KNOxOUT, the mural in Warsaw that absorbs as much pollution as 780 Trees

Who would have though that simply painting a mural on the side of a regular building would have the same pollution-cleaning effect as planting 780 trees? Organized by the sportswear company Converse as part of their City-Forests campaign, the latest mural in Warsaw, Poland, is not only an aesthetically pleasing artwork, but also an ingenious way to tackle a hot-topic as urban pollution. Painted using photocatalytic paint with titanium dioxide, on a building that faces the busy metro station Politechnika, the ingenious mural reportedly attracts airborne pollutants before converting them…

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Coronavirus: ESA shows the recovery of pollution in China

On March 5, NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) satellites showed a drastic reduction in air pollution in China, the precursor country of the Coronavirus pandemic. Carbon dioxide levels had fallen due to the total blockade of the social and economic world, not only limited to the epicenter of the epidemic but extended to various centers in the country. It was perhaps the only positive consequence of this pandemic, but unfortunately it did not last long. Below, the carbon dioxide pollution in early March: The new images of the Copernicus…

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In Japan Nestlé replaces the KitKat’s plastic packaging with paper to make origami cranes

Companies across myriad industries are pledging to make their products—and packaging—more sustainable. The abandonment of plastic by large multinationals is a growing trend, starting with LEGO, which is replacing that of its bricks up to Adidas, which makes soles with recycled plastic, or Mc Donald, which no longer distributes straws to all consumers. Another such company is the food and drink giant Nestlé, the largest in Europe, which announced in January that it had committed to exclusively issue 100% recyclable packaging for all its candy by 2025. As part of…

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