Did you know that styrene naturally occurs in foods like strawberries and cinnamon? It’s only when it’s combined with other chemicals to create packaging and foam insulation to protect fragile items in transit does it become polystyrene — that white, staticky, and virtually … [Read more...] about This innovative plant proves that polystyrene isn’t impossible to recycle after all
A couple of months ago, we wrote about a remarkable online “fish doorbell” or visdeurbel that allows spawning fish to swim through the canals of Utrecht in the Netherlands unobstructed by the Weerdsluis lock. The system is comprised of an internet-connected underwater camera … [Read more...] about Update: Holland’s fish doorbell is a worldwide hit!
3D printing has gained popularity as scientists, engineers, architects, and innovators discover more ways that we can use this technology to make housing more equitable and sustainable. Now, as reported by The Guardian, a Dutch couple has become the tenants of Europe's first … [Read more...] about Dutch couple moves into Europe’s first fully 3D-printed home
Last week, the Netherlands held a bee-counting event in which more than 11,000 volunteers from across the country participated. The volunteers spent 30 minutes recording the various types of bees visiting their gardens with the help of a list of the most common bees present in … [Read more...] about This Dutch pollinator strategy protects bees across the country
In the past year, many of us have spent an unprecedented amount of time at home, which means that a lot of our day-to-day tasks have moved from real-life interactions to online platforms. In some ways, this has been a wonderful break for the environment, but on the other hand, … [Read more...] about The Netherlands launches plan to ban carbon-emitting delivery vehicles