What Is Servitisation, and How Can It Help Save the Planet?

The rising global population and continuous economic growth are driving an increasing demand for energy. Global energy consumption is expected to nearly double by the year 2050, further enhancing the challenge to cope with climate change. A report from the International Energy Agency shows that end-use energy efficiency alone could …

Donorum Has Ecology and Philanthropy at Heart

In 2016, France prescribed that it is compulsory for all supermarkets  in  its  territory  to  donate  excess  food  on  a  daily  basis.  Otherwise,  they  face  fines  of  up  to  €75,000.  Thus,  solidarity  among  the  French  is  encouraged by the letter of the law. On the other hand, due to  the  …

How Powering Food Storage Could End Hunger

In our fight against global warming, energy efficiency is the low-hanging fruit of cutting carbon emissions. It reduces the need to produce more energy and is quick, easy and inexpensive. The goal of ending global hunger by the UN’s target of 2030 must also start with efficiency. That means reducing …

We Must Change Food Production to Save the World, Says Leaked Report

Attempts to solve the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure, scientists will warn this week. A leaked draft of a report on climate change and land use, which is now being debated in Geneva by the Intergovernmental Panel on …

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Your Next Pair of Sneakers Could Be Made from Coffee

Coffee is a big deal. While just a handful of countries dominate production, it’s consumed in vast amounts almost everywhere on the planet: around 2 billion cups are drunk every day. All that coffee produces a lot of waste. Coffee grounds often end up in landfill or being washed into …

Aldi to Trial Plastic-Free Veg at Its Stores in England

Aldi is extending a trial to eliminate the use of plastic packaging for some fresh vegetables at its stores in England. The supermarket started selling five loose fresh produce, including savoy cabbage, white and red cabbage, pointed cabbage and cauliflower, without plastic wrapping in Scotland earlier this year. It says …