Your Daily Power Use

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=VuuYCh-PICs Here's how much gas, coal, oil, wind, solar, water, or nuclear fuel is required. Like any good consumer, you’ve filled your home with power-thirsty screens and toasters. And they make...

McDonald’s Bans Plastic Straws UK

"I was just telling my daughter that when I was young we always used paper straws." McDonald's is to ban plastic straws at all of its UK restaurants by next...

Chile, first country in the Americas to ban plastic bags

This is a growing trend in the world and a good start for the Americas. This makes Chile the first country in the Americas to ban plastic bags, and officially...

Are Reusable Bags Really Better For the Planet?

Disposable plastic bags have less of an impact on the environment according to their Life Cycle Assessment - LCA. But as the war against plastic bags intensifies, it's worth taking...

Adidas Made 2 Million Sneakers out of Waste Plastic

Each shoe uses an average of 11 plastic bottles per pair and incorporates recycled plastic into the shoe's laces, heel webbing, heel lining, and sock liner covers. The company revealed...

EU proposes ban single-use plastics – WHY Not CANADA?

The European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastics to help protect marine life. The proposals are aimed at outlawing many commonplace plastic items including straws, cotton buds, cutlery,...

Mushrooms might save the world—if they don’t kill us first

Scientists are also researching fungal enzymes and their ability to recycle trash and remediate damaged earth. In 2011, researchers published a much-discussed paper on isolates of the rare fungus...

The great Pacific garbage patch is even trashier than we thought

The ocean is flooded with plastic. 'Ghost nets' like these make up nearly half of the plastic found in the great Pacific garbage patch—an area of the ocean where plastic...

Egg whites could help power a clean-energy future

Eggs could power a clean energy future. Egg whites — they’re not just (a cholesterol-free) breakfast anymore. A Japanese researcher has found a way to use molecules from a protein-based chemical found...

Why marine animals can’t stop eating plastic

Plastic doesn’t just look like food, it smells, feels and even sounds like food. “And what comes out of the mouth?” he says. “Not fish, and not squid – which...

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