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Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes

Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Deep learning has a terrible carbon footprint.
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Plastic straws, stirrers and q-tips to be banned in England starting April 2020

Plastic straws, stirrers and q-tips to be banned in England starting April 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic straws, stirrers and q-tips will be banned in England starting in April of 2020, the government confirmed Wednesday.
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Brookfield's Loop partnership offers residents reusable containers for Clorox, Tide, Tropicana and Häagen Dazs, other household items

Brookfield's Loop partnership offers residents reusable containers for Clorox, Tide, Tropicana and Häagen Dazs, other household items | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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Beverage Giants Bank on Packaging-Free Bottle Filling Stations

Beverage Giants Bank on Packaging-Free Bottle Filling Stations | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Beverage giants are developing high-tech water refill stations that invite customers to refill their own bottles for free, with the option to purchase flavors and carbonation for small fees.
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Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment | Environment | The Guardian

Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
From now, house style guide recommends terms such as ‘climate crisis’ and ‘global heating’
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Italian island of Capri bans single-use plastics

Italian island of Capri bans single-use plastics | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
But there's a strange loophole for biodegradable plastics, which we know aren't much better.
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solar hits 2 million installations, will double in four years - Reuters

solar hits 2 million installations, will double in four years - Reuters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There are now more than 2 million solar installations in the United States, a milestone reached just three years after hitting the 1 million mark, an industry trade group said on Thursday.
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Lil Dicky - Earth (Official Music Video)

For more information on how to save the Earth go to https://welovetheearth.org To purchase or stream Earth go to https://LilDicky.lnk.to/Earth "Earth" Song
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'If it ends up in a landfill, we haven't done our job right': Inside Adidas' sustainability ambitions –

'If it ends up in a landfill, we haven't done our job right': Inside Adidas' sustainability ambitions – | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Adidas is looking to make sustainability a more “holistic” part of the brand’s overall strategy, instead of just being sequestered to a few lines.
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A small YouTube design change could drastically cut its CO2 emissions

A small YouTube design change could drastically cut its CO2 emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A simple tweak to YouTube could reduce its annual carbon footprint by an amount equivalent to the footprint of 30,000 UK homes
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Maine becomes the first state to ban styrofoam

Maine becomes the first state to ban styrofoam | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Food containers made of Styrofoam, also known as polystyrene, will be officially banned from businesses in Maine after governor Janet Mills signed a bill into law Tuesday.
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This Artist Transforms Ocean Plastics Into Stunning Sculptures

This Artist Transforms Ocean Plastics Into Stunning Sculptures | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
They'll make you rethink the things you throw away.
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Big Buildings Hurt the Climate. New York City Hopes to Change That. - The New York Times

Big Buildings Hurt the Climate. New York City Hopes to Change That. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To fight climate change, the city is forcing the buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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France Moves To Ban The Destruction Of Unsold Luxury Goods In Favor Of Recycling

France Moves To Ban The Destruction Of Unsold Luxury Goods In Favor Of Recycling | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The French government announced an end to the destruction of unsold non-food stock earlier this week, calling time on a practice that is common in the luxury retail sector. More than $730 million of returns and unsold inventory are routinely destroyed in an effort to maintain label exclusivity.
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13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why.

13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To avoid the worst risks of climate change, we need climate legislation that can harness the power of the whole economy to drive down emissions.
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Hudson River Park aims to curtail use of plastic items | abc7ny.com

Hudson River Park is going even greener - with a new initiative aimed at curtailing single-use plastic items.
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Turning one greenhouse gas into another could combat climate change

Turning one greenhouse gas into another could combat climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study finds that removing methane from the atmosphere, and converting it into carbon dioxide, could combat global warming.
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Tiny East Timor to become world's first plastic-neutral ...

Tiny East Timor to become world's first plastic-neutral ... | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
East Timor generates about 70 tonnes of plastic waste each day, most of which is collected from beaches and urban areas, then burned in the open
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These flexible solar cells bring us closer to kicking the fossil-fuel habit

These flexible solar cells bring us closer to kicking the fossil-fuel habit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Perovskite solar panels can be produced in rolls by coating liquid on to plastic, like printing newspapers
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Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled

Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An engineer explains why recycling is busted in America.
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Scientists Say They've Cooked Up an Endlessly Recyclable Plastic

Scientists Say They've Cooked Up an Endlessly Recyclable Plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastics aren’t recycled nearly as much as we’d like them to be, but a team from Berkeley Lab has developed a method to hopefully make that process easier. In a recently published study, these researches describe a new type of plastic that can be broken down at the molecular level to create new plastic without any deterioration in quality. The goal is to improve the recycling process so that fewer plastics end up in landfills or oceans.
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A futuristic plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines

A futuristic plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The proposal would transform air-conditioning units into machines that capture carbon dioxide and transform it into fuel.The context: Air-conditioning units are energy intensive, causing emissions that contribute to rising global temperatures (which then, ironically, cause more people to buy AC units).
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Chipotle marks sustainability goals with innovative ‘glove story’

Chipotle marks sustainability goals with innovative ‘glove story’ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Food-safety gloves are upcycled into trash bags to reduce waste
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Hawaii Lawmakers Look To Protect Coastline From Climate Change

Hawaii Lawmakers Look To Protect Coastline From Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The push comes as Waikiki Beach faces frequent flooding thanks to climate change's rising sea levels.
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