500 billion plastic bags used each year 13 million tonnes of plastic leaked into the ocean each year 17 million barrels of oil used on plastic production each year 1 million plastic bottles bought every minute 100,000 marine animals killed by plastics each year 100 years for plastic to degrade
We always talk about sustainability: The Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable anything… The word is present in our daily life and at some point, people just nod and say “yeah sure “without actually thinking about it anymore. But have you ever asked yourself what the word “sustainable” actually means?
Learning from Ecuador to Address Global Problems Locally. Buen viviris a broad concept still under elaboration and represents a plurality of theoretical perspectives, practical realisations, and positions from a variety of actors including indigenous groups, social movements, intellectuals, and politicians. In its most general interpretation, it denotes and aims at
Three quick news from around the world. European Union- 28th of May The European Commission proposed a set of laws banning the single-use plastic products. The action is part of a broader plan to reduce the environmental impact of plastic and to safeguard the oceans. “Single-use plastics take five
Towards the development of a virtual model of sustainable and self-sufficient welfare society to transform the real world: a discussion rich of suggestions and ideas by César Emilio Valdivieso París, a Venezuelan professor, creator of the project “El Mundo Feliz del Futuro” and first commenter of our blog. As your
A world out of control, accelerated and overheated: an analysis of contemporary issues from migration to populism and some possible solutions by the anthropologist, professor at the University of Oslo and president of the EASA Thomas Hylland Eriksen. 1. “We are all in the same boat, divided by a shared
In March of 2018, the last male Northern White Rhino has been declared dead. These subspecies have been endangered and on the brink of extinction for about a decade now due to excessive poaching, since the rhino’s horn is in great demand specifically in Asian countries like Vietnam. With only