Could veg-based 3D printed batteries offer better charging?

Scientists say a new innovation could have around two or three times better charging performance than conventional lithium-ion versions

BA vows to ditch 250 million in-flight plastic items this year

The airline has pledged to get rid of 700 tonnes of single-use plastic from flights by the end of 2020

Air New Zealand diverts nearly 900 tonnes of in-flight waste from landfill

The airline has recovered an amount of waste equivalent to the weight of five 777-300 aircraft

Tokyo 2020 Olympics to see athletes sleep on sustainable cardboard beds

The 18,000 bedframes in the Athletes Village will be recycled into paper products after the games, while the mattresses will be converted into new plastics

Sustainable phone dials in to a circular future

The Fairphone 3 has been designed to be fully modular and repairable, meaning that if one component fails, the entire device does not need to be replaced

McDonald’s admits ‘sustainable’ paper straws can’t currently be recycled

The fast food giant said this is despite previous plastic versions, which were phased out, being recyclable

Washing up
South African dishwashing liquid cleans up with 100% recycled bottles

Unilever’s Sunlight brand claims to be the number one selling dishwashing liquid in South Africa

Aldi wants a pizza the action on sustainability

The supermarket has committed to introducing 100% recyclable pizza discs in an effort to reduce plastic waste

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 […]