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Fukushima Cotton: Sowing the seeds of change

In 2011 the Fukushima region of Japan was devastated by an earthquake and nuclear disaster. Six years on, the residents have begun to rebuild their lives and are producing bespoke, Japanese cotton to create Lush Koi and Mixed Fruit Knot Wraps. The Great East Japan earthquake and its aftermath made agricultural land in Fukushima difficult to farm. The effects of the tsunami and nuclear disaster left soil with a...

31 Mar 11:41 AM 0 Read More...

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42'

 Xavier Niel, a French entrepreneur  of France's second-largest Internet service provider built a free program design school USA called [42] in Fremont, near Silicon Valley, California in July 2016. The school does not ask for academic qualifications, does not charge any tuition fee, no professor, no diploma, only the learning content. Neil plans to reach 10,000 students in five years. Neil has been hoping to cl...

15 Feb 11:16 AM 0 Read More...

The beautifully built hiking trail

Located at Taiwan New Taipei City between Linkou and Taishan, there is a beautifully built hiking trail called Xinlin hiking trail. It is built by a group of volunteers who love to hike. They get recycled resources from the community to built this route by their own. Xinlin hiking trail - the product of volunteers' efforts Su is one of the volunteer. He likes to hike for relaxation. He witnessed the trail b...

16 Aug 11:52 AM 0 Read More...

6 Sustainable new materials for manufacturing

More and more manufacturers are concerned about the impact of manufacturing process to the environment and raise awareness to their social responsibility. Therefore they tried to develop sustainable new materials. The following are 6 of them: 1. Crab shell By mixing viscose and chitosan, Crabyon®, an anti-bacterial and anti-stink material is created. Swicofil, a Swiss cloth company, believes that chiti...

13 Jul 1:47 AM 0 Read More...

Edible spoon - substitutes of disposable utensils

India throws away 120 billion disposable utensils annually. It creates serious land pollution and large amount of waste. Narayan Peesapaty therefore founded the Bakey’s in Hyderabad in Central India at 2010 aiming to reduce the use of disposable utensils. He creates edible chopsticks and spoons made of millet, rice and flour, etc. Customers can even choose the taste of the spoon, original, sweet or spicy. ...

28 Jun 6:06 PM 0 Read More...

World first sneakers made of ocean waste

There are about 8million tons of plastic waste dumped into the ocean annually. Besides starting plans to pick up waste from the ocean, one may recycle the waste to create new products such as sneakers. In June 2015, adidas published a new pair of sneakers. Its surface is knitted by plastic ocean waste while the base of the shoes is printed from 3D printing by using plastic ocean waste as the material as well. ...

21 Jun 12:24 AM 0 Read More...

Recycling soaps in India – a public health promotion tool

Soap is one of the most common commodities in our daily life. However children in the north of Thailand have never used them before. According to WHO, there are more than 2 millions children died of pneumonia and diarrhea annually. In fact, the easiest way to prevent these diseases is by washing hands with soaps. However, soap cannot reach most people in the developing countries including India. Erin Zaikis...

02 Jun 1:02 PM 0 Read More...

Recycling Legend - Kamikatsu the 'Zero-Waste' Japanese Town

The residents of Kamikatsu, a town of 1,700, sort their trash into 34 different categories. Located in Tokushima prefecture, residents in Kamikatsu are making significant progress with the target of the first 'zero-waste' town by 2020. It all started in 2003, when Kamikatsu declared its ambition in realizing 'zero-waste' and giving up the old way of waste management, which was directly dumping into an open ...

08 Jan 4:02 PM 0 Read More...