Category: Sustainability

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Sustainability makes us happier

Adopting a sustainable lifestyle makes people happier, according to the results of a social experiment conducted by the packaging manufacturer Tetra Pak. Even simple renewable habits boost happiness — and preserve the planet’s resources....

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San Francisco bans polystyrene

The city of San Francisco has enacted one of the broadest bans on polystyrene. To-go coffee cups, food containers and everything else made out of the cheap insulating foam including packing peanuts will no...

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Rwanda reaches for the skies

Rwandan authorities have ordered that cities build vertically to ease the urban housing challenge and ensure sustainable development in the future. But some would prefer a policy that focuses on affordable housing for low-income...

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Buildings made of bone

In a bid to reduce building emissions, researchers at the University of Cambridge are developing a sustainable building material made of artificial bone and eggshell. The composite material takes very little energy to produce....

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Expo 2017 to showcase energy savings

The next world exposition, which will be held around the theme “Future Energy”, will focus on alternative sources of energy and transport. Construction has now begun on the 174-hectare development for Expo2017. When completed,...

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Plastic out of seaweed

Japanese inventors want to alleviate the problem of marine waste with an ecological, degradable packaging. Made out of marine algae, their product has already received a prestigious design award. The designers are now in...