Category: Sustainable Innovation

A Sustainable Innovation

sustainable innovationSustainable innovation is becoming one of the main drivers of revenue growth for businesses across the travel sector. From the creation of SAFs (Sustainable Aviation Fuels), to sophisticated waste management systems we bring you news of the most innovative and exciting developments.

Do you dare to repair?

Do you dare to repair?

 Last year the UK government introduced the ‘Right to Repair’ law, designed to tackle “built-in obsolescence” (where appliances are designed to fail after a certain period). The aim of the new rules is to extend the lifespan of products by up to 10 years and reduce the estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE (waste electrical and electronics equipment) […]

What did the mushrooms sing when they won the Closed-Cup?

What did the mushrooms sing when they won the closed-cup?

  “We are the champignons!” Sorry! ’tis the season to share terrible jokes.  Today, I want to talk about the wonder of mushrooms ?. Let’s look beyond soups and stroganoffs and explore a couple of more innovative ways in which humble fungi are now being deployed: 1.     Grown-to-measure mushroom packaging, from Mushroom Packaging (does what it says […]

Google takes steps to make travel greener

Which would you choose?

Google processes approximately 5.6 billion searches per day, this epic volume of search data provides sharp insights into customer behaviour and trends. When Google adds a new feature you can be sure it’s in response to rising consumer interest.  Two recently announced features have captured the attention of the travel industry. It’s now possible to see […]

New cabin crew and pilot uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles.

Easyjet introduce uniform made from recycled plastic bottles

easyJet is rolling out a new uniform for its cabin crew and pilots made from approximately 45 recycled plastic bottles each. It is estimated that the new uniform will save around half a million plastic bottles going to waste each year. The innovative high-tech material was developed using renewable energy sources and has a 75% lower carbon footprint […]

DHL Express orders 12 Fully Electric Planes

DHL Electric Plane

Earlier this week, DHL Express placed an order for 12 all electric cargo planes.  The ‘Alice’ planes should be delivered in 2024 and can each carry just under 1,200kg of cargo, with a range of 440 nautical miles. The realisation of an all-electric commercial passenger plane is still some way off; If the ‘Alice’ were a passenger […]

Introducing Infinitely Recyclable Plastics

Introducing Infinitely recyclable plastic

Earlier this year L’Oréal announced it’s first cosmetic bottle derived from enzymatic plastic recycling. The process developed by CARBIOS eliminates many of the limitation of thermomechanical recycling processes. Including loss of quality, allowing for infinite recycling of all types of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) waste.  It will be some years before 100% recycled plastic is widely used, so this doesn’t remove the need to continue to look for alternatives and […]

From Steel to SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel)

From Steel to SAF (sustainable aviation fuel)

South Wales has long been synonymous with the steel industry. But now the waste gases from steel mills are giving rise to a new industry. LanzaTech plans to build what it claims will be the ‘world’s first commercial-scale alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) production facility’. The site in South Wales is expected to produce approximately 100 million litres of ATJ synthetic […]

Farming the Penthouse to the Pavement.

The need to adopt sustainable practices is fuelling innovation in urban farming.  One of the most exciting projects we follow is Growing Underground, the world’s first underground farm! The futuristic farm is located 40 metres beneath the streets of Clapham in an abandoned air raid shelter. Employing hydroponics, the farm produces micro greens and salad […]

Hope is Contagious

The problems we face as a result of climate change are well documented and the scale of the challenge we now face can feel overwhelming. But, there are many ambitious and awe-inspiring projects under way which fill me with hope.  One such project is The Ocean Cleanup – The Largest cleanup in history! Developing advanced technologies, that […]