Proposed EU measures to extend product lifetime

https://youtu.be/pvFh6fsfXQE I am happy to let you know that things are underway within the EU to ensure that products will last longer and will be easier to repair in the future. These are proposed measures at the moment, they're not law, but they soon could be. The idea, according to the EEB (European Environmental Bureau) … Continue reading Proposed EU measures to extend product lifetime

Marine mammals, underwater sounds and shipping noise

A neat talk by Peter Tyack at TED, entitled "The Intriguing Sound of Marine Mammals", in which he explains the effect of human noise on the sounds made by marine mammals, and what's being done to correct the situation. A few tidbits: Better propeller designs decrease propeller noise by up to 90% Insulating the engine … Continue reading Marine mammals, underwater sounds and shipping noise

Turning trash into usable products

Ann Wizer from XSProject Foundation (as in "excess") is making custom-designed bags and other products from non-recyclable plastic waste found in Indonesia and the Philippines. She buys the raw materials from trash pickers, whom she pays at above-market rates, and, using trained artisans, creates beautiful products from trash that would be clogging landfills, streets and … Continue reading Turning trash into usable products

Pork's dirty secret: It's one of America's worst polluters

Pork's Dirty Secret: The nation's top hog producer is also one of America's worst polluters : Rolling Stone. I'm shocked beyond belief by what I read in Rolling Stone magazine today, in the article pointed about above. Let me quote a few excerpts to draw your attention to the crimes that have gone unpunished for … Continue reading Pork's dirty secret: It's one of America's worst polluters