Wanna help yourself and the planet? Eat less meat

The three biggest meat companies in the world emit more greenhouse gases than France and its 67 million inhabitants. Yes. Our diets have a huge impact on climate. The good news is: you can easily change this. And it doesn’t necessarily mean going vegan. You don’t need to go that far if you can’t imagine life without meatballs. A plant-based diet once a week is already helpful to avoid dangerous climate change. And you also do your health a favor. … More Wanna help yourself and the planet? Eat less meat

Making money out of waste: the compost made in Paris and the pioneers behind it

Les Alchimistes collects bio-waste in the French capital with reduced carbon emissions and social inclusion. The waste is turned into compost, to be sold to urban agriculture. Relying on investments from various institutions, including the city of Paris, it has Foundation Cartier as its first double client: paying for waste collection and buying the fertiliser.  … More Making money out of waste: the compost made in Paris and the pioneers behind it

Microalgae fight air pollution and climate change in Paris

This green urban furniture is standing tall at a sidewalk of a crossroad connecting avenue Général Leclerc and Rue d’Alésia, where more than 72 000 cars pass every day. The column style isn’t new for Parisians. It resembles the Morris column, used as an ad platform since the 19th century. But this one has another … More Microalgae fight air pollution and climate change in Paris

A hotel for wild bees

I was amazed to see shelters for bees to pop up across Paris. This one is at Cité Universitaire, where there are at least four hotels alike. It contains different natural materials, such as wood, clay and bamboo, to host a variety of species. Bees are the champions of pollination, an essential service for food … More A hotel for wild bees

France, the first country to ban single-use plastic cups

Within a few years, disposable plastic cups, plates and cutlery could be a thing of the past in France. In 2020, all plastic tableware sold in the country will have to be made from at least 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted at home. This proportion has to grow to 60% by 2025. … More France, the first country to ban single-use plastic cups