From Smart to Senseless: The Global Impact of Ten Years of Smartphones

Since 2007, more than 7 billion smartphones have been produced. And while smartphones have changed the world in many positive ways, the manufacturing of these gadgets is having devastating impacts on our planet.

Broken displays are a common problem that shorten the lifespan of smartphones.

Smartphones have undeniably changed our lives and the world in a very short amount of time. In 2007, almost no one owned a smartphone. In 2017, they are seemingly everywhere. Globally, among people aged 18-35, nearly 2 in every 3 people own a smartphone. Continue Reading →


Scientists say 93% of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef now bleached

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One of Australia’s most noteworthy characteristic marvels and a significant tourism fascination is in grave peril from an Earth-wide temperature boost, specialists say.

As much as 93% of the Incomparable Obstruction Reef has been harmed by coral blanching, Australian researchers uncovered for the current week, in a report taking into account broad ethereal and submerged studies. The report was distributed days after analysts discovered coral fading far south of the Incomparable Obstruction Reef in Sydney Harbor and in front of Earth Day on Friday. Continue Reading →


‘ecochair’ by DesignGroup5

The ‘ecochair’ is very versatile as being able to transform from a bed to a chair to a chaise lounge. With the frame being made of reusable corrugated cardboard and the mattress 100% cotton, This ‘ecochair’ is very Earth friendly.

The framework: The frame is corrugated cardboard which is very strong and flexible. The way the cardboard is folded and glued will make for a long lasting durable framework.

The futon: With both the upholstery and filling of the mattress being 100% cotton, this makes for true green living.

Using the ‘ecochair’: It is great for adjusting from different sitting positions to laying out as a complete bed. Continue Reading →


Underwater Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor is an internationally acclaimed eco-sculptor who creates underwater living sculptures, offering viewers mysterious, ephemeral encounters and fleeting glimmers of another world where art develops from the effects of nature on the efforts of man.

His site-specific, permanent installations are designed to act as artificial reefs, attracting corals, increasing marine biomass and aggregating fish species, while crucially diverting tourists away from fragile natural reefs and thus providing space for natural rejuvenation. Subject to the abstract metamorphosis of the underwater environment, his works symbolize a striking symbiosis between man and nature, balancing messages of hope and loss. Continue Reading →


‘Brecce’ Wooden Lamps with Embedded LED Lights

Italian designer Marco Stefanelli has taken objects which have reached the end of their life cycle, such as scrap wood from a sawmill, and given them a second chance, by combining them with cast resin embedded with LEDs. His handsome collection of ‘Brecce’ lamps combine high-tech LED lights and scraps of wood to make a beautiful way to accent a space.

The magic comes with the addition of low-energy LEDs embedded behind a layer of resin.


Transform How You Use Water at Home in 5 Easy Steps

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Water is everywhere, but as water resources become harder to come by in some communities and more expensive nearly everywhere, people are searching for ways to cut back. The modern world brings us a multitude of ways to waste water, but some simple changes can reduce the amount you consume, making your water bill decrease and your environmental impact smaller. This article will show you 5 easy ways to reduce your water use at home from the team at The Mat Factory, an online store specialising in design mats for the bathroom and other areas of the home. Continue Reading →