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Sodastream Adds Kool-Aid to Its Mixed Message Menu

Make sugary sweet fizzy Kool-Aid drinks at home with Israel’s Sodastream? Company sends mixed environmental message with new deal.  The home carbonating company Sodastream has entered into a deal with Kool-Aid to provide Kool-Aid flavors to Sodastream’s carbonated water. Sodastream from Israel  is currently in a small war with Coke, and this latest move with […]

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DGrade’s Hipster Trash Clothing is Made Cheap in China

Determined to make a positive environmental contribution, the UK-based clothing manufacturer DGrade perfected a method that converts recycled plastic into yarn. They use 20% less water, 50% less energy, and produce 55% less carbon emissions than the cotton manufacturing process requires, and they have recently opened a branch in the Dubai mall. (As of 2022 it […]

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Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Items

Plastic is pervasive and so are the carcinogenic chemicals that leach from them. The rapid growth and urbanization of the United Arab Emirates is associated with increased uses of plastic in every aspect of modern life. In 2008, the World Health Organization voiced concerns that rapid urbanization may be negatively impacting people’s lives. Rapid growth […]

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Solar Bottle Lights a Bright Idea for the Developing World

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBWi3NtND68[/youtube] This idea is so simple, yet so brilliant.  Maybe it could help light up the Middle East? Filipinos living in simple corrugated metal homes have had problems lighting their homes for generations.  Even since the invention of electricity, electric lighting has been used sparingly by certain communities due to its cost.  It is frustrating […]

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6 Excellent Reasons to Peg Your Plastic Habit

We know plastic is almost inescapable, but here are 6 excellent reasons to just say no! It’s no secret. We hate plastic. We wish plastic had never been born, though we don’t really blame Alexander Parkes for inventing the stuff. How could he have known that a series of polymers bonded together would produce one […]

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15 Racing Camels in Qatar Killed by Toxic Pesticide

Camels are prized by their owners. Did the Qatari breeder kill 15 of his own through negligence, or is the vet to blame? More than two dozen racing camels in Qatar died after their breeder administered a toxic pesticide to their skin. Misfer Safran Al Merri purchased Diazinon from the Al Shahainya veterinary center and then […]

New Machine Converts Plastics Back To Oil

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGGabrorRS8[/youtube] This may well be one of the most revolutionary machines to hit the market, although, in a way, it couldn’t be simpler. Plastic chokes everything. Our water ways, including the Mediterranean. Camels and other animals. And given that it is made from petroleum products, it is a drain on our energy sources. A Japanese […]