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Civic Tech: Citizens Drive Environmental and Climate Protection with Public Data, Apps and Platforms

With citizen-owned digital tools, environmental data and government knowledge can become part of the common good and starting point for change.

Can Plastic Become Food? The ‘Food Generator’ Looking to Turn Our Waste Products into Edible Proteins

Microbial synthetic engineering has the potential to turn many of our waste products into useful commodities. One award winning project hopes to use it to cut down on pollution, and create food at the same time.

Dutch Startup Uses the Power of Bubbles to Remove Plastic From Rivers

By pumping air into canals and rivers, plastic is forced to the surface and fish are left unharmed. In fact, it could even benefit the ecosystem.

The Plastic Atlas Shows: Consumers Aren’t to Blame for the Plastic Crisis, it’s International Corporations

Plastic has become an integral part of our everyday lives - it makes many things easier, but it also endangers our health and fills our planet with waste that's set to be around with us for decades. The latest "Plastic Atlas", from the Böll Foundation, gives us up-to-date facts and figures about our increasingly plastic-filled world.

Is Our Growing Plastic Panic a Convenient Distraction From Much Bigger Issues?

Plastic has become one of the biggest environmental issues of the present day - one that has generated more awareness than any other. But is our focus on ditching plastic really the best use of our time?

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Cut Down on Plastic

Around the world, a massive one trillion plastic bags are used every single year. And then there are all the plastic bottles, plastic packaging and other one-use plastic products that end up in landfill on earth and floating in our seas. The problem is overwhelmingly huge, but it's one that we can all do something about.

Dutch Project Gives Plastic Waste New Life as a Floating Park

In Rotterdam, one project is scooping up plastic from the city's river and turning it into a floating green park to improve the area's biodiversity.

Building Urban Spaces With 3D Printed Furniture From Plastic Waste

The Print Your City Project is transforming the city of Amsterdam by 3D printing urban furniture from plastic waste.