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1000 Solutions — November 15, 2019

ClimateSeed, a platform for carbon-offsetting

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

An easy, transparent way for companies to compensate carbon emissions. While reduction of our carbon emissions is imperative in order to meet the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5°C, there are a number of sectors in which carbon emissions are simply unavoidable. In order to...

1000 Solutions — November 08, 2019

Solatube, eco-friendly lighting

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution can light interiors with no electricity. In the fight against climate change, the most efficient solutions are not necessarily the most complex ones. Solatube, invented by a lone Australian inventor in the 1980s, has developed a system to bring natural daylight indoors...

1000 Solutions — October 24, 2019

Mobile Aeroponics Farming, growing lettuce the green way

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

A new way to grow leafy vegetables, reducing water consumption, carbon emissions with no pesticides. Food waste is not only one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges - accounting for approximately 10% of CO2 emissions - it is also a reflection of a highly inefficient system....

1000 Solutions — October 10, 2019

4 Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions to recycle plastics and reduce...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 5min read

On October 16th, the world’s major players in the plastics industry will gather at K-Fair, “the world’s n°1 trade fair for plastics and rubber” in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event will be an opportunity for the industry to present the latest innovations, discuss current trends in the sector, and roadmaps...

1000 Solutions — October 03, 2019

UBQ, turning trash into bio-based thermoplastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

A solution to reduce waste. Every year, the world generates over 2 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste, mainly composed of food (44%), paper and cardboard (17%), plastic (12%), glass or metal… And that figure is expected to rise to 3.40 billion tonnes by 2050, according to the World...

1000 Solutions — September 26, 2019

Gjosa, saving water one shower at a time

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A Swiss startup has developed a new technology capable of reducing both water and energy consumption. In most developed countries, people take access to water for granted. But in some parts of the world, getting clean and drinkable water is a constant fight. According to the WWF, “some...

1000 Solutions — September 19, 2019

Shore-to-ship power, reducing the environmental footprint of...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

This solution can drastically reduce both emission and noise pollution in ports.In 2000, the port of Gothenburg was home to a major technological breakthrough in the maritime industry. It was the first ever port to be equipped with shore-to-ship power by the Swiss-Swedish company ABB.This technology, also known as...

1000 Solutions — September 13, 2019

WEEECAM, tackling the issue of e-waste in developing countries

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

With an entirely new process, from recycling, repairing and treating e-waste disposal, this project creates economic opportunities while protecting the environment. On September 10th, 2019, Apple held its annual conference, unveiling a new set of devices, such as the iPhone 11, a new...

1000 Solutions — August 29, 2019

PAPTIC®, an alternative to plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution offers an eco-friendly replacement for packaging for retailers and brand owners.  The race to find alternatives to plastics is on. The packaging industry, among others, is investing heavily in innovations to replace our good old plastic bags and wrappings by...

1000 Solutions — August 22, 2019

Hype, hydrogen taxis to fight air pollution

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

No emissions. No pollution. Could these hydrogen taxis be the future of urban mobility? There is a global consensus that the transport sector needs to be decarbonized. However, the real debate is how the world will achieve this challenge. Most certainly, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles...

1000 Solutions — August 15, 2019

HomeStove, a clean, electricity generating, biomass cookstove

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

HomeStove uses waste heat to generate electricity for phone charging or small lights. When Alexander Drummond and Jonathan Cedar, two camping enthusiasts from NYC, started developing a camping cook stove, little did they know that they would end up building HomeStove, a game-changing...

1000 Solutions — August 08, 2019

h-aero®, a solar-powered helium Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution is safer, offers superior flight endurance, and can carry a larger relative load than conventional drones. Is it a plane? A helicopter? A balloon? Actually, it is all of these. h-aero® is a new concept of flying object which combines the advantages of all three...

1000 Solutions — July 25, 2019

BHEP, reducing costs and environmental impacts of buildings

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A new generation of buildings designed to create financial, human and societal value. While residential buildings are mostly full during the evening and night, commercial buildings and offices are occupied during the day. This is why occupancy rates of buildings are rarely above 40%, and...

1000 Solutions — July 18, 2019

Winnow, empowering chefs to tackle food waste

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

A solution to monitor food waste and help chefs adapt their food purchases. Have you ever felt that guilt at a restaurant when you leave your plate half full or send your meal back to the kitchen because it didn’t please you? Now, imagine the colossal amount of meals served in...

1000 Solutions — July 08, 2019

Sopraloop, a new recycling process for plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution turns non-recycled plastic into insulation material. To successfully transition to a sustainable economy, we must move from linear to circular processes. The concept of circularity is quite simple: “It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the...