“Cities are brands too. They need to look at how they balance improving the planet, reducing costs, keeping an attractive lifestyle and healthy growth,” David Smart says.
The Government has been warned about the “devastating impact” the Covid-19 pandemic has had on broadcasting….
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the waste, plastic, and recycling industries. More recyclables are being disposed of in the traditional waste processes. This challenges the goals of sustainability while stressing the need for a systems-level approach.
Vilnius’ abundance of nature, old forests and picturesque hills make it one of the greenest capitals in Europe. But Vilnius is also going greener and becoming more sustainable, making it easier to preserve the environment and leave a smaller footprint. Even if you don’t think about it every day, the smallest of actions can make a difference. Try buying fresh produce from local farmers, shopping at bulk stores, raising your kids in an eco-friendly way, making friends with like-minded people, exchanging various household items and participating in clean-ups. To make it even easier, check out this list of great sustainable stores and environmental events in Vilnius.
Bulgaria-headquartered insect producer, Nasekomo, is looking to secure a niche function in the less capital intensive, upstream part of the insect protein value chain.
It has established a joint venture with French animal genetics experts, Groupe Grimaud, to create FlyGenetics, an alliance dedicated to increasing the performance of the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) as proficient transformers of waste biomass.
The JV will investigate different BSF strains, selecting those more efficient at converting several types of waste streams. “We will also look to shorten the life cycle of the BSF,” Xavier Marcenac, co-founder, Nasekomo, told us.
The Nasekomo team held discussions with Grimaud over 18 months on a potential collaboration. “We carried out some trials, the results of which were positive and led us to establish the JV.”
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Microsoft has published its annual sustainability report for 2021 [PDF], claiming to have reduced its own CO2 emissions by about 17 percent year-on-year, but with a bigger carbon footprint overall than it had last year, showing that “progress won’t always be linear”. In 2021, Microsoft generated 14.072 million metric tons of CO2e, by its own estimation. That’s up from 11.58 million metric tons of CO2e the year before – an overall 21.4 percent increase. Announcing the report, Microsoft president and vice chair Brad Smith said that the past year had provided the company with critical experience for its stated goal of becoming carbon negative by 2030.