Boyan is a 19 year old Dutch, who just invented a viable solution to clean up the ocean from millions of tons of plastic. Thankfully, he is not the only one of the committed young minds at work. As we look for solutions to tackle climate change, we tend to blame two major groups: governments for their inaction; and the private sector for its lack of initiative. But what if … [Read more...] about Meet the new generation of youth innovators
Responsible Production and Consumption
Today we celebrate Earth Day. To preserve our planet’s natural resources of is not only a matter for political and international organizations: we can all do our bit by adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. If you also believe in sustainability, here are 10 commandments you can follow. There could be nine, there could be eleven. We do not seek to be dogmatic. … [Read more...] about The 10 Commandments of Sustainability
Sustainability is, thankfully, becoming a widespread concept in many industries. In the industrial design field, there are programs that allow you to swap out a material or production technique and factor their different environmental impacts. Often, when considering sustainable design we tend to factor carbon footprint, durability, renewability and adaptability of the product. … [Read more...] about Pixels can also be green
*By Patricia Fortunato In Rio de Janeiro, an initiative creates a mountain of trash collected from the Copacabana beach. The city government is fining anyone who litters in order to awaken its citizens. Photo: Daniel Oliveira From the front gate in, Brazilians are known to be a super clean people. In the simplest of homes you find proudly displayed pots and pans - so … [Read more...] about What can we learn from Brazilian trash?