Cruise ships: Expert discusses safety and regulations Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top Royal stories again. SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Cruise ships generate a lot of waste due to the thousands of people on board the vessels every day. Because they are on the move it is much harder for the ships to dispose of waste. A general belief is that these enormous boats simply dump raw sewage and other pollutants straight into the oceans. Indeed in 2016, Princess Cruises was fined a record £32 million for the “illegal dumping of oil-contaminated waste from the Caribbean Princess cruise ship,” according to the US Justice Department. Related articles Cruise Secrets: Former cabin crew worker reveals SHOCK … [Read more...] about Cruise secrets: Where does the waste from a cruise ship really go?
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Navneet Kaur scored a late winner as the Indian women’s hockey team kept its quarterfinals hopes alive in the Olympics with a 1-0 win over Ireland in a must-win penultimate pool match here on Friday. After goal-less three quarters, which India completely dominated but failed to breach the Irish defence led by goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran, Navneet finally found the back of the net in the 57th minute to bring smiles on the Indian faces. Needing a win to keep their hopes alive after three consecutive losses, India had to wait anxiously for 57 minutes despite being the dominant team on display and creating innumerable scoring opportunities. https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1x1.png India had chances galore from the opening whistle and got as many as 14 penalty corners but failed to utilise even a single one of them. But a moment of brilliance from skipper Rani Rampal, who created the opportunity for Navneet, rescued India from an early exit from the Games. Navneet was … [Read more...] about Tokyo 2020: India score late to keep knockout hopes alive in women’s hockey
Mohammed Ashfaq, managing director of the Bengaluru-based Plastobag Industries, recalls the incident that spurred him to make biodegradable plastics. One day in 2011, when he entered his home, his 12-year-old daughter, who had just learnt about the environmental ills of plastic, berated her father, “Papa, you are polluting the entire city.” That made Mr. Ashfaq want to do something that would make his daughter proud, he said. The research he began that year culminated in the commercial production of eco-friendly plastics at his factory in early 2018. Today, 35%, or more than a third, of his products are biodegradable, he said. Plastobag is one of the sixteen companies in India that have permission from the Central Pollution Control Board to make bioplastics. (‘Bioplastics’ is used here to mean biodegradable, although it can have other meanings). Between them, these manufacturers make carry bags, cutlery, films, food containers, and bin liners. Unlike conventional plastics, these … [Read more...] about Bioplastics: the solution to India’s plastic pollution woes?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia listers in the Social Entrepreneurs category have been dedicating their time to solving the region’s problems and creating opportunities to better the lives of those around them. Farmers especially have been the center of attention for many of this year’s crop of social entrepreneurs. After 2016’s Typhoon Nock-ten, Louise Mabulo was raising donations for the storm’s victims when she noticed that, while the storm had destroyed about 80% of her town’s rice fields and coconut trees, its cacao trees had survived the onslaught. So the next years she set up The Cacao Project to get local farmers to plant more of the typhoon-resistant trees. While the typhoon in 2016 was particularly bad, the area of San Fernando, 380 kilometers southeast of Manila, is regularly battered by typhoons. “Every year there’s a typhoon and there’s a need for diversification,” she says. Registered as a sole proprietorship, … [Read more...] about From Economic Empowerment To Waste Management, These 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs Are Making An Impact In Asia
Source: Karen S. Freeman / iMore After spending a good deal of money on my 13-inch MacBook Pro , I certainly want to keep it safe and protected while on the go. A great MacBook Pro sleeve allows me to carry it safely to my local coffee shop or stow it in a carry-on bag while traveling. I've found the Incase Compact Sleeve w/BIONIC® fits the bill beautifully. Its construction is solid, the fit and finish are excellent, and it's nicely padded. This slim sleeve even has a generously sized front pocket to store a charger or other accessories. The "BIONIC®" in the title refers to the materials used to make this laptop sleeve. BIONIC® yarn is a high-grade, recovered continuous filament yarn. It is durable and abrasion-resistant with micro ripstop qualities to protect your MacBook. BIONIC® yarn is created from plastic pollution recovered from marine and coastal environments. Each sleeve contains the equivalent of seven plastic bottles. So, you can feel good about doing your part … [Read more...] about Incase Compact Sleeve w/BIONIC® review: MacBook sleeve made from recycled plastic