French startup wants to end microplastics with biodegradable microcapsules

The French startup Calyxia invented the world’s first customizable, advanced and sustainable microencapsulation technology.

  • October 4, 2021
  • 2 min read

Waterlight is changing lives in coastal communities

In Colombia, Wunderman Thompson and the startup E-Dina collaborated on WaterLight, a device that can transform half a litre of salt water into 45 days of light.

  • October 4, 2021
  • 2 min read

Dog rescue units watch over Italian beaches

In Italy, 350 canines from the Italian School of Water Rescue Dogs (Scuola Italiana Cani Salvataggio, or SICS) act as lifeguards and watch over 30 of the country’s busiest beaches.

  • September 27, 2021
  • 1 min read

Goats return to Dublin to fight fires

In Dublin, city planners hired goats to control weeds on the Howth’s Head peninsula. This creative initiative, which started last year after a fire occurred in the area, goes beyond protecting Ireland’s capital city.

  • September 27, 2021
  • 2 min read

Nigerian designer upcycles tyres into gorgeous furniture

Favour Oluma is a Nigerian entrepreneur who creates modern ottomans and coffee tables from old tyres through her company Retyredglam.

  • September 27, 2021
  • 2 min read

Social enterprise turns the forgotten food of the Sahel into quality foods

Sahara Sahel Foods is a social enterprise based in Niger that turns the fruits, seeds and leaves of Sahel’s wild trees into quality foods.

  • September 27, 2021
  • 2 min read