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Biodegradable food packaging market to reach US$7,058.8m. Biodegradable food packaging market to reach US$7,058.8m According to a new market report published by Credence Research “Biodegradable Food Packaging Market – Growth, Future Prospects, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2016 – 2023,” the biodegradable food packaging market has been estimated to be valued at US$ 3,403.4 million by the end of 2016, and is expected to reach US$ 7,058.8 million by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 11.0% from 2016 to 2023.

Biodegradable food packaging market to reach US$7,058.8m

Biodegradable products are naturally split by biological agents such as fungi and bacteria into raw materials. These are generally those products that can be rotted by microbes and other biological processes which are natural. Biodegradable goods include those that comprise of paper, food waste, fabric and wood. Cleaning up the Pacific Garbage Patch: Dutch foundation tests new system off coast of Holland - Yachting World. Whatever the truth about rubbish in the bay off Rio de Janeiro, this summer's Olympic sailing highlighted the problem of maritime pollution.

Cleaning up the Pacific Garbage Patch: Dutch foundation tests new system off coast of Holland - Yachting World

Now a Dutch foundation has a solution. The massive problem of microplastics. Feature As plastics fill up and pollute our oceans, recognising their value rather than thinking of them as disposable could help us deal with what has turned into a large, global problem © Shutterstock.

The massive problem of microplastics

COP22: Four nations map course to carbon-free economies - Times of India. MARRAKESH: When it comes to purging fossil fuels from the global economy by mid-century -- our only hope of staving off catastrophic climate change -- it turns out that you can't get there from here without a good map.

COP22: Four nations map course to carbon-free economies - Times of India

That's the thinking behind detailed, long-term plans for switching from dirty to clean energy unveiled this week by the United States, Canada, Mexico and Germany at UN climate talks in Marrakesh. Overcoming sharp internal debate, the German government led the way with sector-by-sector scenarios that would remove up to 95 percent of its CO2 emissions by 2050, compared to 1990 levels. From Copenhagen to Singapore: A walking journey. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said: “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”

From Copenhagen to Singapore: A walking journey

This might help explain why as a country, Denmark is consistently ranked highly in global indices on education, health care, social mobility and human development. Its capital Copenhagen is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world, and experts often attribute this to its people-centric urban planning which promotes cycling and walking above all else. In 2013, non-profit organisation Walk21 declared Copenhagen the most walkable city in the world. Copenhagen - Carbon Neutral by 2025.

Adidas ocean waste shoes now available to buy - INSIDER. Adidas For a while, Adidas and Parley for the Oceans, an organization dedicated to reducing plastic waste in oceans, have collaborated on shoes made of recycled plastic from oceans.

Adidas ocean waste shoes now available to buy - INSIDER

Last year, they 3-D printed a prototype, with the goal of demonstrating how the industry could "rethink design and help stop ocean plastic pollution," according to Adidas. Adidas ocean waste shoes now available to buy - INSIDER. Adidas launches mass-produced ocean plastic trainers. Global sportswear company Adidas looks set to push around 7,000 pairs of trainers made from 95% ocean plastic into the market, alongside setting a new goal to produce one million ocean plastic pairs of trainers by 2017.

Adidas launches mass-produced ocean plastic trainers

Adidas will use marine waste sourced from Parley’s clean-up operations, which are located in the Maldives and along 1,000 coral islands off the western coast of India According to Parley for the Oceans, the organisation that Adidas has been collaborating with to produce the trainers, the first batch of mass-produced Adidas x Parley for the Oceans Boost Uncaged trainers were unveiled today (15 November). The company unveiled the commercialised version of the trainer alongside Bayern Munich and Real Madrid football kits consisting of upcycled marine waste, which were originally showcased on 4 November. The trainers are already sold out on the Adidas website. Adidas creates trainers made out of ocean waste in effort to reduce plastic in waters around world. Genie booms build waste plant with ski slope roof. Built on Copenhagen's waterfront, the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant features a rooftop ski slope running down to ground level.

Genie booms build waste plant with ski slope roof

The world's weirdest ski slopes, from a power plant in Copenhagen to a Hawaiian mountain. Everyone knows there's good snow at big ski areas like Whistler and the Swiss Alps.

The world's weirdest ski slopes, from a power plant in Copenhagen to a Hawaiian mountain

But did you know it'll soon be possible to ski down a power plant in Copenhagen, or even in hotspot Hawaii? Here are the slopes that will give you bonus social media show-off points. Copenhagen to Build Ski Slope Atop New Power Plant. Copenhagen, Denmark – When Copenhagen’s new waste-to-energy plant opens next year, the city’s residents will have a new ski run to sample, too.

Copenhagen to Build Ski Slope Atop New Power Plant

The new Copenhill / Amager Bakke power plant currently under construction will not only be one of Europe’s most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and highest capacity waste-to-energy plants, but also it’s most visually attractive and publicly acceptable, according to builder Babcock & Wilcox Vølund. A ski slope, over a quarter mile long, will drop nearly 300 vertical feet in a circuitous route from the roof’s highest point.

Uplift will be provided by surface lifts and elevators within the power plant. New artificial ski slope to open on roof of Copenhagen green power plant. Ski slope to open on new Copenhagen power plant. NASA Already Says 2016 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record. 2016 Set to Become Hottest Year on Record. 2016 is set to be the hottest year on record by a significant margin, with temperatures that are 2.2˚F (1.2˚C) above pre-industrial times, the World Meteorological Organization told diplomats gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, to discuss international action to limit global warming to less than 2˚C by the end of the century. The year-to-date temperature anomaly using the 1891-1910 baseline.

“Another year. Another record. 2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records. Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of changes in polar ice, is closing in on the end of its eighth consecutive Antarctic deployment, and will likely tie its 2012 campaign record for the most research flights carried out during a single Antarctic season. “We are probing the most remote corners of Spaceship Earth to learn more about changes that affect all of us locally, such as how ice sheets are contributing to sea level rise,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on her very first flight over Antarctica with the IceBridge team on Nov. 17. “At NASA we explore: not only space, but also our home planet.”

Flying low over the Earth’s southernmost continent, Operation IceBridge is wrapping up its eighth consecutive field season of mapping the ice sheet and glaciers of Antarctica, as well as the surrounding sea ice. With more than 300 hours logged in the air over 24 science flights, the mission is considering 2016 one of the most successful seasons yet. Credits: NASA/John Sonntag. 2016 will be the hottest year on record, UN says. 2016 will very likely be the hottest year on record and a new high for the third year in a row, according to the UN. It means 16 of the 17 hottest years on record will have been this century. The scorching temperatures around the world, and the extreme weather they drive, mean the impacts of climate change on people are coming sooner and with more ferocity than expected, according to scientists.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report, published on Monday at the global climate summit in Morocco, found the global temperature in 2016 is running 1.2C above pre-industrial levels. This is perilously close to to the 1.5C target included as an aim of the Paris climate agreement last December. The El Niño weather phenomenon helped push temperatures even higher in early 2016 but the global warming caused by the greenhouse gas emissions from human activities remains the strongest factor.

2016 locked into being hottest year on record, Nasa says. Concrete jungle functions as carbon sink, researchers find: Cement-based materials eventually reabsorb much of the CO<sub>2</sub> released during creation. Cement manufacturing is among the most carbon-intensive industrial processes, but an international team of researchers has found that over time, the widely used building material reabsorbs much of the CO2 emitted when it was made.

UCI study says cement plays two roles in global warming. The key ingredient in bridges, roads, building foundations and skyscrapers – cement – has long been viewed as a significant contributor of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Paris climate deal enters force as focus shifts to action. Image copyright AFP The Paris agreement on climate change has come into force. Governments have agreed to keep the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels - and preferably 1.5 degrees. "This is a moment to celebrate," United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa told Reuters. What climate change deniers, like Donald Trump, believe - BBC Newsbeat. 'Global warming doesn’t care about the election': Nasa scientist warns Donald Trump over interference. A senior Nasa scientist has told Donald Trump he is wrong if he thinks climate change is not happening and warned the President-elect that government scientists are “not going to stand” for any interference with their work.

Mr Trump has described global warming as a “hoax” perpetrated by China, vowed to unratify the landmark Paris Agreement and appointed a renowned climate-change denier to a senior environmental position in his transition team. The science community and environmental campaigners in the US have already begun efforts to persuade Mr Trump that climate change is actually real before he takes office next year.

Donald Trump's positions on climate change and the environment. The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. Could reinvention solve our shopping addiction? Image copyright EpicStockMedia, Thinkstock Swedish retail giant H&M seems an unlikely poster child for ecological living.

An incinerator with a view: Copenhagen waste plant gets ski slope and picnic area. Forbes Welcome. New technology could make users charge phones every week. Mobile phone battery. File Photo. These 6 new technology rules will govern our future. A robotic waiter carries food in a restaurant in Kunshan, China. (2014 photo by Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) 6 new technology rules that will govern our future. Driving a car will be illegal by 2030. Future Visuals is creating VR experiences for John Lewis, Ferrari and McDonalds. WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for November 17. Robots parking cars: The garage of the future. RFID to chatbots: how the hight street is going digital. Facebook admits flaw in data it shares with advertisers.

ITV forecasts a further fall in advertising revenue. M&S to close 30 UK stores and cut back on clothing. Travel in the age of Trump: Will his election victory mean cheaper holidays? Donald Trump and his policies on Nasa, climate change, science, tech and beyond. Q&A: What does Donald Trump’s Presidential victory mean for the economy?