Environmental Conservation

Biodegradable vs compostable plastic bag

Two alternative forms of plastic bags have been designed and produced: biodegradable plastic bags and compostable plastic bags. To understand the difference between the two we have to look at the...

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Plastic bag recycling

Plastic bags are not accepted at most municipal pickup sites, but that does not mean they cannot be recycled. Plastic bag recycling is...

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Solar energy in agriculture

The agricultural industry relies on the sun to be successful and produce food for the world. Adding solar panels so that the sun does even more work for the industry, in addition to increasing profits and decreasing costs, seems like a great idea.

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Preventing birds from wind turbines

The main concern with wind turbines is that they sometimes kill birds and bats. In response, researchers are searching for ways to make wind turbines safer for wildlife. Here are three of most promising...

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Plastic bag degradation

Most of the one trillion plastic bags disposed of annually worldwide are not made of organic matter, but are made from a petroleum byproduct which microorganisms do not recognize as food. You should know that plastic bag degradation is...

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Plastic bag manufacture

How can we address worsening plastic bag pollution? We first need to understand how are plastic bags made. Let’s take a look...

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Plastic bags ban

Even though the usage of plastic bags is still slowly on the rise, many countries have started to become aware of the environmental damage they can cause.

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Insect house

The lack of possibility to find a safe place to live and reproduce drives many beneficial insects away from our gardens. We need to revert this trend and attract insects back by providing them a house.

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off-grid living

Some people take green living a step further by creating a self-sustaining lifestyle. It’s possible to achieve it, even if you’ve never lived a life off the grid. It only takes a few easy steps...

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Seedlings

Malawi has planted over 60 million tree seedlings this tree planting season. Tree seedlings were planted on customary lands, in plantations, forest reserve areas and even along the Shire river banks to prevent river's siltation.

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