Welcome to the land of “Plastic China.” As the world’s biggest plastic waste importer, China receives ten million tons per year from most of the developed countries around the world. With high external costs impacting the local environment and health, these imports are reborn here in these plastic workshops into “recycled” raw materials for the appetite of China – the world factory. This waste is then exported back to where they came from with a new face such as manufactured clothing or toys.
While there was no literal translation of Hygge, it generally meant a cosy lifestyle. But now there’s this Swedish lifestyle kid on the block. Meet Lagom (pronounce la, like far and gom, like Tom.) Lagom is the Goldilocks of lifestyles, and generally means, “not too much, not too little. Just right.” So, if you want to get it “just right”, follow the guide to Lagom below.
You can do much more than just carrying your own bag when shopping for groceries. We need a change in our consumer behaviour: We need to ditch the disposable, single-use items.
Hygge is a word that’s hard to translate and you might be forgiven for thinking it’s some new hippy craze, but it’s actually been around for a while. Its appeal is spreading across the world as more countries embrace the practice.
So, what does it mean and how do you incorporate it into your life? There are lots of ways to bring this process to your being and your surroundings. The infographic below will give you all the information you need to begin your own hygge style journey to a more contented you.
Reblogged from MyTree.TV
Businesses around the globe produce nearly as much waste as they do product — almost 110 million tons annually in the US alone. Washington State spent more than 500 million dollars on waste disposal, recycling, and composting in 2009. But what is the real cost to business and the community?
Over the years, companies have had to go further and further into the earth in order to find Earth’s remaining oil and today we are deeper than ever.
In this piece, we’ll be looking at the Z-44 Chayvo Well, the deepest on the planet, and show you comparisons so you can see clearly just how amazing this feat is. It also shows you the depth of this well in comparison to the earth’s core. How close does this drill actually get? And finally, outlines just how much it costs to pull off the deepest ever oil extraction.
We all know a vacation is good for us, but do we really understand why?
Here is what happens before, during and after a holiday, so you can see just how big the health benefits are.