Feed #114 - Become a Worm Farming Expert, Reef-saving Spiderwebs and Vinyl Going Green!

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Become a Worm Farming Expert!

Do you want to scale the heights of worm farming knowledge and turn yourself into a guru on all things ‘vermi’? It’s a noble pursuit to embark on, one that’s fun, educational and so good for the environment.

Don’t get overwhelmed by the mountains of information out there on the internet. Start with this article of ours as a first step. You’ll pick up some handy information on vermicomposting, how to set up a worm farm in your backyard and which worms you should be using.

The Spiderwebs Saving Indonesian Reefs

Indonesia has one of the most extensive coral reef systems in the world. It’s a treasure trove of colour and aquatic life that’s extremely important to ecotourism and the underwater environment.

But it’s in trouble. Severe storms, plastic pollution and blast fishing have taken a serious toll on the reef, leaving more than a third of it in poor condition.

Conservationists have been hard at work trying to remedy this. One of the methods proving successful is using man made ‘spiderwebs’ to graft coral onto.

The coral ‘spiderwebs’ are low cost and easy to construct, providing a sustainable solution so long as the correct maintenance is performed.

Interested in learning more about these spiderwebs and how they’re rehabilitating the coral reef in Indonesia?

Vinyl Records Going Green?

Vinyl records have enjoyed an enduring popularity even through digital times, so much so that global demand for albums is at its highest point in 30 years.

Unfortunately they’re made from PVC, or Polyvinyl Chloride, which is a particularly damaging plastic to the environment.

A Dutch company has come up with a solution that, although more expensive, should be more sustainable. They have created a record pressing machine that uses polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, a more durable and recyclable plastic.

Will this be able to recreate the rich sound quality of Vinyl whilst lessening the environmental impact of record making?

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