Microfactories are a viable solution towards achieving a circular economy
Textile waste is a major problem, contributing to CO₂ emissions and surpassing emissions from maritime shipping and flights. Microfactories offer a local solution by converting urban waste into new raw materials. They shorten supply chains, reduce transportation costs and emissions.
The importance of protected forests in achieving climate goals
Investors are flocking to experimental technologies like direct air capture to combat climate change. However, these technologies capture a negligible amount of carbon compared to protected forests which store significant amounts of carbon. But, protected areas receive insufficient funding.
How to reduce plastic pollution by 80% by 2040
Plastic pollution is a pressing issue. The UN report suggests cutting global plastic pollution by 80% by 2040 through a circular approach. This involves reducing plastic use, promoting reuse and recycling, and diversifying into alternative materials. Governments, businesses, and society must collaborate.
Food security with vertical farming
Only 3% of the world’s water is drinkable and suitable for agriculture, but its use is growing at twice the rate of population increase. Agriculture uses 70% of freshwater and is both a cause and casualty of water scarcity. Vertical farming uses 98% less water than traditional methods and supports food security.
Valuable insights on waste management from indigenous people
Indigenous cultural practices foster effective waste management through principles of waste prevention, minimization, reuse, and recycling. These practices reduce waste generation and divert waste from landfills and incinerators while promoting environmental protection.
Transition to agroecology: vital for climate change and biodiversity
The current food system has detrimental effects on climate change, biodiversity loss, and social inequality. We must make the fundamental transition to agroecology. This approach is in harmony with nature, fostering the production of nutritious food while concurrently revitalizing our environment.