It’s time for this week’s Crisp News!
This week we have clean energy finally winning over fossil fuels in consumption. We all had it coming, just not this soon.
We also have brands making revolutionary attempts to eliminate single-use plastic.
Spoiler alert: you may be refilling your shampoo in a steel bottle within this decade.
Let’s dive right into it!
Dove Tests Refillable Deodorant Packaging
Better put the Axe machine away from the Coke!
Dove is currently putting up plans to become more environmentally friendly. They are changing their packaging into bottles made of 100% recycled plastic.
Not only are they doing that. Dove is also part of a new business model called Loop. This model aims at changing the way people consume products.
Instead of buying products in disposable packaging and then getting rid of it, Loop products will be sent in steel containers. When the product is used up, the company sends a refill.
This is a long-term plan that Unilever has been cooking up. Maybe we’ll live to see this become a production trend in the next couple of decades.
Renewable Energy Exceeds Fossil Fuels In England
It’s happening sooner than we thought it would.
In July, August, and September 2019, England was powered by 29.5 TWh of renewable energy and 29.1 TWh of fossil fuel energy. (That’s right! Clean energy 1 – Pollution 0). This is the first time in history where a nation has used more clean energy than other sources in a quarter.
A recent analysis predicts that clean energy sources will globally match other energy sources in the next 5 years. The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that hydro, wind, solar, and biomass energy will keep increasing by 60% more within the next five years.
According to the IEA, the main contributor to the rapid increase of renewable energy generation is China, as renewable energy will increase by 40% over there. Europe follows China by having a 17% increase in renewable energy. Then, the U.S follows them at 11%, and India follows by 9%
I don’t know about you, but the future doesn’t seem so bad for me now!
New Study: Avoiding Dairy Eliminates Risk of Prostate Cancer
Now we know why Phoebe stays away from dairy.
According to a new study by the American Osteopathic Association, High consumption of dairy is linked to Prostate cancer. However, following a plant-based diet can eliminate the risk.
The study found that when the body consumes too much calcium from milk (yes, it seems there is such a thing as “too much calcium”) it prevents the formation of a vitamin called calcitriol. This vitamin is vital for preventing Prostate cancer cells from spreading.
Another study that was published this month suggests that eating three or more mushroom servings each week can reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer. (I’d add that to my salad…s)
Now, let’s go back to our beloved Earth.
New Solar-powered Interceptor Can Clean Up Water From Plastic
Better go grab one!
So, the owner of Ocean Cleanup revealed a new device, a solar-powered interceptor that has the power to collect 50,000 kilograms of plastic per day.
The device is a copy of Mr. Trash Wheel, which is a device that can collect tons of trash per year. People in Malaysia and other parts of the world have tried the Ocean Cleanup interceptor and they’re very happy with the results.
It’s great to see that people are pulling from both directions to solve the plastic problem. On the surface, many brands are reducing their production of single-use plastic, and other organizations like Ocean Cleanup are trying to collect the trash we’ve already dumped in the ocean.
Call me “glass half full,” I believe that humanity is doing great when it comes to protecting our planet.
With this, we wrap up this week’s Crisp News.
This week we have clean energy finally getting the upper hand over fossil fuels! Can this be the start of a postmodern world where our main source of energy is clean?
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