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Fairfood Friday #53
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Fairfood Friday #53

25 May 2012, 9:00
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Every Friday we round up the most interesting, inspiring or funny stories we came across while conducting research for our news stories. This week: Teabags Targeted For New Compost Scheme – The UK consumes an astonishing 165 million cups of tea every day. And where do the teabags end up?

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Teabags Targeted For New Compost Scheme
The UK consumes an astonishing 165 million cups of tea every day. And where do the teabags end up?

Sustainability Science
People don’t have to be like microbes in a Petri dish. In a Petri dish, microbes gobble up all the food available to them and grow fat while sinking under their own waste until – oops – they’re dead.

The Ray and the Coconut – Tracing Life on an Atoll
Research that illuminated a delicate ecological chain of birds, trees, soil, plankton and manta rays inspires contemplation of the unknown circles of life that may be disrupted by human activity.

Business Leaders Need Systemic Thinking for Sustainability
It is crucial for business leaders to change their ways and understand that they are working within a web of interdependent ecological and social systems.

Swapping Out Charcoal with Ethanol
This week, CleanStar Mozambique, a company formed by CleanStar Ventures and Novozymes, opened a biofuel plant to supply ethanol to the hundreds of thousands of households in Maputo, the Mozambican capital, that rely on charcoal for cooking.

Carnation Revolution
A long awaited pact comes into force; Columbia´s free-trade deal.

Will Solar Windows Transform Buildings to Energy Producers?
The vast amount of glass in skyscrapers and office buildings represents enormous potential for an emerging technology that turns windows into solar panels. But major questions remain as to whether solar windows can be sufficiently inexpensive and efficient to be widely adopted.

The Future We Want
We recognize that we can’t continue to consume our way to prosperity. Yet we have not embraced the obvious solution.

Dirkje Koene is a Copywriter for Fairfood International.

Image: Flооd (CC License)

 

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