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Green and fun cities of the future

The central research and development question to be answered at the event is: How can we create solutions for the future that are sustainable, people-friendly and fun?

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Let's light a candle less!

On the day of the dead, it is customary to light a classic candle in the cemetery in memory of deceased relatives, friends and loved ones. Although we have a good intention, we have a negative impact on the environment. The candles they sell in our country are extremely burdensome for the...

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"Maybe for the first time ever we will empty the freezer this year"

At the beginning of spring self-isolation, Saša Poljak Istenič and Saša Babič started editing the participatory blog Vsakdanjik, where the Institute of Slovene Ethnography and the Slovene Ethnological Society collect records on how the coronavirus affects our everyday life and...

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How beautiful waste can be or about ways to conceal trash bins?

Currently, Alenka Bezjak Mlakar researches the ways to place various trash bins in front of houses and other objects, for individuals, families, as well as companies. Many beautiful houses, with cherished gardens and their surroundings, are very often seen with big and ugly trash bins near the...

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The possibilities of package-free consumption

One of the topics that we examine in our project is how people try to reduce the
amount of waste they produce.  Tatiana Bajuk Senčar is focusing on changing consumer
practices and the problem of plastic waste.  For example, what are the options that
people in...

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Lessions from households in the quarantine time

We collected some socks with a missing pair and torn leggings, and we used them to teach the household members at home in the time of quarantine how they can be re-used. As part of the household lessons at school, children were given a task to learn how to sew. Old colorful socks...

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The art of waste separation in Austria

Saša Poljak Istenič researched waste separation in Austria in February. As her interlocutors say, the waste separation differ from country to country. In Klagenfurt, the yellow container is intended only for tetrapacks, cans and plastic bottles. Yogurt pots? Black container. Cellophane,...

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Observing Waste on Streets

Saša Babič, Ph. D., has been observing places where people throw away waste also in other parts of the world – when travelling was still possible. Waste can be seen on the streets as well as by rivers and lawns by sidewalks. In some places, waste seems to be an integral part of...

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When we get tired of clothes ...

The textile industry is one of the largest polluters. The Europeans consume on average 26 kg of textiles per person per year that makes textile production linked to private consumption the fifth largest source of CO2 emissions. What happened to all these clothing, footwear and household textiles...

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"Smart" Trashcan v2

As part of the development activities of the Invisible Life of Waste project at the Multimedia Laboratory of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana, we are developing a prototype of a smart garbage bin. Technically, the container will be able to measure the amount and weight of waste...

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