Day: July 6, 2021

See inside a seaweed farm as it grow its carbon-sequestering crops

Read the full story at Fast Company.

Seaweed serves as an excellent carbon sink, and so farming more of it to use in food could be an important step in the fight against climate change.

Erthos eliminates trackers in utility-scale solar, mounts PV panels on the ground

Read the full story at Canary Media.

If solar panels were free, how would you build the ideal utility-scale solar plant? This startup’s answer: “You’d put them on the ground.”

West Paw introduces pet products made with ocean-bound plastic

Read the full story at Pet Product News.

West Paw has set sail on a new eco-venture by launching a collection of pet toys and feeding accessories that are made with Seaflex, an exclusive blend of reclaimed and recycled ocean-bound plastic and zero-waste Zogoflex material. Ocean-bound plastic, as defined by renowned marine debris professional Jenna Jambeck, is material collected from communities with no formal waste management within 31 miles off the shore line.

Advancing Net Zero Status Report 2021

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The Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) Status Report 2021 highlights leadership action from GBCs and the building and construction sector towards achieving total sector decarbonisation.

The ocean farmers trying to save the world with seaweed

Read the full story in Time.

Seaweed can play a huge role in fighting climate change by absorbing carbon emissions, regenerating marine ecosystems, creating biofuel and renewable plastics as well as generating marine protein. Until recently, this centuries old industry has mainly farmed seaweed for food in Asia, with China as the world’s biggest producer of seaweed, accounting for 60% of global volume. But over the past decade, global seaweed production has doubled—with an estimated value of $59.61 billion in 2019—as interest in seaweed as a food source, carbon sink option and renewable product from consumers, farmers, researchers, and business leaders blossoms.

Greiner Packaging creates cardboard-plastic hybrid pack for Henkel’s dishwasher capsules

Read the full story at Packaging Europe.

Henkel’s new Somat Excellence 4in1 dishwasher capsules will be packaged in a cardboard-plastic hybrid solution created by Greiner Packaging that contains a 50% material made from recycled PP collected from end consumer households.

The Atlas of Common Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Eastern North America

The Atlas, supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, brings together expertise in entomology, learning sciences, software engineering, water quality biomonitoring, and design to create a teaching and learning resource for aquatic insect identification.

Users can search by keyword or browse the collection by insect order, taxa, phyla or identification key. Each genus record includes an overview, characteristics, diagnostic features, and images.

The Training Materials section includes a quick start guide, trainer guides, educational materials, and site images and illustrations.

Compostable Products Primer for compost manufacturers

Read the full story at Biocycle.

The US Composting Council’s Primer, authored by BioCycle editors, supplements its upcoming workshops and Summit on guiding composters on acceptance of compostable products.

Meet the 7 sustainable aquaculture stars of the future

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s food arm has identified new projects to accelerate innovation in what is the fastest growing form of food production, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The case for relocating entire cities

Read the full story in Fast Company.

Relocating hazard-prone communities is controversial. But it may be crucial in the climate change era.

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