Today’s Solutions: August 13, 2022

This composting technique turns food waste into fertilizer in just 24 hours

Compost with composted earth
Composting organic waste is a great way to prevent it from ending up in landfills and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas a lot more potent than CO2. The problem, however, is that in conventional composting ... Read More

How one neighborhood used gamification to reduce traffic emissions

Group of cyclists on a London street
Green transportation methods like walking, biking, and taking public transportation reduces carbon emissions and improve air quality for residents, but encouraging people to choose these options over personal vehicles is a challenge. One neighborhood in ... Read More

Turning waste into musical instruments for disadvantaged youths

Orchestra member playing on violin made out of recycled soda cans
In Spain, a creative social project aims to improve the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds through music, education, and recycling. The initiative, called Music for Recycling, involves an inventive orchestra that brings together youths ... Read More

This highway was made from recycled diapers

New recycled plastics can upgrade roads and held curb plastic waste
Recycling plastic to create a new purpose for it is nothing new. Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve previously shared how innovators have reused this material to create blocks for building, a sleek chair, and ... Read More

Love bees but need to relocate a hive? Here’s how to do it sustainably

Honeycomb and bee or Apis florea on moringa tree and blur green leaves background.
If you are a longtime reader of The Optimist Daily, you’ll know that our team loves bees (and other pollinators). We've published many stories on why bees are critical to our world’s ecosystem and to ... Read More