Italy Bans Plastic Cotton Buds

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 19, 2019

Italy Bans Plastic Cotton Buds

Italy is the first country in the world to introduce a ban on plastic cotton buds. Italy implemented this policy after the shocking results of a recent study by Environmental Association Legambiente in which was found that more than 9% of the waste on the Italian beaches consists of cotton swabs…

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Ozone Layer Is Recovering

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 11, 2019

Ozone Layer Is Recovering

A newly published report by the United Nations, the European Union, and NASA predicts the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere to be fully recovered by 2030 and the hole in the ozone layer above the South Pole to be completely disappeared by the year 2060. Last century, news about a hole in the ozone layer shocked the world in the early 1980s. Following this global environmental problem, the Montreal Protocol was introduced…

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Estonia: the free public transport country

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 8, 2019

Estonia: the free public transport country

Tallinn was the first European city to offer free public transport services for all citizens in 2013. More regions in Estonia established the idea over the years. Nearly all regions in Estonia offer free public transport at the moment. This was decided to solve several problems: to stop the big numbers of people moving into the big cities and to reduce pollution. Eleven out of the fifteen Estonian regions became part of the plan…

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1.5 Million Volunteers Break The Guinness World Record By Planting 66 Million Trees

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 4, 2019

1.5 Million Volunteers Break The Guinness World Record By Planting 66 Million Trees

In an attempt to raise awareness to India's plan 'Make India Green Again', 1.5 million volunteers spent 12 hours along the Narmada river in the Indian state 'Madhya Pradesh' planting trees…

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This Spanish company has created a lightweight portable functional solar panel

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by Marc Prats

Posted on November 7, 2018

This Spanish company has created a lightweight portable functional solar panel

‘Top Innovations’ is the company behind the solar panel that you can see above. Its creator, Jesus Guijarro, claims he created this portable panel to make solar powered electricity more accessible to everyone.   This patented solar panel is modular as it triples in size when opening up the side-panels and it includes a manually-lifted powerful spotlight…

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Dunkirk (France) is setting a new standard for free public transport

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by Marc Prats

Posted on November 5, 2018

Dunkirk (France) is setting a new standard for free public transport

Dunkirk is the biggest European city to offer public transport completely for free, for everybody and every single day of the year.  Some big cities, such as Barcelona or Madrid, limit the amount and the type of cars that can drive through their streets during certain times of the year when the air quality is low…

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EU proposes new rules - say bye to single-use plastics

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 29, 2018

EU proposes new rules - say bye to single-use plastics

We may not think about it too much, but everything that we do has a repercussion in our surroundings. Pollution comes in many forms, but there is one that causes great harm even though we don’t realise it.   Plastic builds up a shocking 85% of all litter found in the oceans, rivers and seas around the planet…

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Reset your biological clock and sleep pattern with a week of camping

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 15, 2018

Reset your biological clock and sleep pattern with a week of camping

Do you remember those holidays when your parents decided to drive for hours to a camping area just to be in touch with nature a bit more? Do you think they did it just like any other holiday? I don’t think so…

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Make smart choices. We can still save the Earth by 2030

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 12, 2018

Make smart choices. We can still save the Earth by 2030

Not all hope is lost.   In the last few years, we have witnessed the increase in global temperature, polluting gases and the size of the hole in the ozone layer…

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You won't have to pay tax for using solar energy in Spain anymore

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 11, 2018

You won't have to pay tax for using solar energy in Spain anymore

A few days ago, the Spanish government announced that it had banned the existing tax on solar powered homes.   A few years ago, the same government announced that anyone who wanted to use solar panels in their homes would have to give a fixed percentage of the energy produces to the tax office…

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