Environmental Conservation

Biodegradable plastic

What is different in biodegradable plastic that it decomposes naturally? It is made of renewable raw materials, such as from corn oil, orange peels, and...

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Use of nature elements

One interesting and challenging way of thinking of buildings would be as living entities. Incorporating functions such as air filtration, rain harvesting and other, through smartly designed facades...

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Mimicking a design from the nature

Only by mimicking the shape from nature is not enough for the structure to be considered biomimicry. It needs to perform...

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How is plastic recycled?

This step-by-step guide should give you a good understanding of how plastic is recycled and where it ends up.

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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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