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sustainable development

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First, let’s dispel doubts and misconceptions – when it comes to disposable packaging, none of the title materials is fully sustainable. Let us stress it again, to be sure: neither is completely environmentally friendly.

11 August 2020

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Water safety is one of the main socio-ecological topics that we have recently touched upon in public debate. A “healthy” water circulation in the environment is a key issue for the life of humans and other animals – especially in a changing climate, interwoven with extreme weather phenomena.

11 August 2020

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The most important thing we must do in the fight for a more sustainable economy is to change the perspective. We can no longer treat the Earth as a bottomless resource mine, sewage treatment plant or landfill.

1 July 2020

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The problem with plastic, mainly produced by international businesses in hundereds of tons a year, and to which we are consumers, can no longer be swept under the carpet (in this case, rather scattered on the surface of the Earth).

16 June 2020

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Hempcrete (hemp + concrete) is an ecological building material – not so much innovative and new, but today needed more than ever before. In the 21st century, every industry is looking (or at least should) for solutions that are as environmentally friendly as possible.

16 June 2020

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Innovations in agriculture a must today. Keeping it in its current form threatens both biodiversity on Earth and, as a result, ourselves. Of course, there is no single perfect solution to the problems of growing and distributing food (and one should always start by reducing unreflective consumerism).

15 June 2020

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The rapid development of wireless data transmission services, powered by mobile internet and smart devices, intensified searching for more efficient technology.

15 May 2020

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Intensive development of artificial intelligence undoubtedly raises numerous ethical qestions. It also raises concerns about the autonomy of human individuals, concerns about the integrity of politicians towards citizens, and even about the future of democracy (not to mention apocalyptic visions).

15 May 2020

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Our food production and distribution systems look disastrous nowadays. Excessive use of pesticides, fertilizers, soil sterilization and monocultural crops have a huge impact on natural ecosystems and biodiversity on Earth.

14 May 2020

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Polluted air is the basis of many respiratory diseases and worsening of the well-being. We’re not talking only about smog here – some chemical compounds, allergic plant pollen, mold spores or simply dust may hinder everyday functioning.

29 April 2020

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Air transport and fossil fuels burned for its needs are a big ecological problem. The production and utilization of aircraft itself takes place with huge environmental cost. However, it’s very unlikely that we will entirely give up sky travels out of concern for the environment.

16 March 2020

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The unquestioned problem with plastic, which we got into in the 21st century, forces entrepreneurs to look for alternative solutions. Of course, the easiest way is simply to refrain from using synthetic disposables.

16 March 2020

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Depending on the source, it is estimated that 55-85% of all people on Earth live in urban areas [1]. Both the population and migration to cities are growing almost exponentially. No wonder – life in the city is simply comfortable.

13 February 2020

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Composting have become full of unfavorable myths over the years. It is believed to be difficult, time consuming, stinking, dirty and vermin attractive. Besides, not everyone can afford it – after all, you must have at least a house with a garden, right?

14 January 2020

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Single-use items are the bane of modernity. Cutlery, plates, straws, plastic food containers and take-out coffee cups. The latter is a special problem, because in most cases they are not even recyclable.

13 January 2020

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We have a growing problem with access to fresh water. We use billions of liters for both industrial and private purposes. Unsustainable management of this valuable resource often leads to drought and lasting changes in ecosystems.

14 December 2019

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Nearly ¾ of the Earth’s surface is water. Still, over 2 billion people worldwide suffer from water scarcity and thirst. All because only 2.5% of the available water resources is drinking water.

14 December 2019

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The menace of the modern world and a huge ecological threat at the same time, is undoubtedly plastic pollution. Some even believe that plastics form a new geological layer that can be used to describe the era of human rule on Earth – the Anthropocene.

14 December 2019

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Along with environmental pollution, intensification of agriculture and changes in eating habits, it’s increasingly difficult for us to provide the body with valuable nutrients in the right amounts.

11 December 2019

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Environmental degradation associated with animal agriculture is becoming more and more visible and obvious. Food production and distribution system requires profound changes and it seems that – unfortunately very slowly, but – we are beginning to realize it.

11 December 2019

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Every year, more and more cities declare their willingness to protect and naturally nurture urban biodiversity. In the autumn-winter period, fallen leaves are one of the key issues of urban ecology. To rake or not to rake?

19 November 2019

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In autumn, when the ground begins to be covered with a layer of fallen leaves, we need to find a happy medium between aesthetics and ecology.

15 November 2019

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Syngas, produced mainly from fossil fuels and biomass, is an important raw material in industry. Some see it as a chance to replace highly emissive fossil fuels. It’s believed to effectively fuel important production processes and internal combustion engines.

13 November 2019

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Scientists around the world, including the ones in Max Planck Institute, have been working on a revolutionary device for producing energy for several decades now. Specially optimized nuclear reactors will produce the so-called fusion power.

13 November 2019

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Cannabis, alongside bamboo, is considered plant of the future. Growing it isn’t very demanding, and every part of the plant can be industrially used.

12 November 2019

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Today, no one has the illusion that leaving fossil fuel cars behind is inevitable. Further ignorance of carbon dioxide emissions and damage it causes to the planet (including us) is out of the question.

15 October 2019

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Electric cars (and vehicles in general) have become an icon of sustainable development and the so-called “green economy”. Still, many people claim that these types of solutions have little in common with ecology.

15 October 2019

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As the awareness of the climate crisis dangers increases, so does the demand for sustainable energy. Generating it using renewable sources, available without digging, burning and high emissions, is therefore the foundation of a modern economy.

15 October 2019

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It seems that interest in ecology and the fate of our planet has reached Hollywood for good. Movie stars and celebrities are increasingly willing to rise their voice (and money) on matters of urgency, really important for people, other animals and the environment.

18 September 2019

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Eco sex toys? Really? Well, ecology is hardly the first thing we think about when buying erotic accessories. But why?

17 September 2019

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While drinking morning coffee, hardly anyone wonders what path it had to travel to reach our homes, cafes and workplaces. However, if we want to live ethically and limit the negative impact on the planet – it is worth devoting a moment to this issue.

20 August 2019

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One of the biggest failures of our modern civilization is irresponsible consumerism. We produce too much, buy too much and waste too much – especially when it comes to food. Annually, in Europe alone, around 88 million tonnes of food are thrown away.

15 August 2019

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People interested in ecological solutions or following eco innovations on the market, have probably already heard about BIOTREM products. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, it’s time you learn about this Polish company.

15 August 2019

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Annuallny, about 1/3 of food produced worldwide end up in thrash. It is, exactly, 1.3 billion tons of food [1]. We throw away about 40-50% of vegetables and fruits, 35% of fish, 30% of cereals and 20% of oilseeds, meat and dairy products that reach the market.

15 August 2019

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At the beginning of this year, a group of scientists from Norway and Switzerland, published an article [1] in which they presented a rather unusual idea for the use of renewable energy.

18 July 2019

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The times when alarming reports of a climate catastrophe were perceived as a suspicious conspiracy theory, have gone forever. If we want to ensure the prosperity of ourselves, future generations and other inhabitants of our planet, we can no longer ignore key scientific facts.

17 July 2019

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What brought us and the planet to the brink of climate disaster (and ecological in general) is, to a great extent, irresponsible consumerism. That is why, among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, goal 12 has been set: to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

17 July 2019

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Today, cities are by far the largest and most important habitats of people. It is predicted that the trend of population inflow to urban agglomerations will grow each year. That is why it is so important that cities develop in a sustainable way, friendly both to people and nature.

17 July 2019

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One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals according to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 is to ‘ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy’.

17 July 2019

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World water supplies, according to UN, are enough to provide equal access to all people. Unfortunately, due to poor economy or poor infrastructure (or climate disaster), millions of people die every year of diseases related to inadequate water supply and poor sanitation.

3 July 2019

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Easily accessible and widely used methods of fighting pests are not only harmful to the environment, but also doubtful from an ethical perspective. Rodenticides contribute to the mortality of non-target animals (often protected species), and in rodents themselves cause agony lasting for several days.

3 July 2019

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What comes to your mind when you hear the term ‘pests’? Starlings? Rats? Snails? Potato beetles, moths, aphids? Depending on the perspective, probably something different to each of you.

24 June 2019

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If the future is to be pro-ecological – it must offer solutions suitable for the 21st century. Let’s be honest, fruit bags made of drapes are a great initiative, but they are rather unlikely to gain popularity on a large scale.

24 June 2019

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The world is changing. We have no doubts about it when we hear about such innovative and necessary ideas like the one SEEDiA came up with. Its creators decided not to hesitate any longer and address the needs of the market driven by increasing ecological awareness.

24 June 2019

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On September 25th, 2015, at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, at the summit of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, it was finally decided to stop the stagnation.

21 May 2019

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The cultivation on African oil palm, or Elaeis guineensis to be precise, arised lots of controversies in the last few years. Rightly so – on the one hand, it drives local economy while on the second it devastates ecosystems and exploit people.

20 May 2019

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I think most of us will agree that mass production of palm oil is the ecological disaster of our times. Fortunately, there are creative people who still have not lost their enthusiasm and are trying to change people’s habits for the better.

20 May 2019

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Plants have always fascinated us and will undoubtedly continue to do so. All the more so if we can make use of them. Cannabis is, beyond doubt, a perfect example of both extraordinary and useful plant.

7 March 2019

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