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A waste-management company, PHS Group, has developed a new, patented process that turns sanitary products, baby diapers, incontinence pads, and other so-called “absorbent hygiene products” into power. The company claims that it handles 45,000 tons of the waste annually and converts 15% of it into compressed bales that can be burned to provide fuel for power […]

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Just like the modern self-driving cars, we now have a self-driving garden that is capable of moving around the city in search of sunlight. Named Hortum machina, B, this nomadic, self-driving and self-cultivating garden has been designed by University College London’s students William Victor Camilleri and Danilo Sampaio under the supervision of the Interactive Architecture Lab’s […]

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At a time when governments around the world are facing the challenge of global warming due to burning of fossil fuels, finding a solution to this issue is of utmost importance. Using renewable sources of energy can help nations reduce their carbon footprint considerably. Now a team of scientists from the University of Cambridge has […]

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Stella McCartney once again proved through her Autumn/Winter’17 collection showcased in Paris Fashion Week that it is possible to create a luxury collection that is completely cruelty-free. A long time agitator for animal welfare, McCartney debuted a leather alternative material at the Fashion Week, calling it ‘skin-free skin’. From sophisticated tailoring and brown chequered tweeds to über-luxe looking fabrics, […]

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A new upscale restaurant in London is all set to give a new meaning to managing food scraps. WastED, an intriguing pop-up restaurant on the rooftop at Selfridges department store, is the brainchild of American chef Dan Barber. The restaurant, with the help of many guest chefs, will be turning discarded foods into haute cuisine. The celebrated chefs […]

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Heathrow Airport, London has set a new sustainability target of using 100% renewable energy by April and operating a zero-carbon, zero-waste airport by 2050. The plans include building an R&D incubator, a new carbon-neutral runway and establishing an ultra-low emission zone by 2025. The airport has invested an initial £500,000 in the R&D incubator to minimize […]

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In a change of heart, drinks giant Coca Cola now says that it favors deposit and refund scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles and cans in the UK. Some earlier reports had suggested that the company was lobbying politicians against DRS, so this U-turn has definitely come as a pleasant surprise for environmentalists. The drinks giant says […]

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Driving an old, polluting car in Central London might cost you £10. A new law is all set to charge a £10 fee to drive in central London. The fee targets vehicles that don’t meet Euro 4 standards, and is expected to affect about 10,000 vehicles every week. London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan said, “It’s staggering that we live […]

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