The year is streaming past already – it’s February next week – and we are in full projects mode here at SIFT with a new set of potential new project applications already! But, to have a breather this weekend here are our Friday Favourites (lots this week):
- New research from Victoria University shows that homeowners are still reluctant to make more eco changes to their houses says Celsias.
- A low income house made from recycled materials from Inhabitat.
- A printer that uses disappearing ink so you can reuse paper – too cool! From Re-Nest.
- For all those surfing dudes and dudettes in American a company called Rerip are keeping old surfboards (made from toxic materials like polyurethane and polystyrene) from going to landfill.
- The Age, Australia, recently reported that Australians waste AUD$7.8 billion of food per year. Now that’s an incredible waste and an inefficient use of the Earth’s resources.
- American ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s are going to convert icecream waste into energy.
- University of East Anglia scientists Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson have just released a book about the need to recycled everything, Revolutions that Made the Earth. This will be added to the SIFT library when it comes out.
- Levis has started a campaign to raise awareness around the waste associated with the production of its jeans especially the amount of water that is used. More here from Good USA.
- Need to know how to make something yourself? Try Instructables.
- Another leader from the next generation – Jonathon Lee (via Minimonos).
- Landis Carey, a writer from Re-Nest, is making changes to live a life with less, step by step each week. Check it out here.
- And finally, the Beehive announced another project to be funded by the Waste Minimisation Fund (Ministry for the Environment) – $200,000 to go towards a mussel shell recycling business in the Nelson/Marlborough area to turn the waste mussell shells into viable feedstock (mostly calcium). More here.
Have a great waste free weekend.