The new campaign from PETA released yesterday brings Lea Michelle “Gleen” as the star of the movement against horse drawn carriages, Buck Cruelty. These attractions aren’t good for public or animal safety, and have resulted in both people and horses getting injured.
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China Daily has published today that a man from Changjiang, Hainan province, has been hospitalized after more than a hundred bees stung him. The farmer Chen was chopping a tree when the eco-friendly bees attacked the man. It’s real: nature is becoming against us.
The english designer James Reynolds has created alternative packaging for supermarket produce. The smart tags has the distances that foods travel from and the resultant carbon dioxide released during the journey. The receipt features a boarding card style tear-off strip.
Plup is a Finnish independent company which donates 0,10 euros from each PLUP bottle sold, directly to the Baltic Sea Action Group. These donated funds are used in full for cleaning up the Baltic Sea. The bottles holds 400 ml (a pint, basically) also, they’re made from modified PET, a highly recyclable plastic. You can watch their videos here.
According to LSN Global, treetops bedrooms is the newest trend when it comes to hospitality. Popping up in rainforests around the world, a new host of tree houses takes hotel stays into the wild and places guests right next to nature, against forest backdrops. More than just wooden platforms, these treetop destinations offer all the luxuries associated with a guestroom at a premium retreat. The Tsala Treetop Lodge is tucked into the canopy of an indigenous forest in South Africa.
The restaurant uses ingredients from Tsala’s kitchen gardens, and the resort works closely with local communities and charities to ensure the future of the reserve’s biodiversity. Tsala is also working towards becoming totally carbon neutral.
TapIt is a New York’s community program that enables people to refill their water bottles at participating cafés, completely free of charge. TapIt aims to help people stay healthy and hydrated without relying on single-use plastic bottles. Any restaurant or café with a soda dispenser or tap that gives clean drinking water can sign up as a partner. Thirsty consumers can find taps online or via TapIt’s iPhone app, and are provided with information on the type of water that’s available, telling discerning customers whether the water’s filtered or non-filtered, room temperature or chilled.
In Tokyo, the brand Filt avoids polution by re-using cooking oil to make local candles. They call themselves as ultra-local, actually. The reason is that their raw material comes from Chubby caferia that’s happy to hand over its used cooking oil to Filt, which carefully filters the oil to remove odors and sediment. After adding pigments and a vanilla scent, the filtered oil is poured into glass jars that the company collects from local recycling bins.
Candle’s prices are between JPY 2,000–3,600 (USD 20–36) and it’s easy to find and buy in boutiques and at Chubby, which also uses the candles on its own tables.