In Waai Weekly Impact we bring you the good news. Each week we curate three stories about positive impact worth sharing. See how others from all around the world inspire to make a difference.

Turning Plastic Into Asphalt

Source: Sustainable Brands

Yale researchers state that finding ways to make roads more environmentally friendly is just as important as doing the same for cars and trucks in order to reduce air pollution. Retailer Meijer in Michigan uses recycled plastic bags and turns it into asphalt for a new parking lot. These bags, at one point considered waste, have now been given new, sustainable value and functionality.

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Sea Water Slows Down Climate Change

Source: Fast Company

Nearly a third of the CO2 that humans pump into the atmosphere ends up in the ocean. That’s helping slow down climate change but as the water absorbs so much extra carbon dioxide, it’s also becoming more acidic and harming marine life. A new startup wants to accelerate the ocean’s ability to remove CO2, while simultaneously making the water less acidic.

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New Laptop Halfs Carbon Foot Print

Source: Fast Company

Many electronics aren’t designed for recycling or repair. But manufacturers are beginning to rethink their designs to make it possible to extend the longevity of their products instead of just throwing them out when one part breaks. In a new proof-of-concept, Dell shows how a laptop can be optimized for the circular economy. All of the changes help cut the product’s carbon footprint roughly in half.

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