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Tide starting to turn on plastic pollution

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The UN has drawn a line in the sand on plastic pollution. Declaring the problem a "planetary crisis" the UN Environment Assembly yesterday called for a complete end to dumping of plastic at sea. These are just words, no action. [...]

DIY will make you happy, if the A-Team and local government are on your side

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Remember the A-Team? The 1980s kids show had a familiar formula: innocent villagers fall prey to bad guys, A-Team show up all confident, get into trouble, retreat to a garage, make a tank, overcome bad guys, job done. As adults, [...]

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Fairphone bites into Apple, in a sexy way

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Modular upgrades for phones are finally here! And about time too. Fairphone owners will be able to slot upgraded camera modules into their phones when they go on sale in September. Whatever you think of [...]

DIY will make you happy, if the A-Team and local government are on your side

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Remember the A-Team? The 1980s kids show had a familiar formula: innocent villagers fall prey to bad guys, A-Team show up all confident, get into trouble, retreat to a garage, make a tank, overcome bad [...]

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 [...]

  • Meet the Italian food producers at Scambiologico

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. [...]

Tide starting to turn on plastic pollution

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The UN has drawn a line in the sand on plastic pollution. Declaring the problem a "planetary crisis" the UN Environment Assembly yesterday called for a complete end to dumping of plastic at sea. These [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

  • Tax back for citizens that recycle

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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