Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    A Guide to Your Digital Carbon Footprint – and How to Lower It

    A Guide to Your Digital Carbon Footprint – and How to Lower It

    Humanity’s digital presence is growing – and with it, our carbon footprint. In May of 2020, one-third of employed people were conducting their jobs remotely as a result of the coronavirus, up from a mere 6%. While taking our work (and many other aspects of our lives) online seems more sustainable – as our need […]

    Students Complete Eurotrip in Solar-Powered Van They Built and Designed

    Students Complete Eurotrip in Solar-Powered Van They Built and Designed

    Can a road trip change the world? A team of 22 Dutch university students is attempting to find out. The students were due to complete a 1,800 mile road trip between Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, and Tarifa, Spain on Friday in a solar-powered van that they designed themselves, The Guardian reported. But their end goal […]

    This Year’s E-Waste to Outweigh Great Wall of China

    This Year’s E-Waste to Outweigh Great Wall of China

    October 14th is International E-Waste Day, and, to raise awareness about this growing problem, the waste electrical and electronic equipment forum, or WEEE Forum, has published an alarming statistic. In 2021, human beings will discard an estimated 57.4 million tonnes (approximately 63.3 million U.S. tons) of electronic waste. That waste will outweigh the Great Wall […]

    Samsung Launches New Tool to Help You Save Energy At Home

    Samsung Launches New Tool to Help You Save Energy At Home

    As the coronavirus pandemic keeps more people at home and awareness of the climate crisis increases, more and more people are justifiably concerned about their household energy consumption. That’s why Samsung has launched SmartThings Energy today, a new addition to its SmartThings app that allows customers to monitor and control the energy use of their […]

    Is This the Most Sustainable Smartphone?

    Is This the Most Sustainable Smartphone?

    Out of the mines of conflict, an awareness campaign was born. One that sought to change the minds of millions and craft a better, more fairer phone industry. The campaigners worked hard to raise consciousness and change the minds of phone users. They established workshops that explained the complexities and horrors of a smartphone supply […]

    ​The Future of Flying? Airships Could Cut Carbon Emissions by 90%

    ​The Future of Flying? Airships Could Cut Carbon Emissions by 90%

    Love flying but feel guilty about the air pollution and carbon emissions that airplanes produce? Sometimes, simple solutions to big problems float right above our heads — literally. A UK blimp company has developed a new environmentally friendly airship for commercial flights. If it replaces airplanes on short, inter-city routes, the updated technology will reduce […]

    Scientists Develop Truly Biodegradable Plastics

    Scientists Develop Truly Biodegradable Plastics

    A research team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley has found a way to make biodegradable plastics actually disappear. While biodegradable plastics have been touted as a solution to plastic pollution, in practice they don’t work as advertised. “Biodegradability does not equal […]