How Plastic Bank Is Aiming to Turn Trash into Treasure

Plastic Bank is a Vancouver-based social enterprise with a Blockchain twist on recycling. Founded in 2013, Plastic Bank is now inching into profit. It pays the extreme poor in Haiti, the Philippines, and Indonesia to gather plastic waste.

Read at Karma Impact.


Borrowing traps: avoid personal loan fine print at your peril

Personal loans might seem like a good deal, but if you dig a little deeper you might find some sneaky fees and charges. HERE’S HOW TO AVOID GETTING STUNG. Read at News Corp MoneysaverHQ.


Machine Beats Man Meet the super robots that are about to lap the world’s fastest humans.

You probably picture robots as clodhoppers: ponderous, clunky, even doddery droids that need caffeine, badly. But robots are on the brink of making giant strides. Just ask Columbia University engineering professor Hod Lipson, who writes in Nature that “young animals gallop across fields, climb trees, and immediately find their feet with grace after they fall”—and robots are set to follow suit.

Read at Popular Mechanics.


Aussie tech stocks emerging but investors need to take care

There are more tech stocks available to Australian sharemarket investors but it’s important to choose carefully before buying up. Read at News Corp MoneysaverHQ.


Hustle and scrimp: Simple ways to raise extra cash in a hurry

Getting access to cash quickly can be stressful but there’s no need to panic — check out these tips on how to make money fast.

Read at News Corp MoneysaverHQ.

 


King Gold, Relied Upon by Asia’s Unbanked, May Get Challenge from Bitcoin

Gold is still king in some less developed parts of the Asia-Pacific region. Khmers, Malaysians, Thais and others still use it to bypass financial institutions that have been tainted by widespread banking malpractice. Read at Karma Impact.


Pork-Loving China May Be Poised for Alt-Meat Surge as Pig Supplies Get Pinched

China is addicted to pork. Last year, the nation, home to half the world’s pigs, produced more than 50 million tons of pork. It’s citizens ate more of the meat than any other country.

Read at Karma Impact.