Worldwide, more than a billion people live without access to safe drinking water. And it's a well known fact that increasing population sizes means that water will be a crucial issue for the coming decades. How can we cope without draining the planet? The solution could come from heavens, as explained by Eole Water, a start-up that recently designed a revolutionary wind turbine.
We met up with Thibault Janin, director of marketing and communication for Eole Water.
Hail is a fruit grower’s worst enemy! A hailstorm of just minutes can devastate an orchard. And that spells ruin for growers where insurers are reluctant to cover the risk. Happily, solutions are at hand and plastic is where they’re coming from. French Agricultural Plastics Committee Vice-Chairman Paul Cammal talks us through them.
To some, collecting objects made of plastic may seem a little odd. However, despite what you may think, Philippe Decelle has become the highest authority on the trends inspired by this material. His fascination with plastic gave rise to its own museum in Brussels: the Plasticarium, where the creative follies of the 1950s/1960s are stacked to the ceiling.
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disasters worldwide.
Interview with Laura Dale, a ShelterBox Response Team Member from Exeter, South West England.
Interview with Professor Lothar tempniewski, director of the Institute for Concrete Construction and Construction Materials Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), the research centre partnered with Bayer for the development of the first para-seismic wall coating.
Italian skipper Alessandro Di Benedetto is a happy man. A few days hence his monohull will be at the line-up for the start of the Vendée Globe non-stop, round-the-world, single-handed yacht race. Happy, he who, like Ulysses, has made an adventurous voyage...thanks to the plastics industry.
We talked to Alessandro Di Benedetto and Didier Elin, CEO of Team Plastique.
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