The Eco Experts Blog

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 16:48
“We’d like throwing away something that could be reused to become like drink-driving – something that responsible citizens just don’t do.” THOSE ARE the words of Cat Fletcher, a Freegle representative who I spoke to earlier this week. Relating something like household waste to...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 14:51
FRANCES AND Alex Hunt are a mother-and-son team involved in several energy efficiency and sustainability enterprises in the Brighton and Hove area. Together with a select team of specialists, they run: the Green Building Partnership, Bright Green Homes and Brighton and...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 09:16
London’s draughty, energy-wasting schools will undergo huge makeovers in order cut carbon emissions and save £32million. Currently, it is thought nearly 80% of the capital's carbon emissions come from buildings, including schools and a new retro-fitting programme hopes to stop...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 09:10
The Freegle premise is simple, don’t throw it away – give it away. Freegle encourages and connects people who are looking to give their unwanted goods a new home. People all over the country have used Freegle to search for an item, gratefully finding that someone just around...
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 11:04
PTOLEMY ELRINGTON has been making art from waste for the past twelve years, and has become well known for the Hubcap Creatures he sculpts in his workshop in Brighton. They are made from all kinds of waste material manipulated into shape, and have all kinds of interesting...
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 09:54
original image source The Guardian SITTING in a crowded room with a figure like Satish Kumar is a strange feeling. Not only is he the Editor in Chief of the excellent Resurgence publication but he is also, as you would probably expect, an inspirational character. Put simply,...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 09:53
RENEWABLE energy experts predict the cost of solar panels will drop a quarter by 2017. A key component of solar PV panels is crystalline-silicon and the Chinese manufactured product is likely to drop from 50 cents per watt in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 36 cents per watt by...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 09:45
A BRAND new solar fridge will help save India’s food industry billions of dollars. The SolerCool project will be used to transport and store valuable harvests previously would have been destroyed by the harsh Asian climate. Despite being the second largest food producer in the...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 13:39
TENS OF thousands of people die prematurely every year from pollution from Europe’s power stations. 300 of Europe’s largest coal power station are thought to have caused 22,300 premature deaths according to a study from Stuttgart University. The horrifying figure is estimated to...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 09:11
THE LATEST figures from the European Environment Agency (EEA) show EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 were 18.4% lower than 1990 levels. The 2011 emissions decrease was largely due to a milder winter in 2011 compared to 2010, which led to a lower demand for heating. However, it...