Sustainability #6: Pela Case

    Credit: Pela Case Credit: Pela Case The cases themselves come in a variety of colors (limited by the need to keep harmful dyes out of the compost) and can stand up to stress which makes them good for an alternative to the plastic. They’re available for the iPhone and Samsung so sorry Nokia…

Sustainability #5: HomeBiogas 2.0

Credit: HomeBiogas – Turn Your Waste Into Clean Energy I had previously talked about the company HomeBiogas and their invention which allows you to deposit food inside of it which will be broken down by bacteria into a gas that can be used in your home. They have improved the design of HomeBiogas and now…

Sustainability #4: A Billion Trees

Millions of Indian Trees India accomplished a major achievement recently by breaking a tree planting record, planting over 66 million in 12 hours. The planting was carried out by volunteers in Madhya Pradesh, the 5th largest Indian state by population. The previous record was set in Uttar Pradesh, the most populous Indian state, at 49.3…

Sustainability #3: Walking for Power

Walking Power Credit: Pavegen PavaGen is a company that has developed the concept of piezoelectricity into a real world technology. Just a lab experiment a few years ago piezoelectricity can now be harnessed to the benefit of humans. This form of electricity works by applying stress to materials which upon changing shape generate an electric…

Helping The World #1: Charity For All

Prisoners Raising Dogs Ever heard of prisoners raising dogs? It has been gaining traction within the last few years in a variety of places across the United States. Pounds will give dogs to prisons so that prisoners can train them to make them more suitable for adoption, reducing the number of dogs at their facilities…

Sustainability #1: How We Eat

OzHarvest Credit: OzHarvest OzHarvest is a food rescue business in Australia that takes food which would have been discarded and instead reuses them as meals, of which they have served over 60 million (comprising over 200,000 tons of recycled food). They rescue food from quite a large number of areas including, “…fruit and vegetable markets,…

Turn your plastic into Houses!

You can now build a house from plastic lying on the ground. A company called ByFusion is taking recycling to a new level. They have engineered a process which takes everyday plastic and molds it into a brick called RePlast which can be used just like any other brick. The process is versatile enough that…