Are Humans the Next Dinosaurs?

  Human activity leaves unthinkable imprint on the natural environment. Deforestation, air pollution, climate change and rising ocean level are only some of the examples of the current condition of our nature. But how longer will the planet bear with the widely spread careless attitude that humans demonstrate? And what will the future bring? The…

Beware of what you wear

The fashion industry is one of the biggest industries in the world, which makes it both very bad and very good. Bad, because its negative impact on the society and environment is tremendous. For instance, the apparel industry is considered to be the second largest industrial polluter in the world. But, looking at the brighter…

Coal mines – behind the times?

Nowadays, many countries are moving closer to the use of more sustainable resources in the process of energy production. As an example, 48% of 2000 surveyed people from UK  perceive the use of windfarms as most appealing, while only 5% would say the same about coal mines. However, are the non-renewable sources of energy that…

An exotic example

Is it realistic that, until 2100, a global warming of less than 2 degrees Celsius will be registered? Unfortunately, the answer is not encouraging. According to the Nature journal, there is a chance of less than 5% that the global warning level will be kept below 2 degrees Celsius in the period mentioned, the main…

Creating Shared Value

Creating a shared value means to obtain a dual economic success both, for companies and for their related stakeholders. Shared value is a lifeblood aim for any modern company. This is mainly due to the fact that corporations are strictly dependent on their social referred group and can survive in the market only thanks to…

Don’t WASTE Your Time

“Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.” International Alliance of Zero Waste, 2009[1] No waste, no environmental pollution, happy turtles, consume with good…

The Industrial Revolution: Inducing the Human Overgrowth

Centuries prior the Industrial Revolution, life for the common man was a challenging endeavour. One would endure hard labour to sustain oneself and their family. Without the advanced technological and medical aid, we as a population enjoy, a common cold for us could be a deadly struggle for mankind prior the population boom.  The average…

Zero Waste Life- Let’s Go Litterless

What is waste if not a portrayal of errors in resource allocation and an indication of inefficiency in the modern society we live in? In order to understand the development of the Zero Waste concept, we need to look back and determine when consumption and inefficient disposal of litter started to negatively impact the environment….

Our Land, Our Home

  In 1848, German botanist Matthias Schleiden discussed the destructive manner in which humanity affected the planet’s resources, stating that, “Behind him, he [man] leaves the Desert, a deformed and ruined land and is guilty of the thoughtless squandering of vegetable treasures here again in selfish pursuit of profit…[man] begins anew the work of destruction.”…