Off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, architect Richart Sowa has figured out how to recycle plastic bottles and other cast-offs into his own private island.
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A start-up in Jalisco, Mexico, thinks a combination of agave bagasse & waste plastic would make a great composite lumber product, composting comes to the office, and more.
Mexican start-up Cronology has developed a technology for creating paper from recycled plastic bottles and minerals that’s 4 times cheaper than normal.
A laboratory in Mexico has invented a process for bioethanol production that uses inedible food waste left over from commercial processing as a feed stock.
A team of Mexican scientist has created a novel solution to disposable diaper waste: feed them to mushrooms, which break them down in months, not centuries.
Harvesting Justice 27: The Ancestral Values We Inherited – Protecting Indigenous Water, Land, & Culture in Mexico
“Within our indigenous community of Xoxocotla, we continue to hold the ancestral values we inherited. It never crosses our mind to leave them behind. Because in daily life we are always in contact with nature, with our lands, with our water, with our air. We live in harmony with nature because we don’t like the way that modernity is advancing, destroying our territory and our environment. We believe technological modernity is better named a death threat.”- Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales
Bed and breakfast El Patio 77 offers a sustainable getaway in the middle of Mexico City in a repurposed building replete with solar hot water, and other eco-friendly comforts.
The Alternative Market of Tlaxcala is one example of food production and community effort creating economic opportunity for small-scale farmers in the developing world.
By the end of October, we will likely have seven billion people on the planet. What does that mean for us, and how can we stabilize the growth of the human population?
Between the Arab Spring, the weird weather, and, well, the Casey Anthony trial, you may have missed the fact that 2011 was proclaimed “The International Year of Forests” by the UN General Assembly. This celebration is long overdue: forests not only provide habitat to animals and plants, but also purify air and water, prevent soil […]
If you’ve spent any time at my Facebook page, or are even a long-time sustainablog reader, you know I’m an animal lover. I’m also a supporter of animal adoption (both my dog, Zelda, and my wife’s horse, Trey, are adoptees), and even volunteer occasionally at the Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. I haven’t written much about issues […]
This week at ZapRoot: Is Google destroying the planet one search at a time? The recycling market has gone bust. And check out “That’s Just Weird.”