UK’s Co-op to ditch single-use plastic bags for biodegradable bags

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A popular supermarket chain in the UK is taking a step towards bettering the environment by putting a stop to plastic waste. Co-op just announced plans to use compostable carrier bags that double as biodegradable waste bags in all of its stores. The new bags will replace the old plastic carriers, which were only single-use and non-biodegradable.

Co-op is introducing the eco-friendly bags over the next few weeks. Stores in England, Wales and Scotland will receive the bags first, followed by outlets… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This zero-emissions flying water car lets you ditch traffic and sail to work

Ever been stuck in traffic and wished you had a floating car you could just drive off into the water? Then check this out: The Bubble is an electric water taxi that can get you out of rush hour and onto the water. The car, made by French company SeaBubbles, is silent, has zero emissions and creates no waves as it glides through the water.

SeaBubbles wants to change transportation by lowering emissions and making your commute quicker. According to the company, ditching roads and taking to the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These 8 amazing van conversions will inspire you to ditch the grid for the nomadic life

Maybe it’s the spring weather, but hitting the road suddenly seems like a more appealing idea than ever. These 8 van conversions (many of which were crafted by DIYers with little experience and lots of creativity, persistence, and wanderlust) will motivate you to give the mobile life a try.ihrihgirh View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building