6.6 million trees planted along coastal areas since 2005
The Sun Daily, 19 October 2019
A total of 6.6 million trees have been planted along the country’s coastal areas covering 2,887.63ha until last July through the Mangrove and Suitable Tree Species Planting Programme.
In Rome, recycle plastic bottles for transit fares
Treehugger, 14 October 2019
In an effort to promote recycling and cut down on litter in the streets, the city of Rome has introduced a new initiative called Ricicli+Viaggi, or 'Recycle+Travel.' People can bring plastic bottles to a metro station, insert them in a machine that crushes and sorts them, and gain digital credits that go toward transit fares.
Start growing trees in every available space
Daily Express, 13 October 2019
Most people know that trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, but many do not realise that trees also function as dust absorbers. I was fortunate to watch a documentary on BBC Knowledge several years ago that showed the result of a study of a row of houses on a busy street.
Sustainable Development Goals' race we can't ignore
New Straits Times, 10 October 2019
Since its inception in 2015, the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has provided a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world — a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet.
Microplastics: Premium teabags leak billions of particles - study
BBC News, 27 September 2019
Some premium tea bags might be leaving billions of microscopic plastic particles in your cup, new research suggests.