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Should I replace existing inefficient light bulbs?

Sort of. Consider the pay back time. high efficiency lights are expensive. Expense is, at least in part, a measure of the resources used to make it.* Replacing the fixtures in the kitchen where the ...
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What are search engines with a focus on sustainability aspects?

The only one I'm aware of is Ecosia, which uses a substantial amount of the money generated through its search engine to fund tree planting (80% of surplus income according to Wikipedia). More ...
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Would it be possible to process bamboo for fabric at home?

This question reminds me of Can I recycle plastics at home by melting and molding? Recycling paper at home in that it is asking if it is possible to do some industrialized process at home. Well, of ...
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What are search engines with a focus on sustainability aspects?

If you are asking about sustainability in general, I assume social aspects should be factored in. DuckDuckGo follows a number of principles linked to privacy and openness. They tend to use and ...
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Can the production of herbal supplements (pills) be sustainable?

They definitely can be sustainable. The crops themselves can easily be grown in a sustainable manner. The plastic containers can be replaced with biodegradable containers, such as those made with ...
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Optimising crop yields without using fossil-fuel-manufactured fertiliser

Note: the plants need nitrogen (for protein synthesis), not necessarily ammonia. Ammonia however is only one source of nitrogen. So I'm using the general term nitrogen below: In practice this has ...
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Best options for decarbonising steel production?

What are the most promising alternatives, in terms of the economics and scalability, to decarbonise steel production? Both for the reduction of iron oxide to iron, and for the iron-to-steel process? ...
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Most promising decarbonisation routes for clinker, cement and concrete?

Magnesium Oxide based cements are interesting. Here are the downsides when compared to portland cement: They cure extremely fast so transporting pre-mixed cement doesn't work out. Here are all of ...
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