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Plogging is a new sustainable initiative invented in Sweden which combines sports like jogging with caring for the environment. The more than 20,000 people who do it each day — in over 100 different countries — pick up rubbish that they find on the ground when they go out running. Fancy a go?
They are not on the maps, but in our oceans there are five floating plastic islands that threaten to eradicate much of the marine life and contribute to climate change. Some of these garbage patches — such as the North Pacific one — are equivalent in size to France, Spain and Germany put together.
What makes a country a benchmark for innovation (R&D)? Bloomberg created its Innovation Index in order to establish a ranking of the world's most innovative countries. The index takes account of such indicators as patent registration, investment in education and productivity. Find out which ten countries head up this ranking.
Its nickname, the eighth continent, says it all, and is no exaggeration. Lying between California and Hawaii, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is three times the size of France and is the world's biggest ocean waste repository, with 1.8 billion pieces of floating plastic which kill thousands of marine animals each year.
We want to create a more sustainable world, with stable economies and more just and inclusive societies. A difficult but not unattainable target if we can count on involvement of governments, institutions, businesses, and, above all, a responsible and committed public.
Kids should start their environmental education at school. The fate of the planet will be in their hands, so it is crucial for them to learn how to use resources wisely and do their bit in the battle against climate change from an early age. The results of this difficult test could be a better, more sustainable and inhabitable world.