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Warka Water – Every Drop Counts

Warka Water – Every Drop Counts | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it


Warka Tower is a vertical structure designed to collect and harvest potable water from the air, providing an alternative water source for rural populations that face challenges accessing drinkable water. The canopy creates a shaded social space where the community can gather for education and public meetings. With photovoltaic panels, the Tower serves as a charging station, allowing villagers to power mobile phones and laptop computers, and offers an illuminated place to study and socialize after the sun goes down.

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Don’t Let the Weather Hold You Back Start Dry Farming in Your Homestead

Don’t Let the Weather Hold You Back Start Dry Farming in Your Homestead | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Separating fact from fiction of dry farming, Learn Technique to building soil, conserving water and producing great tasting crop on your homestead.

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Separating fact from fiction of dry farming, Learn Technique to building soil, conserving water and producing great tasting crop on your homestead.

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5@5: Wegmans works to advance organic, biodynamic farming | A standard for grass-fed organic dairy 

5@5: Wegmans works to advance organic, biodynamic farming | A standard for grass-fed organic dairy  | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day,

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Wegmans works to advance organic, biodynamic farming | A standard for grass-fed organic dairy

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UK’s plastics recycling industry accused of widespread fraud & pollution — RT Business News

UK’s plastics recycling industry accused of widespread fraud & pollution — RT Business News | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
The Environment Agency (EA) is investigating suspected widespread abuse and fraud within Britain's plastics recycling industry. It will deal with complaints that firms and organized crime are abusing the system.

Data from the EA showed that six UK exporters of plastic waste have had their licenses suspended or cancelled in the last three months over concerns of high contamination rates.

The EA said it was pursuing “several lines of enquiry,” including allegations that the waste was not recycled but was left to leak into rivers and oceans. The investigation will also look into UK firms accused of shipping contaminated waste when non-recyclable items are mixed in with recyclables items.

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Biodegrable plastic from plants.....

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Give non-GMO a go: Putin urges Russia’s agricultural expansion on international markets — RT Business News

Give non-GMO a go: Putin urges Russia’s agricultural expansion on international markets — RT Business News | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Russian agricultural production has surged by 20 percent over the past five years, according to President Vladimir Putin. He urged domestic producers to steadily expand their presence in internal and international markets.

 

According to Putin, Russia should be aiming to export environmentally friendly and quality products. GMO has been banned in the country since 2016. The president previously said he wants to make Russia the world’s largest seller of GMO-free food.

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Oil is dead, long live oil: Plastics to drive global oil demand, say analysts — RT Business News

Oil is dead, long live oil: Plastics to drive global oil demand, say analysts — RT Business News | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
In the next ten to fifteen years, plastics and other petrochemicals will drive global oil demand, says IEA.

 

In its recent report, the EIA predicts that plastics and other petrochemical products will drive global oil demand to 2050, and developing economies like India and China will be behind the growth.

 

Petrochemicals are expected to account for more than 30 percent of global oil demand growth in the next decade and nearly half of demand growth by 2050, according to the energy watchdog.

While plastics and other such products accounted for 12 million barrels per day (bpd), or about 12 percent of total oil demand last year, this figure is estimated to surge to almost 18 million bpd in 2050.

 

Oil giants like Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell, as well as key players like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, are counting on the increased demand, and are investing in petrochemical plants, the report said."

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Biodegradable plastics from plants, especially hemp and tree lignin are the future.

Oil is dead plants and animals; let it rest in peace.....

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Where to Shop Online for Sustainable, Plastic Free and Zero Waste Products in Australia

Where to Shop Online for Sustainable, Plastic Free and Zero Waste Products in Australia | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Keen to get started on your eco lifestyle journey? Make sure to purchase your sustainable, zero waste & plastic free products from these Australian online shops...
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Material made from crab shells and tree fibers to replace plastic food packaging - UPI.com

Material made from crab shells and tree fibers to replace plastic food packaging - UPI.com | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new material made from crab shells and tree fibers.


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California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world

California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.

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Thumbs up from Musk: Huge tube that collects sea garbage launched in ambitious eco-project (VIDEO) — RT World News

Thumbs up from Musk: Huge tube that collects sea garbage launched in ambitious eco-project (VIDEO) — RT World News | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Scientists have launched the Ocean Cleanup – a 2,000-foot trash-catching tube that could get rid of half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just five years – receiving a big thumbs-up from inventor Elon Musk on social media.

 

Not everyone is jumping on the Ocean Cleanup bandwagon, however. Greenpeace said that while the invention is “laudable,” it doesn’t deal with the root cause of the issue: widespread oceanic pollution by mankind. “Prevention is far better than cure and in order to tackle the pollution crisis, corporations must stop producing so much plastic,” a Greenpeace spokesperson told the Guardian."

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Our "throw-away"  culture must "go-away".....

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India's Water Crisis: A Warning To The World — RTD Documentary Channel Films

India's Water Crisis: A Warning To The World — RTD Documentary Channel Films | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

"Water has become a luxury for the people in the Indian state of Punjab. Thousands of villages here rely on water deliveries from elsewhere. People have to pay exorbitant prices for water that their state once had in abundance. Farmers can no longer afford to grow food, their crops are dying and they are left with enormous debts. The devastation has led many to take their own lives. Meanwhile the authorities turn a blind eye to the mass suicides."

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Lebanese mayor bans plastic bags: 'We need to start somewhere’

Lebanese mayor bans plastic bags: 'We need to start somewhere’ | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

"JBEIL, Lebanon – In Lebanon, an ancient coastal city has made an ambitious decision to ban single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018. The goal is to decrease plastic consumption and address the country’s larger chronic waste crisis better.
“Honestly, this has been on my mind for a while,” Wissam Zaarour, mayor of Byblos, tells Middle East Eye.

In a memo circulated in mid-July, the mayor informed the public that plastic bags were to be phased out by 31 December 2018. The plan stipulates "the use of eco-friendly bags made of recycled paper or fabric" instead, according to the memo.
No information, however, was provided about penalties for those who do not comply. Speaking to MEE, Zaarour says such plans are still in the works.

“I was in Athens three years ago participating in a seminar about marine pollution. I learned that a plastic bag needs around 30 years or more to degrade in the sea. On land, it takes even longer. That’s when I made the decision that we need to phase these bags out.”

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'We need to start somewhere’

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The science of water sustainability | TechKnow

"From space, the Earth is a big blue planet covered 70 percent in water. However, a closer look reveals that only two and a half percent of that is fresh water, with only one percent being easily accessible to keep our 6.8 billion inhabitants alive and well. On TechKnow, we explore the possible solutions to address water scarcity through science, and explore the effect these new initiatives could have in the larger agricultural areas around the world. We also explore technological advancements that are having a quantifiable impact on conserving fresh water through innovation."

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China’s Belt and Road as a Conduit for Clean Power Projects Around the World | Asia-Pacific Research

China’s Belt and Road as a Conduit for Clean Power Projects Around the World | Asia-Pacific Research | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

Are China’s energy investments around the world promoting green and clean power generation in countries other than China, or are they exporting China’s dirty coal-fired power generation capacity to third countries? This is an important question, and much hangs on how it is answered. China’s Belt and Road is a conduit for polluting investments by Chinese policy banks around the world, argues Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher (The Fletcher School, Tufts University) in a Beyondbrics comment in the Financial Times on August 10, 2018.

 

But when examined, this argument is not persuasive. If we use the same China Global Energy Finance (CGEF) database that Gallagher uses, it is easy to demonstrate the opposite finding, namely that China’s investments globally in power generation over the past five years have been more green than black.

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7 Reasons to Homestead: Why Self Sufficiency is The Best Safety Net | The Healthy Home Economist

7 Reasons to Homestead: Why Self Sufficiency is The Best Safety Net | The Healthy Home Economist | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
7 reasons why homesteading self sufficiency skills are critical today in both urban and rural areas increasingly dependent on modern technology.

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Japan finds itself buried in plastic waste after China stops importing world’s trash — RT Business News

Japan finds itself buried in plastic waste after China stops importing world’s trash — RT Business News | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Nations across the globe are beginning to suffer from waste build-up, after China stopped importing recyclable garbage this year. Japan has become the latest country reporting severe recycling industry overload.
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How Shipping Container Restaurants are Becoming the Latest Food Craze

How Shipping Container Restaurants are Becoming the Latest Food Craze | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Do you know what the hottest trend for restaurant establishments is? Find out how shipping container restaurants are becoming the latest food craze. Is it time to consider investing in shipping containers?

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Give non-GMO a go: Putin urges Russia’s agricultural expansion on international markets — RT Business News

Give non-GMO a go: Putin urges Russia’s agricultural expansion on international markets — RT Business News | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Russian agricultural production has surged by 20 percent over the past five years, according to President Vladimir Putin. He urged domestic producers to steadily expand their presence in internal and international markets.

 

According to Putin, Russia should be aiming to export environmentally friendly and quality products. GMO has been banned in the country since 2016. The president previously said he wants to make Russia the world’s largest seller of GMO-free food."

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Sustainability and Ecological Civilization: An Outline for Getting From Here to There - Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Sustainability and Ecological Civilization: An Outline for Getting From Here to There - Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Industrialism and business as usual is the path to ecological destruction. Imperative task for the 21st century is to move toward a sustainable ecological civilization. Working definition in a market society of ecological civilization (or ecocivilization) is to make economic growth mean ecological improvement through the pursuit of sustainability. This means the pursuit of profit …
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Each structure has to generate it's own energy.

Transmission from a grid is unsustainable.

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What is the environmental impact of sushi?  | WWF

What is the environmental impact of sushi?  | WWF | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Half the world’s population depends on rice for food and/or income. But while rice paddies often provide good habitat for birds, they can take a heavy toll on freshwater resources. In India, Laos, and other countries, WWF supports an eco-friendly rice farming technique called the System of Rice Intensification, or SRI, that reduces water use by about 30% while increasing crop yields and farm incomes.

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How to waste less - All about Vegware

"Vegware produces and distributes catering disposables made from plants, not plastic. Find out how you can save carbon, use fewer finite resources and waste."


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Hemp - the new wonder crop? (UK) - BBC - 5th August 2018

Hemp is actually not a new crop, but an ancient one, that was using to make sailing ropes for ships in Elizabethan (1500s (CE)) times for example. However, i...
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SOLARKIOSK | SOLUTIONS

With the E-HUBB, SOLARKIOSK brings you a fully grid-independent off-the-shelf architecture solution designed by GRAFT with all the components to make your operations a true success.

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India's Water Crisis: A Warning To The World — RTD Documentary Channel Films

India's Water Crisis: A Warning To The World — RTD Documentary Channel Films | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it

"Water has become a luxury for the people in the Indian state of Punjab. Thousands of villages here rely on water deliveries from elsewhere. People have to pay exorbitant prices for water that their state once had in abundance. Farmers can no longer afford to grow food, their crops are dying and they are left with enormous debts. The devastation has led many to take their own lives. Meanwhile the authorities turn a blind eye to the mass suicides."

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6 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Baby and Kids Organic Cotton Clothing Brands - Eco Warrior Princess

6 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Baby and Kids Organic Cotton Clothing Brands - Eco Warrior Princess | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
Looking for organic cotton ethical and eco-friendly clothing brands creating super cute collections for babies, toddlers and kids? Check out these brands producing clothes for little ones that have minimal impact to their skin and health and more broadly, people and planet.
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Photography + Film Studio Made Out Of Wooden Pallets

Photography + Film Studio Made Out Of Wooden Pallets | Sustainability: Permaculture, Primitive Technology, Appropriate Tech, & Bio-Remediation | Scoop.it
I recently opened together with cinematographer Erik Journée our own Photography and Film studio called New Day Studio. When planning and designing the look we wanted for the studio we came across some pallet walls, from there on we went with this idea for our own studio. This resulted in almost ... http://bit.ly/2P0D4P9
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