Bottled water giants back new global plan to cut plastic waste

Business Jun 12, 2019

Bottled water giants back new global plan to cut plastic waste

The world's biggest yoghurt maker, Danone, and food packaging giant, Tetra Pak, are among companies leading a global scheme to reduce plastic waste, launched on Tuesday, as public concern rises over the environmental damage caused by rubbish. The 3R Initiative — also backed by Swiss ...

Brussels' Manneken-Pis statue becomes a conservation whiz

World / Offbeat Apr 6, 2019

Brussels' Manneken-Pis statue becomes a conservation whiz

Brussels authorities recently discovered that a fault in the 400-year-old plumbing of its Manneken-Pis landmark was causing it to pee away 2.5 tons of water a day. In 2019, such waste is an environmental no-no. A missing part in the guttering under the diminutive statue's fountain ...