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The zero waste rebels of Eastern Europe

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Eastern Europe has a rotten reputation for burying its waste. Just 18 percent of waste gets recycled, and 5% composted, on average. That said, it produces a lot less than the rest of Europe per person and Poland is home [...]

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 Fairphone, this is a major [...]

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TECHNOLOGY

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 [...]

PEOPLE POWER

The zero waste rebels of Eastern Europe

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Eastern Europe has a rotten reputation for burying its waste. Just 18 percent of waste gets recycled, and 5% composted, on average. That said, it produces a lot less than the rest of Europe per [...]

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

  • 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. [...]

BIG IDEAS

  • Image of Marco Silvestri from Si Chiama Pietro

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

  • 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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