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All not-so-inclusive

August 11th All-inclusive is a convenient way to travel with your family. No problems such as “can I have another coke?” “Why can’t I have dessert?”” Can you extend the WIFI bundle...

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continuation article Staf Hendriks Some of the sources used: 1. Non-chemical techniques as alternatives to herbicide use Herbicides are intended to kill weeds. First of all, use of herbicides as a ripening and...

Mark van Baal – shareholder activist

Our goal is to get companies such as Shell moving trough shareholder pressure Text; Roeland Muskens Photo: Anke Teunissen “I come from the business world and only became a journalist later in my career. That...

BioLite cooking stoves save lives

A great way to save nature and cook without polluting combustion

Helping African farmers with insurance

Summary: Rose Goslinga’s aim is to help resource-poor farmers apply improved production technologies for better productivity and higher incomes. Where: Nairobi, KenyaFounder: Rose GoslingaImpact: 711.824...

Jurassic Park in real life

Summary: Geologists Sergei and Nikita Zimov recreate a prehistoric ecosystem in Siberia in an attempt to prevent greenhouse gasses from entering the atmosphere  Location: Siberia, RussiaBedenkers: Sergei Zimov...

Permaculture

John D. Liu is filmmaker and ecologist. He has worked for 25 years in China and on the Chinese Loess plateaus, where he found proof that the principles of permaculture could transform a totally destructed and...

Seaweed energy

A new inexhaustible source of energy So, you want to grow a crop under water, harvest it by ship, transport it to land to make it ferment and create energy from the gasses that are emitted from the...

Mobile factory

Mini-factory in a container produces large lego blocks to build houses The idea is beautiful in its simplicity. After a big disaster, use Lego-like blocks to build semi-permanent houses by using the rubble...

Fons Burger editor in chief

Dif is a collective of many journalists, photographers, illustrators and artist that worked together the first decade of this century on a rtange of publications. The Dif Media Foundation is founded in 2017 on...

Césare Peeren architect

Superuse stands for special reuse. Trash and residual material is not inferior. You look at ways of making it functional, as well as making something beautiful. Lenny Oosterwijk “As an architect, you have to...

Ruud Koornstra transition magician

When we make things available for free, there’s room for new possibilities. Past patterns are no longer applicable to the future. Lenny Oosterwijk Among influencers currently shaking up the Dutch business and...

2 Ultimate burgers

“Plant-based food is hot. Vegans and vegetarians alike are doing their best to find the right ingredients to make the perfect dish that can complete a meal with other plant-based food. This in order to give it...

Fish or alive

Dif Report focuses on one of the ‘animals’ with the lowest cuddle factor: the fish. The future of fish is at stake because of several threats. But of course, solutions are also at hand.

The last mile

The major problem for remote areas in poor countries is seemingly being resolved. Where people had to walk a full day to reach a doctor or pharmacy, now advanced technology is being used to provide healthcare.

The fight against tropical diseases

The German pharmaceutical corporation Merck donated over 200 million tablets of praziquantel to the World Health Organization (WHO). They were given to people suffering from schistosomiasis, also known as...

Shoes of pineapple waste

Fashion label Hugo Boss has launched a range of vegan men’s shoes made from a natural material consisting of pineapple leaf fibres called Pinatex.

Cities and countries that have banned plastic

Some countries have banned plastics due to the high volume of plastic litter that negatively affects the environment. It’s a start in the right direction, here’s a list of countries and cities that have...

Zero waste

The innovation in product design are the symptom of Scandinavian countries finding solutions to world problems through design practice and leading towards a future aimed at making up for the mistakes of the...

10 tips for less waste

Everyone can help reduce the waste problem, thinking about it is already very important, doing something about it is better, and being an example for others is best.

What to do without cotton

Cotton hasn’t been fashionable for a long time. Even when grown biologically it doesn’t offset the problems it causes. Sustainable alternatives can be made from milk, nettles, pineapples, algae, coconuts, and...

Fight the plastic soup

Once a year, millions of people come together all over the planet to clean up streets, fields, beaches and parks. The ocean needs a large clean up as well. Dif focusses on the 10 best ideas to fight the...

How to live without waste

From 500 kilos of waste per person per year to recycling and re-use. That is the future that is getting closer and closer. Reclaiming rare metals, re-using fibers of worn down clothing for new jeans. The...

The Year of 2018

Dif is a movement of changemakers. With weekly publications and actions on social media, Dif is a platform for journalists, artists, and activists looking for brilliant ideas and thinkers, who are paving the...

Cheap lighting by gravity

Enlightenment that uses gravity. A smart radar system generates electricity as a generator for a lamp by pulling up a weight that drops in twenty minutes and gives as long as light.

Vegan fingerfood

Start your vegan challenge with 7 delicious bits and bites.

Veganism will save the planet

New year, new resolutions. Dif proposes to better yourself and help the earth. Vegans are helping to improve the planet. Because as a vegan you do not only live healthier, you also do your part against the...

A holy smoke dinner

This menu has the perfect ‘smokey Christmas’ flavor. Three dishes for a overwhelming vegan experience. All by our partner Man eat plant.

Just Cycling

The Netherlands is a country of cyclists. For us, it’s just business as usual, but we’re a unique country, with over 22.5 million bicycles, and only 16.9 inhabitants (CBS 2015), there is nowhere where cycling...

The thing about cotton

There’s more in the realm of clothing than just cotton. As we now know, synthetic clothing can contribute to the plastic soup, but even the natural fibres of cotton are not without consequences. High levels of...

Beat poverty

The gap between the poor and rich is still growing, even as UN reports show that the amount of people living below the poverty line is being reduced. According to Novib/Oxfam, 1% of humanity owns 50% of all...

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