The Berlin based aquaponics farm ECF distributes its basil locally to 140 supermarket-stores. Short distance transportation enables the farm to save six metric tons of plastic packaging. ECF will start to deliver fish to the same stores soon, a spokesman of ECF said.
How and why to turn used cooking oil into bio-degradable mulching films: Daniel Pohludka of Nafigate Corp., a. s., Czech Republic, explains it in video-interview with Rainer B. Langen of www. ecopreneur-blog.eu.
Overfishing of oceans is a problem for aquaculture or fish farming as well: Many farmed fish is fed with fishmeal – made of fish caught by deep-sea fishing. Meal made from maggots may replace fishmeal. In the European Union however insectmeal, like most of all animal protein, currently must not be used in feed for farmed animals in nearly any European countries. But the European Food Safety Agency recently Read more
Most litter in the oceans is plastic waste. This is not only bottles and bags swimming at the surface, visible to the human eye. There are also very small pieces of plastic floating in the water. These so-called microparticles are between 1/1000 mm and 5 mm in diameter.
Microparticles maybe harmful for marine organisms.
E.g., they may disturb digestion, release substances which act as hormones in the organism or accumulate harmful substances. Once integrated Read more