Posts Categorized: Eco and Sustainability

Concrete tiles redirect rainwater to plants

An architecture firm have designed a modular concrete sidewalk tile with holes for redirecting rainwater to reduce flooding risks and raise climate change awareness.

Springwise innovations at the forefront of the fight to save our planet

Springwise Chair James Bidwell shares his thoughts on last week’s BBC broadcast “Drowning in Plastic” focusing on the damaging effects of plastic on the environment. With two Springwise Innovations featured on the programme, it’s reassuring to see many more innovators are stepping up to find a solution to the problem.

Biotechnology solution turns waste into valuable metals

Add / Remove Mint Innovation, based in Auckland, New Zealand, has developed a biotechnology ‘recovery’ solution which turns waste into valuable metals. The solution works by using chemicals and microorganisms to bind and concentrate these valuable metals. The solution is also environmentally good as Mint Innovation sources these valuable metals from waste electronics  found in […]

Folded facade reduces skyscraper energy bill

A new skyscraper features a folded design that blends solid aluminium panels with strategically-placed glass to reduce heat from sunlight and therefore save energy.