Brazil bar owner Celio de Oliveira lives in a house built from thousands of empty plastic bottles.
Light switches are made from bottle tops. He started collecting thrown away bottles in a bid to clear a nearby beach.
A 1.2 km stretch road was built near Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu using plastic waste blended with bitumen and rock aggregate.
Plastic improves bonding and makes the roads survive the monsoons better. Now if only the rest of the country adapted this, it would kill two birds with one stone.
$1.2 billion has been cleared to make a “pollution-free” hydrogen powered “freedom car”.
However up to 90% of all its hydrogen will be refined from the burning of fossil fuels. So much for freedom from pollution!
Australian researchers took genes from the world’s most renowned cow families to produce “supercows”, with potential milk yields thrice the national average.
"A more efficient cow is also a more environmentally friendly cow — that is, less land for more milk," said a researcher.
Red, green & yellow could soon denote noise pollution levels.
Noise-labelling of consumer goods is likely to come into effect in India in 2004, in a move to promote a quieter environment.
Nearly 50% of US antibiotics are given to animals, not people.
Antibiotics in animals lead to more powerful disease germs, so this practice may breed a dangerous “supergerm”.