Jamaica will ban plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam by 2019

Jamaica has become the latest country to introduce a ban on single-use plastics. In order to reduce pollution and the impact of plastic on the environment, the Caribbean nation will ban single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, and Styrofoam beginning on January 1st next year.

Daryl Vaz, the minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, encourages consumers to use reusable carrier bags from local enterprises instead.

One of the details of the new environmental…

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Jamaica will ban plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam by 2019

Jamaica has become the latest country to introduce a ban on single-use plastics. In order to reduce pollution and the impact of plastic on the environment, the Caribbean nation will ban single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, and Styrofoam beginning on January 1st next year.

Daryl Vaz, the minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, encourages consumers to use reusable carrier bags from local enterprises instead.

One of the details of the new environmental…

Beer prices expected to soar as climate change challenges barley production

Shrinking barley yields caused by climate change will be disrupting the beer industry in the coming decades. The grain is central to beer production and a new study published on Monday signals trouble for brewers who rely on the failing crop. Beer producers are not the only ones downtrodden by the news; beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage worldwide and consumers are equally as dismayed by the report, which will cause a surge in beer prices up to two times its current cost for some nations.

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Beer prices expected to soar as climate change challenges barley production

Shrinking barley yields caused by climate change will be disrupting the beer industry in the coming decades. The grain is central to beer production and a new study published on Monday signals trouble for brewers who rely on the failing crop. Beer producers are not the only ones downtrodden by the news; beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage worldwide and consumers are equally as dismayed by the report, which will cause a surge in beer prices up to two times its current cost for some nations.

Related:…

Weathered steel trees wrap around a solar-powered school building

Delft-based architectural office cepezed recently completed a new solar-powered branch for Graafschap College in Doetinchem that—unlike most school buildings in the Netherlands—eschews natural gas in favor of a power supply that’s 100% electric. Built for the students of the Sports & Exercise and Safety & Craftsmanship departments, the new school building prioritizes a healthy indoor learning environment maximizing access to natural daylight and views of the outdoors. In homage of the…

Weathered steel trees wrap around a solar-powered school building

Delft-based architectural office cepezed recently completed a new solar-powered branch for Graafschap College in Doetinchem that—unlike most school buildings in the Netherlands—eschews natural gas in favor of a power supply that’s 100% electric. Built for the students of the Sports & Exercise and Safety & Craftsmanship departments, the new school building prioritizes a healthy indoor learning environment maximizing access to natural daylight and views of the outdoors. In homage of the…

This breezy, green-roofed home in Singapore embraces nature from all angles

Whereas many modern buildings in Singapore rebel against the country’s tropical climate with air-conditioned hermetic spaces, international architecture firm Guz Architects decided instead to embrace the natural environment in their design of the Coral House. The single-family home takes on a breezy, pavilion-like appearance with open and well-ventilated spaces that tap into passive design principles and crosswinds for cooling. Draped in climbing plants and organized around ponds and gardens, the…