Seventh EU satellite to monitor ocean and land

It will help improve the understanding of sea level changes and marine pollution which are important climate change indicators

Daisy – Apple’s new iPhone recycling robot

It extracts components for other uses which traditional recyclers cannot

The Boring Company digs deep for electric bus innovation

The pods under Los Angeles could travel at up to 150mph

Giant 12MW turbine breezes into town

General Electric has unveiled its new 12MW wind turbine, which it says will be at the forefront of the next generation of offshore renewable energy technologies

Stopping waste with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air

  Will and Jaden Smith are launching a new line of flavoured water which they say will reduce waste and slash carbon dioxide emissions. The singer and actor’s JUST Water brand uses paper and plant-based material to create its fully recyclable boxy bottle, which it claims has a 74% lower emissions footprint than a standard […]

Oh buoy! New hybrid ship hits the waves

  A new hybrid expedition ship has been launched in Norway. Cruise, ferry and cargo operator Hurtigruten says the MS Roald Amundsen, which entered the water at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, is the first green ship of its kind in the world. It uses large battery packs, a hybrid engine, advanced hull construction and […]

IKEA UK offers 100% renewable energy tariff

  IKEA is offering an exclusive 100% renewable electricity tariff to customers in the UK. It has joined forces with the Big Clean Switch, which uses the collective switch model to secure the best energy deal for those who sign up. The companies claim the tariff will save a typical householder more than £300 a […]

Glastonbury Festival plans to ban plastic bottles

  Glastonbury festival plans to ban the use of plastic bottles when it returns in 2019. The festival, held in Somerset since 1970, has previously used solar panels and urinals that could power their own lighting by transforming urine into electricity. In 2014, it introduced water kiosks where people could get any type of bottle […]

Love the environment? Skip Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is bad news for the environment. That’s the suggestion from sustainable group Greener Ideal, which says the billions of cards exchanged on the romantic day often contribute to deforestation and end up in landfills. It suggests making cards out of reclaimed paper by hand or buying cards made from recycled materials is one way […]

Iceland’s bitcoin mines ‘could pinch all the power’

  Iceland could use more electricity on bitcoin mining than on supplying the entire country’s homes in 2018. The Associated Press has reported Johann Snorri Sigurbergsson, Director of Business Development at energy firm HS Orka, said if all the mining firms wanting to get involved actually manage to do so, there won’t be enough energy […]