Environment

 Find out about some of the places the Olympic Flame will pass through before the official opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Games. Before lighting the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on 5 August, the Olympic Torch will visit 335 cities in all the regions of Brazil. The trip started on 21 April, in Olympia (the birthplace of the Olympic Games), in Greece. The Torch Relay began in Brazil on 3 May, in Brasília, the country’s capital, and will make an epic journey across the Central-West, Southeast, Northeast, Northern and Southern regions of the…

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Made by the Ekobio Group, this is a pen that decomposes naturally within 180 days, without any impact on the environment. The refill and nib once used should be disposed of as materials for recycling. Amongst other ecological products, the Ekobio Group also produces Papel Semente (Seed Paper), which once cut into small pieces and moistened, germinates and grows into a plant. The seeds available are: Arugula, Cress, Basil, Parsley, Clove of India, Lion Mouth, Fennel or Chamomile. More information: http://www.ekobio.com.br

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A new and clever way to recycle used Tetra Pak boxes! It is estimated that Brazil produces nine billion of these boxes a year, the vast majority (75%) being thoughtlessly thrown away with the rubbish. Today, there are several companies that have decided to transform them into roof tiles, external finishings, dog kennels, as well as using empty toothpaste tubes to make office screens and partitions. What beautiful, charming and ecological products!

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Bio-jewels, given their natural beauty and originality, have been grabbing the attention of women of late. Sales of this type of product are on the rise thanks to their value in terms of sustainability. The bio-jewellery market in Brazil is in rapid expansion with growing potential in terms of exportation. People often mistake bio-jewellery for a local craft, but the difference lies in the design, the concept, and the technology used to exalt raw materials, which are composed of natural elements, metals, precious and semi-precious stones. As you can see, they are created from genuinely Brazilian materials, and so in…

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