Looking for MORE SOLUTIONS?
 

Environment:

A UK supermarket chain is giving black plastic packaging the boot

Black plastic packaging is not recyclable in the UK, as it cannot be detected by the sorting systems used for plastic recycling. That’s why Lidl, a supermarket chain in the UK, has announced it will remove black plastic from its entire fruit and vegetable range by the end of the month. The move will save an estimated 50 tons of black plastic waste a year.

read more
  • The Guardian
  • Date:09/24/2018

Oregon breweries have launched America’s first refillable beer bottling system

In Oregon, seven breweries are now offering beer in returnable, refillable bottles. This is terrific news considering America currently ranks last when it comes to percentage of beer sold in refillable bottles. Reusing a bottle requires 93 percent less energy than making a new container, and every time the same bottle is used it cuts the carbon footprint of that bottle in half. Not to mention bottles taste much better than throw-away cans and have no BPA.

read more
  • Treehugger
  • Date:09/21/2018

Los Angeles is banning the sale of animal fur

Los Angeles is taking steps to become the largest US city to ban the sale of new fur products. Following the lead of San Francisco and two smaller California municipalities, Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to direct the city attorney to draft legislation banning the manufacture and sale of fur clothing and accessories.

read more
  • Date:09/21/2018

How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change

“Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30 percent over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions – attributed in large part to climate change. Chocolate, one of the most popular and widely consumed products in the world, comes from cocoa trees. These trees produce pods that contain beans which are harvested, fermented, dried and turned into cocoa powder or butter. They grow in the humid tropics where temperatures range from 20°C-35°C, annual rainfall is over 1200 mm and the dry season is less than two months long.

read more
  • Date:09/21/2018

Why your hate for wasps is uncalled for

If you're like most people, you probably appreciate bees while simultaneously hating wasps. A recent survey of people from all over the world found this to be a common trend, but scientists believe this view is unfair considering wasps are just as ecologically useful as bees. Wasps also pollinate flowers and kill pests that threaten the environment. To restore the wasps’ battered image, the researchers of the survey are suggesting a public relations campaign.

read more
  • BBC
  • Date:09/20/2018

Germany has started introducing hydrogen passenger trains to its railways

The world’s first hydrogen train is entering commercial service in Germany. Although hydrogen trains are more costly, these trains have a similar range to diesel trains but at a fraction of the emissions. Not to mention they’re much quieter than diesel trains. With Germany introducing hydrogen trains to its railways, it will be curious to see how quickly other countries follow suit.

read more
  • The Guardian
  • Date:09/19/2018

How mushrooms can help us build a greener planet

The real magic behind mushrooms is not their psychedelic properties. It’s the fact that they have special applications that can help us build a greener planet. From making biofuels to eating harmful plastics, here’s how mushrooms can help us solve some of Earth’s most pressing issues.

read more
  • The Guardian
  • Date:09/18/2018

Have a laugh with this year’s funniest animal photos

Watching animals play around and act silly can make any human being smile. For that reason, a duo of wildlife photographers created The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, which has been delivering hilarious animal photos for four years. From waltzing Komodo dragons to curious polar bears, get yourself an eyeful of some of the best photos from this year’s competition.

read more
  • National Geographic
  • Date:09/17/2018

The entire city of Paris will be car-free for a day

On October 16, it will be possible to walk from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to the Place de la Nation, roughly two hours away, and barely encounter a moving car. The entire city will be car-free for the day.

read more
  • Date:09/17/2018

Three ways China can make the New Silk Road sustainable

The emergence of China as an economic and political power in the past decade has made waves in the ocean of geo-economics and geopolitics, especially with the country’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), a recent ambitious infrastructure project along the ancient land and maritime Silk Road routes. Through the BRI, China aims to strengthen connections between Asia, Europe and Africa, and promote cross-border trade, economic integration and inclusive growth.

read more
  • Date:09/17/2018
Looks like there is nothing here yet. Click here to send us feedback.

You look familiar... :-)

Your email address is already registered with Optimist Daily!

Click here to log into Optimist Daily

Forgot your password? Click here!

 

Enjoy!
Optimistically yours,
The Optimist Team

Login
Close

You look familiar... :-)

Your PayPal id (please add the word "is") already running with (please add the word "an") active subscription!

Click here to log into Optimist Daily

Forgot your password? Click here!

 

Enjoy!
Optimistically yours,
The Optimist Team

logo

Login
Close

Something went wrong

Your payment has been declined by PayPal.

Please click here to try once again. .

or...

 

Click here to contact support

 

logo

Login
Close
Close

SIGN UP

TO GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF OPTIMISM

FIVE FREE ARTICLES EVERY WEEKDAY!

sharing sharing
Close

SIGN UP

TO GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF OPTIMISM

FIVE FREE ARTICLES EVERY WEEKDAY!

sharing sharing

Can't remember your password?
no problem!

Enter your email below and we will
send your instructions to reset your password.

Login
Close

Wonderful!

Before you jump into the website...

In a minute you should receive an email from
[email protected]

PLEASE CLICK on the link in the email to confirm
that you are ... well ... you and that it is okay to email you.
Smyle

P.S. You might want to "white list" the
[email protected]
email to make sure that you receive our emails in the future.

X