Normally when we become ill, we go to the doctor. The doctor decides if we need any medicine, which we get with a prescription in a drugstore or a pharmacy. In Germany, medicine usually comes in a paper packaging. The manufacturer determines the sizes of the packs and the amount of pills per carton. But very often the standard sizes do not meet the real requirements: there are either too many or not enough pills in a package [Read more…]
The Ocean Cleanup is a plastic filtering system that can be found at five different places in the ocean.
The place where you can find most of the ocean plastic is between Hawaii and California.
At these places are trillions of pieces of plastic. [Read more…]
The population on Earth is increasing and will continue to increase.
Resources are constantly at the limit or will be exhausted soon.
Energy is a hungry wolf, so to speak, growing faster than population. Energy will be the basis of growth and will be feeding a growing population on Earth. [Read more…]
Bottles out of algae! Yes, it does exist. Ari Jónsson, a product design student from Iceland, developed an environmentally friendly bottle without plastic. He combined red algae powder with water to create a biodegradable bottle. When agar powder is added to water and cooled, it forms a jelly-like material. If the bottle is filled with water it stays in form, but when the bottle is empty it will begin to decompose. [Read more…]
We almost face the situation every day:
After work you stop by the grocery store or a mall to get one or two items for dinner. While you are walking the aisles you come up with various ideas on what to cook. Finally when you are waiting at the cashier you find yourself not only with your two planned items but 15 different things you can hardly carry. [Read more…]