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The City of Berlin Now Runs a Department Store That Sells All Recycled Goods

In an effort to overcome the “throw away culture,” and promote re-use and repair, the city of Berlin has taken the unique undertaking and has opened its own secondhand department store. This isn’t your grandma’s thrift shop. It resells perfectly good items from retail outlets that would otherwise be thrown...

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World’s 3rd-Largest Grocery Chain Eliminates 20 Million Single-Use Plastic Wrappings

Tesco, world’s third-largest grocery store chain, has announced that as millions of Yule-tide products appear across its shelves, they do so lacking 20 million individual pieces of what would have been single-use plastic. The grocer switched to recycled cardboard for packaging of Christmas lights, crackers, pudding, cards, and more. This...

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Eco Policies in The EU Set Up Drastic Improvement in Air Quality

A marked improvement in European air quality over the past decade has been noted, as the European Environment Agency reports. This has been the result of the European Union, national, and local policies and emission cuts in important sectors making a huge difference in lowering air pollution levels. According to...

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Waorani Woman Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Waorani Woman Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Indigenous Amazon leader Nemonte Nenquimo has won the world’s foremost award for grassroots environmental activism. The award was a consequence of her organizing work to save Ecuador’s rainforests. Nemonte’s leadership was awarded with the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as the ‘Green Nobel’. Nenquimo chaired an indigenous-led campaign and...

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Additive turns Plastic Harmless, and is potentially a Game-Changer of Biodegrading

Known as the only plastic that ‘truly’ biodegrades, a new plastic material has emerged, that breaks down into harmless elements in less than a year. A special ingredient is added in the manufacturing stage of the plastic, in order to create completely normal forms of plastic. This material can be...

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Island Province in China Bans All Disposable Plastics

While once clean and pristine beaches around the tropics are becoming infamous for their plastic litter, the Chinese island province of Hainan is implementing a new plan, aimed at keeping its beaches clean. Cities like Sanya and Haikou are ground zero for an ambitious new plastic pollution control plan, which...

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College Students Invention - A Device curbing the Tires Microplastics

Microplastics that are a result of vehicle tires wear are a growing pollution problem. Actually, tire particles are the second-largest microplastic group present in our oceans. In order to curb this specific pollutant group, four students have come up with an innovative solution to the issue. Furthermore, their project has...

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