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Animal experimentations without animals are possible

The human being and the animal: 2 different biological models The origin of animal testing relies on the similarities between the human being and the animal. It is yet known that these tests are irrelevant and are dangerous according to various scientists like the Scientific Committee Pro Anima or Antidote Europe. A lot of products that have actually been tested on ...

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Eco-friendly roads made out of 100% recycled plastic

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The future of town planning is meant to be more ecological. We will soon drive on synthetical roads, built with our own recycled plastic waste. In this way, the project of a Dutch company VolkerWessels, PlasticRoad, expects to give a second life to plastic waste that contaminate our oceans which also means the end of roads made with asphalt, that ...

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Organic edible plastic bags

A plastic bag cocktail to go with your meal? Imagine food bags and wrappings so natural that you could eat them without any danger for your health. They’re a reality from now on! Made in organic plastic, that’s to say with natural ingredients, these bags are incomparable to their processors stem from the petrochemistry industry. Not only are they biodegradable ...

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Whales: we can’t forget about them !

A quick assessment One of the hugest animals known on earth, this giant able to gobble 40 metric tons of food – with a preference for crustaceans rather than hominids – suffers from a an ongoing, ruthless hunt which sadly doesn’t decrease. The whale, as the leader of the marine ecosystem, has a substantial responsibility. Indeed it holds sway in ...

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Travelling by plane: what is the ecological impact?

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Since its democratisation in the 1960s, flying has become the fastest-growing means of transport, however it also causes the most pollution. Nevertheless, there are ways to become more aware of the ecological impact of travelling by plane and to compensate for our CO2 emissions by travelling more responsibly. As a reminder, the transport sector produces a quarter of France’s total ...

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Paradise in danger: the deforestation of Madagascar

Since the beginning of the 20th century, half of the world’s forests have disappeared. The deforestation of Madagascar is one of the most worrying examples of the disappearance of tropical rainforests, and for a good reason: this island is a cradle of unique biodiversity. However, tens of thousands of hectors of forest are destroyed every year, and today, only 10 ...

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The reality on circuses… in videos !

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Even though animal trainers keep it well hidden and out of the public eye, all circus animals suffer on a daily basis. They suffer due to their living conditions, the beatings that they are subjected to, and the acts that they are made to perform. “A repetitive movement is caused when the animal cannot express their normal behaviour, so they ...

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The danger of plastic microbeads – let’s put an end to them

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You’ve probably already seen these microbeads; they’re everywhere! Mainly used in the most common cosmetic products (including toothpaste, deodorant, exfoliants and cleansers) they can also make up to 10% of the content of cleaning products, textiles, special paper, and paints, and many others. However, do they really have a purpose? Their softening or exfoliating effects have not necessarily been proven; ...

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The Pangolin: threatened with extinction

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It is not only rhinos, elephants and tigers that are on the verge of disappearing, although it goes without saying that this should be taken seriously. Other, less newsworthy, animals are suffering the same fate, such is the case of the pangolin: a small scaly mammal! What is a Pangolin? This mammal is only found in tropical and subtropical areas ...

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