There’s been a flurry of talk lately about the amount of pollution, plastic waste in particular, covering our planet. A new weapon may help rescue us from the mess. A recent discovery could radically change how plastic pollution is dealt with. It involves fungi. A fungus is a living organism separate from animals and plants. It includes […]

It’s a simple concept. 4Ocean is doing a phenomenal job cleaning up the oceans using funds from the sale of its 4Ocean bracelets. According to 4Ocean’s website, the bracelet is made from recycled materials and “every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, […]

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Today we commemorate Earth Day. Started in 1970, the celebration has turned into a global event with people far and wide demonstrating just how much they care about protecting the Earth. This year’s theme is End Plastic Pollution. There are many ways to get involved: If you are not yet familiar with Earth Day and […]

What on earth does “Upcycling the Oceans” mean? Upcycling the Oceans is “an unprecedented global adventure to help clean the oceans of debris through fishermen. It’s a unique, complex and groundbreaking project whose ultimate goal is to transform the plastic debris found in the Mediterranean into thread to make fabric.” With the help of the fishermen, the project recovers […]

Have you heard? Plastic soft-drink or water bottles can create cheap lighting. That’s what “Liter of Light”, an organization created by graduate students from the University of St.Gallen in 2011, is doing. Its aim is to “spread an alternative cheap source of light.” The technology is incredibly simple. It consists of a 1.5 liter PET bottle filled with purified […]

According to the large American company General Electric, ecomagination is the conglomerate’s “commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges while driving economic growth.” Here’s one imaginative feat highlighted on the ecomagination forum: Jeremy Rowsell, an Australian pilot and insurance industry executive, is planning to fly from Sydney to London on fuel made […]