10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

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Every day, there are more and more environmental problems in the world: forests in Brazil are burning, glaciers in Antarctica are melting, and the oceans are filling with plastic. But there are people who aren’t able to bear these things and are trying to help the planet. People are building factories that suck carbon dioxide from the air and are helping to invent new ways of getting clean energy. And all of us can join these people even if it’s with something as simple as sorting through the trash or cleaning our own yards.

We at 404star really want to hear some good environmental news, so we’ve collected some inspirational examples of major planet wins. And at the end of the article, there’s a bonus for you: a story about the unexpected good that can come from bad mayonnaise.

1. McDonald’s trucks work on used deep fryer oil from the restaurants.

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

2. In Tokyo, islands made of trash have been built.

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

3. In Portland, some of the regular water pipes were replaced by pipes with turbines that produce electricity.

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

4. In 80% of bathrooms in Hong Kong, seawater is used to save fresh water.

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

5. In Switzerland, there’s a factory that “sucks” CO2 out of the air.

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

6. Sweden is the biggest wood exporter but there are more and more trees growing there every year.

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

7. Edible packaging

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

8. In Moscow, you can exchange trash for movie or museum tickets.

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

9. After volunteers removed 11 million pounds of trash from the Versova beach in India, turtles returned there for the first time in 20 years to lay eggs.

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

Bonus: Bad mayonnaise was turned into energy.

10 Uplifting Stories of People Who’ve Won the Fight for the Environment

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