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Dougal Shaw

29 November 2019

Telford, United Kingdom

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A recycling plant in Telford, England has found a way to recycle old refrigerators into new ones using a new technology that preserves the plastic without contamination from the refrigerator coolant. Usually, recycled...

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Dougal Shaw

14 November 2019

Andernach, Germany

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A pilot recycling sorting method hosted in Germany has created an easier way for recyclable and non-recyclable products to be separated. Designers printed invisible digital codes - much like invisible barcodes that ca...

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Dougal Shaw

11 November 2019

Paris, France

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Mushroom farms are popping up in underground parking lots in Paris. The city, facing a surplus of lots as car ownership declines, has been holding competitions to find creative, new purposes for them. Urban farmers, C...

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Dougal Shaw

27 September 2019

Saint-Denis, Paris Region, France

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Les Alchimistes is a social enterprise outside of Paris that turns the 900,000 tons of food waste produced every year into compost that is then sold to farmers. The group is supported by industrial composters named Ti...

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Dougal Shaw

28 June 2019

London, United Kingdom

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In London, a new initiative called Junior Roadwatch is engaging children as traffic safety enforcers. Around one particularly busy and dangerous section of road, drivers who are caught speeding have two options: get a...

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Dougal Shaw

5 March 2019

Canada

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Experiencing the death of a parent is oftentimes extremely traumatic, but an app created by a woman who personally experienced this type of loss, aims to bring some sense of help and closure for family members. Implem...

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Dougal Shaw

29 January 2019

Eskilstuna, Sweden

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In Eskilstuna, Sweden, there is a different kind of shopping mall – one that sells used and upcycled goods. In an effort to combat consumerism and bolster sustainability, the mall, called ReTuna, is nicely curated and...

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Dougal Shaw

4 December 2018

Cork, Ireland

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In Ireland, schools across the country have installed "Buddy Benches," a space where children can go to let others know they want to play. The benches, which are built by volunteers from the Men's Shed, are part of a ...

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Dougal Shaw

28 September 2018

Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

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An elementary school in Bradford, England has seen a direct correlation between embracing music as part of their curriculum and students' performance in English and Math. The school is in a low-income area with most o...

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Dougal Shaw

18 September 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Two innovative solutions in Great Britain in education are proving to be highly successful in improving students' performances in math and reading. A school in Edinburgh uses the Daily Mile (spending 15 minutes a day ...

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Dougal Shaw

7 August 2018

Oxford, United Kingdom

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A project in Oxford gives homeless individuals QR codes that passersby can scan with their phones. The QR code links to information about the homeless person and facilitates electronic donations. A case worker co-mana...

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Dougal Shaw

20 July 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Is no one listening to your public service announcement? Try having a child read it. At the Victoria metro station in London, escalator injuries have fallen by nearly two-thirds since the station began running announc...

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Dougal Shaw

4 June 2018

London, England

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An app called Olio addresses the issue of food waste in London by recruiting 1,000 "food waste heroes" to gather excess food from restaurants and redistribute them amongst the neighborhood using the Olio platform. Any...

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Dougal Shaw

28 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Technology can help reduce food waste. Olio and Winnow are two examples. Olio is an app that allows people to easily exchange extra or unwanted food for free. Winnow is a smart trash can that calculates the cost of wa...

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Dougal Shaw

6 March 2018

Winchester, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Did you know that the main ingredient in most chewing gum is a synthetic rubber, which resembles a close relationship to plastic? "It's called polyisobutylene," explains Anna Bullus, a British designer, "the same stuf...

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Dougal Shaw

21 November 2017

Bristol, United Kingdom

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In an attempt to fight childhood obesity and social isolation in Bristol, the organization Playing Out is helping kids exercise more. They are creating a way for children to safely be physically active in their neighb...

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Dougal Shaw

10 October 2017

Wolin, Poland

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As the family unit in Western society is increasingly fractured, many suffering from stress, anger, and trauma often must find to alternative ways to build community and find belonging. One unique example is the Vikin...

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Dougal Shaw

10 October 2017

Wolin, Poland

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An annual festival in Poland brings together men with a passion for recreating Viking culture and participate in competitive battles. By allowing for extreme physical expression—within the limits of safety laws and an...

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Dougal Shaw

3 June 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Movies, books, apartments: these are all things we commonly rent. One Danish couple is adding baby clothes to the list to reduce waste.

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Dougal Shaw

16 May 2017

Pathan Goth, Sindh, Pakistan

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Fariel Salahuddin was determined to tackle the extreme lack of access to fresh water she encountered in rural Pakistani communities, but she wanted the model to be sustainable, not dependent on donations. Most of the ...

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Dougal Shaw

25 April 2017

Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Even with such increasingly popular trends as reusable grocery bags and biodegradable food containers, 70% of plastic products end up in landfills; but with the help of a local start-up, MacRebur, several townships in...

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