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Plastic, plastic everywhere—on the beach and polluting the air. Plastic bottles and other plastic products find their way into the environment and are detrimental to us as well as wildlife. An alternative to a plastic water bottle is a BPA-free bottle that can be reused multiple times and will not pollute our planet.
The Importance of Reusable Water Bottles
To highlight the importance of these reusable water bottles, we created an infographic that discusses the negative impacts of plastic water bottles. By compiling these facts and statistics everyone can better understand how vital it is to find an alternative to plastics.
Cut Down on Pollution
Enjoy reading this infographic and be sure to share it with friends and family members that rely on plastic water bottles. By doing so and cutting down on your own usage, you can help reduce the amount of bottles that pollute the air, waterways, and roadways.
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BCN Design Week 2013 from 11 to 21 June, the annual meeting in the sphere of design and companies organized by BCD Barcelona Design Centre, an international event which brings together professionals, companies and organizations from any sector which have knowledge and creativity as their driving force.
State Liberals have launched a push ahead of the election to sell the public broadcasters, arguing the funds raised should be used to pay off government debt.
If you don't want to have only commercial TV please vote and read more about it here
20 May 2013
There's no denying that 3D printing has moved beyond the laboratory and into the mainstream. We've seen 3D printed body parts, electronics, and toys. Although the technology has quickly become quite sophisticated, the materials used in 3D printers have been slow to catch up.
Though the idea of print-you-own has big green implications, there's nothing earth-friendly about an uptick in plastic junk floating around the planet. That's why we're so excited about the work of Emerging Objects, a two-architect outfit that teaches 3D printing in Berkeley. Founders Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello are working to move the trend away from plastic and toward far more sustainable materials like wood, salt, and clay.
Read more on Treehugger
While the WA Government announced last week it was increasing household fees to manage "the state's finances in difficult times", in 2011-12 it handed $61,829 for an "innovative drilling" program, to Mr Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group, which is worth about $10.74 billion.
And though the Government has been demanding "efficiency" cuts from its agencies for the past four years, it gave a further $38,551 from the same program to Hancock Prospecting, whose boss, Mrs Rinehart, was last year reported as earning about $600 a second.
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Local West Aussie film-maker Richard Todd has just released the first in a series of video exposes about the shale gas industry in the US.
"In eight years, they destroyed four generations worth of work. That's the cold, hard facts" -Brett Corsentino, dairy farmer
Local fracking action groups are popping up everywhere!
Groups from Geraldton to Dongara to Eneabba to Perth have been hosting film & info nights, holding stalls at markets, writing to media & politicians and much more...
FRACK FREE" signs are all over the state... check out more here
And watch this "Undermined" 60 Minutes Australia There is nothing you can do to stop the gas companies to build a gas well on your property.... Coalseam gas in Queensland and Western Australia.
In particular, $61.9M in increased work performance and a whopping $13.8B saved through combating inactivity.
Riding to work is a great way to fit it in to your lifestyle!
10 May 2013
TreeHugger! Think “green” and submit an eco-friendly Instructable that uses sustainable materials or is energy efficient by design.
Entry closes 17 June, so ideal timing for my Sustainable Design students at both Curtin University and Central Institute of Technology!
More info here