her, a beautiful…

Plastic bags charging our phones?

Instead of ending up in trash heaps and landfills, the plastic bag used in grocery stores may soon be used to power our smartphones, according to some research. Scientists from Purdue University have developed a procedure that converts the…