A number of magazines, for instance from Garden Organic or Permaculture, now come in wrappers made of cellulose (from wood) or potato starch. The wrappers are biodegradable and compostable. So why do we need plastic wrappers any longer?
Terracycle “is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating waste collection programmes (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging … Continued
27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations The Amrita Center of Biotechnology introduced a Microbial Fuel Cell, which utilizes energy from bacterial growth in wastewater to generate electricity while simultaneously bringing about purification of the wastewater – … Continued
“Bangalore’s streets have always been a concoction of smells, from roasting coffee beans to the doughy sweetness of local bakeries. But the one smell that will probably invade your senses today is the foul stench of garbage. While most of … Continued
BBC article with video “Ptolemy Elrington sees animals in everyday objects – usually unwanted objects that have been discarded and left as rubbish. The self-styled hubcap artist first became fascinated with scrap when he found an abundance of plastic car … Continued
From The Guardian The Zabaleen are a Christian community who migrated from Upper Egypt to the outskirts of Cairo in the 1940s. Extremely poor, they earned a living as the city’s ragpickers before turning to recycling in the early 1980’s. … Continued
All these BBC pages are about one thing: the potential uses of urine. “A research team at Heriot-Watt University is investigating whether urine could be used as a source of renewable energy. The scientists have developed a system to test … Continued
from Guardian Weekly & Le Monde The sprouting plants look like a market garden. Come spring they will produce white, yellow and mauve flowers. But these plants are not decorative, less still edible. They grow on sterile clay soil full … Continued