Food Price Index Holds Steady

Global food prices were steady in September, as lower sugar prices were offset by increased quotations for vegetable oils and meat. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 170 points in September, virtually unchanged from August and 3.3 percent …

Supermarkets in Thailand and Vietnam Swap Plastic Packaging for Banana Leaves

Thailand and Vietnam are two of the five countries that account for 60 percent of the plastic in the world’s oceans, according to a 2015 study. Now, Vice reported Friday that supermarkets in both countries are going back to nature to find an alternative to plastic bags: banana leaves. A …

Lego Says It Will Eliminate Plastic by 2030

In children’s playrooms and family living room floors around the world, small plastic blocks are a staple. In today’s world, Lego is synonymous with plastic. For this reason, the recent news from Lego, that they will move to all non-plastic or recycled materials by 2030 is quite significant, even at …

Renewables Powered 88% of Brazil in June

Renewable energy generated 88% of Brazil’s entire demand in June. Clean power sources such as wind, biomass, solar and hydro accounted for 81.9% of Brazil’s installed capacity of energy generation at the time, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy. The nation’s total electrical …