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07.05.2021 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

A plant will now build houses out of plastics bags in Almere (NL)

Plastic recycling specialists Save Plastics are building a recycling plant for mixed plastics.These are the lower grade variety plastics – such as single-use plastic bags. In Almere, they will turn plastic waste into building blocks for houses.

Baidu launches autonomous robotaxi service in Beijing

Driverless robotaxis have been launched in Beijing in what is an industry first for the autonomous vehicle sector, as Baidu hopes to have a fully operational driverless taxi service in place for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Europe's dark sky reserves shine bright as light pollution reduces

Brits holidaying at home this year could base their break around starry skies rather than sunseeking, after a recent star count revealed less light pollution during lockdown. Meanwhile, the number of European dark sky parks and reserves is growing.

City of London to convert empty offices into homes

Plans have been announced to transform empty office buildings in the City of London into 1,500 new homes as part of a post-COVID-19 recovery effort. London's financial district must provide an ecosystem hat remains attractive for all people, officials say.

Smart computer-radiators turn data flows into sustainable heating

While data centres produce huge amounts of heat when at work, and have to be cooled with air conditioning, we also spend a lot of energy heating our homes. A French company has come up with a solution that kills two birds with one stone.

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