Guatemala is using plastic to trap plastic in its rivers. How? With plastic “biofences”. This video, produced by the World Economic Forum, circulated rapidly worldwide earlier this year. It shows the plastic-catching barriers stopping floating trash. This simple structure keeps 60% of the plastic from reaching the seas that lead to the ocean. Guatemala is […]

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 […]

Every AA battery contains enough zinc to save the lives of six children. A company called Teck launched the Zinc and Health program in 2014 to fight zinc deficiency. The lack of zinc can cause serious problems, such as growth retardation, loss of appetite, impaired immune function and slow wound healing. In severe cases, it can cause hair loss, […]

What is Daily Dump? In numbers, it’s: 25,895 kg of organic waste saved daily 29,370 happy customers 60+ partners bringing Daily Dump to people in India Design and innovation in India for India According to Daily Dump, a company created in India in 2006, “if we all change the way we throw [things away] and if […]

Everyone knows how dangerous nuclear energy can be. No so long ago, the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011 caused three meltdowns and the release of radioactive material the next day.  Time will tell whether cancer cases and deaths from radiation exposure following the […]

This article, which can still be found on the website of the Natural Resources Defense Council, is worth rereading. It provides suggestions on how best to get rid of your old clothes without throwing them away. Indeed, the article begins by stating: “Thanks to fast fashion, the average American now discards 68 pounds of clothing a year, […]

Environmental protection and sustainable development are high on the agenda and the world is seeing initiatives at all levels by international and national bodies, governments and businesses to address the challenges ahead. For many years, Alstom Power has recognized the importance of the environment in the power generation business and has positioned itself as a […]