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Grocery store aims for 99.7% less waste – and it’s not located where you might expect

photo courtesy of in.gredients
photo courtesy of in.gredients

There’s been lots of buzz on the internet about zero-waste, or perhaps more accurately almost-zero-waste, grocery stores opening in Europe. One over-enthusiastic webzine even proclaimed Germany’s Unverpackt as “the first Zero Waste Grocery store in the World. But there is at least one older zero-waste grocery. That just goes to show that even for well-intentioned sustainability reporting, maybe you shouldn’t believe everything you read. Continue reading Grocery store aims for 99.7% less waste – and it’s not located where you might expect

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Renewables met 78% of German electricity demand

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 5.28.04 PMGermany apparently set a new national record by meeting 78% of one hour of daytime electricity demand with renewable sources. If preliminary figures are confirmed, the new record was set on July 25, 2015 Continue reading Renewables met 78% of German electricity demand