Date
17 November 2017

innovation

  • How Hong Kong airport fights waste for greener environment

    - Oct 27, 2017 1:22pm
    One of the wealthiest places in the world, Hong Kong also has a reputation of being the most wasteful, with a massive waste footprint and landfills that are almost full. The air travel industry is a...
  • Making coat hangers from diapers

    - Oct 27, 2017 9:10am
    A young company in Brazil transforms complicated waste into objects of value. The lack of environmentally appropriate waste disposal options in Brazilian cities had always frustrated Guilherme Brammer. In 2011, the São Paulo-based materials engineer founded...
  • The end of waste

    - Oct 27, 2017 9:00am
    TerraCycle finds value in the lowliest of trash, from cigarette butts to chewing gum. Humans produce a staggering amount of trash—in the US alone, 2 kilograms per person per day, according to the nation’s Environmental Protection...
  • Angola’s scrappy micro-entrepreneurs

    - Oct 27, 2017 8:20am
    Collecting war detritus and other scrap metal provides income for hundreds of families. The crowd at the gate of Fabrimetal, an Angolan steel rebar manufacturer, starts gathering early. Dozens of motorbikes loaded with discarded pieces of...
  • Too much of a good thing?

    - Oct 27, 2017 8:01am
    A dramatic surge in the number of foreign visitors, especially during the summer months, has prompted Spanish destinations to find new ways to encourage year-round tourism and promote lesser-known destinations. Just as Uber and BlaBlaCar have...
  • Paving the way for a circular economy

    Oct 27, 2017 7:59am
    While we can rejoice in the sharp rise of the global middle class, especially in emerging economies, the accompanying growth in consumption puts further pressure on raw materials and underscores the limits of our linear economic...

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