Every year, the bad news is piling up about global warming. A change that it is no longer possible to deny as its manifestations are numerous… Here are some ecological innovations that intend to reduce the impact of global warming on our lives and the planet.
An ecological alternative to wood:
Deforestation is a constantly growing phenomenon. Billions of trees are uprooted every year for the needs of global production. In order to fight against this ecological plague, the company CocoPallet proposes an alternative to wood; this alternative is made of recycled coconut shells. Often thrown away or unused, using coconut shells in construction gives them a second life! The product is totally natural and less expensive than wood. Strong point: this solution would save 200 million trees each year.
9.C16 Biosciences palm oil substitute
An environmentally-friendly palm oil:
Palm oil tends to be found in many of the products we regularly buy at the supermarket. The source of various controversies, this oil leads to significant deforestation but also the loss of habitat for specific populations. To treat this global problem, innovations are beginning to emerge to produce an ecological and sustainable substitute in the laboratory. Since palm oil can only be produced in specific areas around the equator. Among them, a start-up called C16 Biosciences stands out, and for a good reason, it benefits from Bill Gates’ investment. To produce palm oil that is almost identical to conventional palm oil, the company uses bioreactors.
8.Carbon Engineering ecological solution
An innovation to combat air pollution:
In Squamish, British Columbia, clean energy company Carbon Engineering wants to stop climate change. How do they plan to do it? By getting rid of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Its technology uses a combination of giant fans and complex chemical processes to remove carbon dioxide from the air. His procedure is known as Direct Air Capture. While the concept is not new, Carbon Engineering says its technology has advanced enough to make financial sense and credibility. Carbon Engineering is backed by Bill Gates (again) and by oil giants Chevron, BHP, and Occidental. These partnerships will help commercialize its technology by using captured carbon to make synthetic fuels.
-Eco-responsible innovations to replace plastic and cardboard packaging
It is difficult to do without plastic and cardboard packaging in supermarkets and e-commerce. To put an end to this single-use packaging, ingenious ideas have been developed to give a second life to packaging made of these materials!
7.Samsung TV packaging
To give a second life to its cardboard packaging:
Recently, Samsung revealed an eco-responsible cardboard packaging for its high-end TV range. More than simple packaging, the cardboard can be transformed into a cat house (very useful) or a small piece of furniture for your home. In any case, the objective is to avoid the waste that accumulates and is not necessarily recycled with reusable cardboard. The increasing adherence of consumers to a sustainable lifestyle has encouraged this ecological innovation. And Samsung has it all figured out as the carton contains instructions, and even more, ideas can be found by scanning the QR code right on the package!
A new kind of plastic:
Based on the following observation: plastic bags are both indispensable and a source of major environmental problems, Greenhope has developed Ecoplas. A degradable plastic bag made with fair trade cassava. It will take between 2 and 5 years to disappear completely. Versatile, the bag is used as a shopping bag, garbage bag, or for other packaging by significant retailers in Indonesia and even Carrefour. Cassava is a natural resource grown directly in Indonesia.
Green innovations for the city of the future:
So what will the city of the future look like? These green innovations will help you get an idea of what’s in store for us in the years to come and beyond! From construction to new housing design, we take you on a tour of the best initiatives that could transform the way we live.
5.SpaceX city of the future
“Green Building Initiative”
For environmentally friendly buildings:
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is a non-profit organization working towards a greener world and environmental sustainability in the face of current challenges. In particular, the challenges due to the rapid growth of the population. How does it work? GBI gives certifications to eco-friendly buildings. It aims to accelerate the adoption of green practices to transform the current landscape with healthier and more self-sufficient buildings. Specifically, GBI helps commercial buildings with Green Globes certification, from 35% to 100%. 100% represents a building that is fully compliant with environmental expectations.