Did you know that plastic microfibers from our clothing are the source of 35% of all microplastics in the ocean? This week we are joined by Barbara Martinez from Conservation X Labs to tell Noel and Jacob about their challenge that will award $650,000 in prizes to winning innovations, how this could revolutionize textiles, and why curling teams need to make a comeback!
Protecting our planet’s natural wonders and restoring developed lands back to their original state is a crucial part of conservation. After returning home safely from a few trips to see National Parks, Noel and Jacob discuss some of the dangers of displacing environmental harms in the name of conservation and discover that the answer might be Beyoncé.
This week we are thrilled to welcome the Co-founders of Conservation X Labs, Dr. Paul Bunje and Dr. Alex Dehgan as our guests on The Biofriendly Podcast! Noel and Jacob get a chance to hear a little backstory on how Conservation X Labs came to be, their mission to empower innovation that will end human-induced extinction, and that both scientists are locked in turf war over which is better… snails or lemurs?!
There is no denying the current state of climate change and global pollution is reaching alarming heights, begging the need for all homeowners and business leaders around the world to take the necessary action to conserve energy and reduce water expenditure as much as possible. The goals of your eco-friendly actions and efforts are to […]
We live at an amazing time in human history, and we’re lucky to be blessed with so much abundant technology to make our lives easier and more comfortable than our ancestors ever could have dreamed. Still, there’s a tendency to think that because this technology is almost always right there when we need it, it […]
All life depends on water. Unfortunately, contaminated water harms us and our environment. At the core of this contamination is human error; we disregard the effects of the toxins we’re exposed to every day. Industries pour poisons directly into drainage ditches, rivers and oceans without a thought, and wastewater ends up in our groundwater. Why […]
The most widely used vegetable oil in the world is palm oil which is produced from the fruits of trees called African oil palms. It’s a globally-traded agricultural commodity that’s used on so many different consumer products. It’s so vital a commodity that 50% of the products you’ll find in a supermarket contain palm oil! […]
Food waste is a very serious issue not only in the UK, but across the entire world. It’s so big an issue that it has impacted everyone in so many aspects, all of which, to a very high degree. Here are some of the alarming facts from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) 2015 […]
Tonight, between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. local time, the 10-year anniversary of Earth Hour is being celebrated in homes, businesses, cities, countries and nations worldwide. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Earth Hour is part of a global grassroots movement started in 2007 by the WWF to bring people together from […]
Combating climate change, or figuring out a solution to global warming, is a daunting task that many feel they don’t have the means or ways to accomplish. Fortunately each of us has within ourselves the ability to make some smaller (yet significant) changes in our lives that can help make a difference. Instead of becoming overwhelmed at the […]