Urban transport may not always be glamorous. The trip to work us something few of us think about regularly; but these transport innovations may be about to change that for good. The daily toing and froing to work has become a part of the daily routine. We don’t tend to think about it too much. Yet, there are many new innovations in urban transport which might just make that trip to work the best part of the day. Around the world, urban transport is changing.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Anyone that is concerned with the environment will recognize this phrase. But what does it mean in practice? What is the best way to reduce, reuse, recycle? Should we be reducing and reusing more or concentrating on recycling what we use? It can be confusing. But with growing concern about climate change, it is crucial to understand each one clearly and, more importantly, which one is best. A recent Facebook post suggested we should stop recycling and start reducing our use of
The facts and statistics that detail the amount of plastic waste in the environment do not paint a pretty picture. In fact, plastic waste statistics are disastrous. In the last decade, there has been more plastic churned out of factories around the world, used (sometimes for just seconds), and dumped than ever before in history. A shocking fifty percent of this has been used just once. It is then discarded and sits festering in dump yards, waterways, and in oceans around the world, taking a
When something becomes superfluous to our needs we need to either dispose of it effectively or find a use for it. Biodegradable waste has become one of those things. There’s simply way too much of it. The problem is, when it ends up in landfills it leaches greenhouse gases. These cause global warming. There is also the financial cost of disposing of biodegradable waste. Significantly there has been a shift in how we view biodegradable waste. Europe, in particular, leads the fight against waste. It wants
If you are reading this then it is likely you are concerned with environmental issues. It is easy to feel helpless when you read about polar ice caps melting, the sheer tons of plastic waste, or the loss of important species. As an individual, faced with these enormous challenges, what on earth can one person possibly do? The environmental issues concern all of us, and if you feel as passionate as I do, you'll want to do something. And I believe that an individual can
Why are reusable water bottles better for the environment? There are lots of reasons why people drink bottled water, not least to stay hydrated, for convenience and for a supposedly purer taste. Unfortunately, this rise of drinking from disposable water bottles has led to an increase in plastic pollution around the world. This is why reusable water bottles are a much better alternative for the environment. Here are some shocking statistics: In the US, 1,500 plastic water bottles are consumed every second. 50 billion bottles
We constantly talk about the consequences of smoking tobacco for the human body. But what about the effects of smoking on the environment? Unless you have been living on another planet for the last several years, you will most likely be aware that smoking, without doubt, can damage your personal health. There are posters, adverts and placards everywhere, not to mention the graphic illustrations on cigarette and tobacco packs themselves. The proof inconclusive and damning indeed, the consequences of smoking damage almost every organ in
Did you know that one of the best ways to combat the rising cost of living is to switch to alternative energy sources? None of us are strangers to the ever-increasing cost of living in this day and age. Money seems to fly out of pockets faster than in flies in, and all of us would love to be able to cut down on expenses where we can. One of the rising costs in recent times is the cost of electricity. With prices soaring, more