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What do Italians think of food waste? Mama mia!

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

What do Italians think about supermarket food waste? Mama mia! Meet the noble crew of Cooperative Cauto, who rescue tonnes and tonnes of perfectly good food to get it on the tables where it belongs. Thanks is due to those [...]

Quality food producers fighting against the supermarket sweep in Italy

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

How do quality food producers survive in the remorseless sweep of supermarkets in Italy? This is the short story of the foods so valuable to one Italian town, they took matters into their own hands. Cudos to Scambiologico in Potenza. This is [...]

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TECHNOLOGY

The youth club using 3D printers to fix anything for their neighbourhood

July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Fix anything, more or less. That's the promise of the tiny but high-tech MADlab Genova. The guys are rapidly bringing to an end that annoying modern problem of having to throw something away because a little [...]

PEOPLE POWER

What do Italians think of food waste? Mama mia!

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

What do Italians think about supermarket food waste? Mama mia! Meet the noble crew of Cooperative Cauto, who rescue tonnes and tonnes of perfectly good food to get it on the tables where it belongs. [...]

GREAT DESIGN

Soaps just got cleaner!

July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

New rules mean that ecolabel detergents for dishes, laundry and general cleaning will get rid of nasty microplastic and a bunch of problem chemicals. Detergents will no longer be able to use chemicals such as [...]

POSITIVE BUSINESS

Quality food producers fighting against the supermarket sweep in Italy

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

How do quality food producers survive in the remorseless sweep of supermarkets in Italy? This is the short story of the foods so valuable to one Italian town, they took matters into their own hands. [...]

BIG IDEAS

Italy’s roughest neighbourhood is sharing all its stuff

July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Why own something when you can share 100? Sharing libraries are getting popular as people see the cash and community benefits. This one (Si Chiama Pietro) has a twist - it is thriving in one [...]

REPAIR IT

Who does the best repair video tutorials?

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Videos tutorials... how did we fix stuff before them? Some of the best come from iFixit, a private company with a very public mission to get us to zero waste. Here are some of its [...]

REINVENT IT

The best in upcycling

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Into fabulous reinvention? Look no further than our new Pinterest board We Love Upcycling, a celebration of the most colourful and creative objects from the world of upcycling. We'll be keeping this board updated with inspirational stuff people [...]

RECYCLING IT

The smart town giving taxes back to citizens that recycle

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Waste can be turned into gold... if your town council is as smart as the Comune Albano Laziale near Rome. This is the story of how it decided to give waste taxes back to anyone that [...]

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