NorthLadder, a UAE-based second-hand online marketplace for electronics has recently announced long-term partnerships with key retailers across the UAE including select Carrefour and Lulu Hypermarkets and electronic retailers including EMAX, Jumbo Electronics, Ecity, MDS, Istyle, Samsung Brand Shops operated by Jacky’s Retail LLC and Harman House, to support the rising number of people trading in their devices. Reports in the UAE suggest trade in volumes across leading electronics retailers have quadrupled. To support this surge, NorthLadder said it has partnered with leading retailers to offer its innovative technology, trusted network and secure auction platform. To facilitate the trade in process, the company has launched white labelled apps for each retailer. Through the apps, consumers will be encouraged to explore and purchase device upgrades.
Fertilizer is fundamental to agriculture and key to feeding the world population. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are often the focus—what agronomists call crop nutrients. Yet fertilizer use can have unintended effects on soil ecosystems, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions.
One way members of the military and patriots are showcasing their commitment to sustainability and going green is with solar flagpole lights.
Slovakia banned single-use plastics as of 2021 on Wednesday, joining the European Union (EU) fight to reduce marine pollution.
The Congo Basin is the world’s second largest rainforest after the famous Amazon, and a large amount of it is uninterrupted. However, in recent years, human activity has increasingly become a threat to this incredibly diverse ecosystem. From excessive logging to encroachment, governments in the Congo region have realized it is time to form a plan to protect this important forest. In the latest edition of Central African Forests Forever, author Meindert Brouwer takes on these challenges and proposes various ways to deal with them. The book was presented at the global United Nation’s conference on protecting biodiversity in Kunming, China last month. FSC is featured as one of the means through which the government of Gabon is acting to protect the Congo Basin forest. This includes an interview with Lee White, Minister of Forests of Gabon, about the country’s unprecedented transition to FSC-certfied sustainable forest management in an effort to push back illegal and destructive logging. FSC can be a strong tool for governments to protect forests, and if successful, this example set by Gabon can change forestry in the Congo Basin and worldwide.