Today’s Solutions: April 19, 2024

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Heineken is saying goodbye to

Heineken is saying goodbye to plastic beer holders and shrink wraps 

The premium beer seller, Heineken, has officially announced it will replace plastic ring-holders and shrinkwrap from its products in all UK facilities. By replacing the old plastic holders with a recycled cardboard holder, the company hopes to remove 500 tonnes of plastic from the packaging by Read More...

Algae is going mainstream as K

Algae is going mainstream as Kanye West unveils algae-based sneakers

We can already imagine some of our readers facepalming after reading this headline, but the fact of the matter is nothing spreads faster than when an “influencer” bringing it to the mainstream. That’s why it’s awesome that Kanye West unveiled a new shoe prototype from his Yeezy fashion Read More...

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How a neighborhood dedicated to farming sprung up in inner-city Detroit

Have you ever heard of an agrihood? Unlike urban farms and gardens, agrihoods are entire neighborhoods dedicated to agriculture. Nationwide, there are about 90 of these agrihoods, with most of them being home to affluent millennials looking for close proximity to fresh and “clean” foods. But Read More...

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Could fake rhino horns help stop the poaching of endangered rhinos?

Despite stronger anti-poaching teams and bans on the trade of rhino horn, this illegal business still continues to this day. In search of a new way to protect endangered rhinos from poaching, scientists have found a way to make a fake rhino horn that looks and feels just like the real one using Read More...

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This fabric is made from an abundantly growing cactus in Mexico

There are so many fashion brands on the market making gorgeous vegan leather goods that are totally animal-free — but most of those brands use plastic-derived materials to achieve the look. However, a new brand out of Mexico, called Desserto, is shaking things up by turning nopal cactus leaves Read More...

Bravo! Italy becomes first cou

Bravo! Italy becomes first country to mandate climate change education in school

As much as climate change is a threat to us, it’s an even bigger threat to our children. That’s why it’s a bit shocking that no country has made courses on climate change a mandatory part of the education curriculum. That is, until now. This week, Italy announced that it will become the Read More...

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Amsterdam is pushing hard to become a car-free city

Aside from its beautiful canals and delicious Stroopwafels, Amsterdam is perhaps most famous for the masses of bikes that voyage through the city. To make life easier for bikers and pedestrians, Amsterdam has been instituting policies towards its ultimate goal of becoming a car-free city. In Read More...

Teenager finds low-tech soluti

Teenager finds low-tech solutions to blindspot problem in cars

As every cyclist knows, the blind spots of the rear-view window of a car can be extremely dangerous. Although companies are working on various high-tech solutions for this problem, a 14-year-old from Pennsylvania has taken a more low-tech approach to create an ingenious fix for the issue. Alaina Read More...

Microsoft experiment shows the

Microsoft experiment shows the end may be near for the 40 hour work week

Research into human productivity has led many small companies to adopt revolutionary 4 day work weeks. Lately, Microsoft has been testing out the theory on a massive corporate scale. In an initiative called, "Work Life Choice Challenge", Microsoft employees in Japan were given Fridays off for the Read More...

Dogs are helping conservationi

Dogs are helping conservationists preserve endangered species

Dogs and their sensitive noses are known for finding people during search and rescue efforts, sniffing out drugs and even diseases like cancer. Something they're lesser known for is their ability to act as a radar for finding endangered animals. To do that, dogs are being trained to identify the Read More...