How Hydration Impacts Productivity in the Workplace

Everyone talks about that morning cup of coffee as a way to jumpstart the day and be productive, but what about the rest of the workday? Any grogginess you may feel right before lunch or mid-afternoon most likely is due to lack of hydration. When your total body water decreases, your body doesn’t have enough […]

Why most plastic can’t be recycled

With only 9% of annual plastic waste recycled, the myth that we can recycle our way out of a mounting plastic pollution crisis doesn’t add up. Around 85% of plastic packaging worldwide ends up in landfills. In the United States, which is by far the world’s biggest plastics polluter, only around 5% of over 50 […]

Staying hydrated is linked to a longer, healthier life

The secret to living a longer and healthier life? At least part of the answer could actually be pretty simple: water.  A new peer-reviewed study published Monday in the journal eBioMedicine, which is part of The Lancet, suggests that people who get proper hydration may be less likely to show signs of aging and chronic […]

Only 5% of plastic waste generated by US last year

Only 5% of the mountains of plastic waste generated by US households last year was recycled, according to new research by Greenpeace. Americans discarded 51m tons of wrappers, bottles and bags in 2021 – about 309lb of plastic per person – of which almost 95% ended up in landfills, oceans or scattered in the atmosphere […]

‘Plasticosis’: Scientists name new disease in seabirds caused by pollution

Scientists have discovered a new disease in seabirds that eat plastic. Every day, around 8 million pieces of plastic spew into the world’s oceans. Much of it ends up in the guts of seabirds. These birds have scarred digestive tracts – a phenomenon that scientists at the Natural History Museum in London have named ‘plasticosis’. […]

ESG and impact of COP28 on regional sustainability trends

Having declared 2023 as the ‘Year of Sustainability’, the host nation of COP28 is escalating its efforts to lead global efforts on ESG education and benchmark the contribution levels expected from organizations across the Emirates. These latest moves are progressive and ambitious, but they also follow a clear pattern In recent years, the UAE’s commitment […]

Upcycling plastic waste into valuable products

A groundbreaking research initiative, led by the Institute for the Cooperative Upcycling of Plastics (iCOUP), is poised to revolutionize the way we deal with plastic waste. This Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Energy Frontier Research Center combines the expertise of chemists and materials scientists from national labs and universities across the United States. The […]

UAE to ban single-use plastic from 2024

According to the government, starting from next year, a countrywide prohibition on single-use plastic will be enforced in the UAE. From January 1, 2024, plastic bags of any material or composition will be prohibited.   Read the full story here:  

Reasons why water is the only drink that the body needs.

While there are many types of drinks available, water is the most important and essential drink for the body. Here are some reasons why: Hydration: Water is crucial for maintaining proper hydration in the body. The body is made up of around 60% water, and every cell in the body needs water to function properly. […]