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Green Is The New Black

The Conscious Scoop: Starbucks ditches straws & food waste to fashion

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WE KNOW RENEWABLE ENERGY IS THE SOLUTION, BUT HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE WONDERS OF DIRT? THE WORLD IS IN SHAMBLES BUT WE ARE ALL WORKING, SLOWLY BUT SURELY, TO MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE.

Check out 5 interesting news headlines about sustainability from around the world this week.

 

1. Starbucks to ditch the suckers GLOBALLY by 2020

We can’t get enough of it, sometimes we need it 3-4 times a day. Starbucks does go through a lot of straws in a day, over 1 billion a year. This is one small leap for Starbucks but a huge leap for consumerism.

Sippidy-doo-dah!

 

2. Time to dish the dirt about saving the world.

Plants can take carbon from the atmosphere and transfer it to the soil, that makes soil a huge carbon storage space. Could this be our solution to our ever-growing carbon concentrations in the atmosphere?

It’s time to hit the dirt.

 

3. The Straws of Tomorrow

With so much talk about going cold turkey on the plastic straw, what are our alternatives? Think glass, paper, smart plastic – this article tells you everything you need to know.

Straws, straws everywhere.

 

4. Bacteria, solar’s answer to more power

Weather forecast: bright beginnings for overcast skies. We get so much sun in Singapore but we also get plenty of clouds, which poses a big problem for solar power generation. However, with bacteria in the picture, overcast skies may not pose a problem to those big plates any longer.

Bacteria can be the future of solar.

 

5. Food waste to fashion

We do waste quite a bit of food (estimates are at 1/3 of all food produced!), but what can we do about it? Besides composting, we can now turn it into beautiful wearables. We can turn wastewater into drinkable water, Circular Systems’ is turning food waste into fashion firsts.

Is fashion the new dumping ground for waste?

 

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An environmentalist, avid baker, and a dreamer with a goal to open the world of conscious living and responsible consumerism to Singaporeans and hopefully the rest of the world! She’s currently an undergraduate who’s hungry for an exciting adventure - or mostly just hungry. She hopes that by the time she graduates, she can help herself and her community leave green footsteps on this Earth we call home. 

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