Social Plastic Foundation’s mission is to rid the oceans of plastic and provide a lifeline to communities in need. They help some of the poorest communities globally to collect plastic before it becomes problematic ocean plastic. The Plastic Bank then sell this Social Plastic onto companies to use in place of virgin plastics. Social Plastic Foundation is a charity that provides ocean plastic & recycling awareness, along with training and support.
The Social Plastic Foundation is a charity established to support, enhance & grow the world’s Social Plastic recycling ecosystems. These are recycling communities in developing regions that utilize The Plastic Bank’s recycling reward & incentive platform to improve livelihoods while preventing ocean plastic.
The Social Plastic Foundation encourages us to help to increase the reward that recyclers receive. They believe this is how we make plastic waste too valuable to enter the ocean.
For more information and to contribute to their cause, visit:
SocialPlastic.org & PlasticBank.org #SocialPlastic
Among the many ways we expel energy in order to cook and prepare our food, consider solar cooking! This bread doesn’t look too bad at all! 🍞🍞🍞 check out @yaholnitskyivan for more on his sustainable cooking methods!
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The HabitatMap & AirCasting Blog have come together for a space to collectively crowdsource live streaming air-quality data. Last November, New York city has even been leveraging AirBeam Data to Inform Policy Decisions!
New York City recently committed to implementing a “zoned” collection system for the commercial waste sector. By dividing the city into zones and having commercial carting companies bid to service each zone, the city’s study
found that the number of miles traveled by private collection vehicles will be cut by an astounding 49 to 68 percent! This is a win for both the private carting companies, which will be able to achieve dramatic efficiencies in operations, and everyday New Yorkers, who will have to contend with less noise and air pollution.
If we are able to optimize the trash zoning over in more mega-cities, this could make a big impact on pollution worldwide.
According to the World Economic Form (WEF) report, the 2016 calendar year marks a new era for solar energy as a fuel source having trounced fossil fuels. Both solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in more than 30 countries. This means that people will begin to safely invest in new sustainable energy resources like never before.
Although this is encouraging, there are also hurdles needing to be crossed often political and rather than economic. The $1 trillion goal set at the Paris climate change accord is currently at around 25% of that goal ($286 billion) for global renewable investment.
It is likely that sooner than later the prices will drop low enough for solar and wind that they will win over despite the current trouble of integration to our current infrastructure due to contract standardization, regulations among some of the impending factors. As is looks, the tipping point isn’t far away. 2017 is looking bright!
(Source link on qz.com)
Through a collaboration between Port of Rotterdam Authority and academic institutions such as Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Port Innovation Lab with the Delft University of Technology new innovations in the line of “do good” drones are starting to make their appearance in the ports. Among the emerging breeds of Water Drones are the “AquaSmartXL” and the “Waste Shark”. The AquaSmartXL is a useful alternative to port surveillance that would normally require a man-operated boat burning fuel. The unmanned Waste Shark is able to collect around 500 kg of wast in the water through its mouth-like opening 35 cm below the surface of the water. It is around the size of a average four door car.
An AquaSmartXL in the port of Rotterdam.
Prototype fleet of Waste Sharks along with drone port charging stations.
Another look at the garbage-collecting Waste Shark.
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