Illegal ivory trade continues to thrive in Europe

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International rights group Avaaz says the illegal ivory trade is still alive and well in Europe, after they purchased 109 illegal items across ten nations. The items were taken off the streets by the activist group funded by public donations.

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During their four-month investigation, the non-profit was able to successfully purchase ivory items in ten European nations, including Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom. Their authenticity and age were… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This floating park in Rotterdam is made from recycled plastic waste

Over 1,000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined for the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam. On July 4, 2018, Recycled Park opened their first phase to the public: a floating park made entirely of recycled waste.

According to a report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, over 1,000 cubic meters of plastic is transported every year down the Meuse River and into the North Sea. The plastics come from landfills, agriculture, sewage and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building