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Your next shirt could be made from fruit and vegetable scraps

Posted on Friday, July 6th, 2018 by

The fashion industry is said to be the second most polluting industry on Earth after oil and gas. It requires enormous quantities of resources, including water, land, and fossil fuels, to make fabric. The production process is often harmful to the environment, relying on harsh chemical dyes and finishes. Fortunately, more people are […]

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City of Freiburg has a brilliant alternative to disposable coffee cups

Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by

© Freiburg Cup Customers pay €1 for a reusable cup that can be returned to any participating business in the city center. How often have you found yourself needing a coffee on the run, yet without a reusable mug? Does it prevent you from ordering that coffee? Unless you’re Bea Johnson, the answer is […]

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RubyMoon makes ‘gym-to-swim’ wear using recycled fabric

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by

If you’ve ever tried to simplify your wardrobe, you may realized that multi-purpose garments are a godsend. Having something that can double its function and pair well with other items in your closet makes it easier to live with less, not to mention reducing clutter and freeing up space in your closet. This is […]

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Scientists Develop Affordable Way to Recycle CO2 Into Fuel

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018 by

Scientists at the Canadian company Carbon Engineering have moved carbon-capture technology one step closer from pipe dream to viable solution. The company has developed technology at its plant in British Columbia that can both remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into carbon-neutral fuels, suggesting such technology could be a meaningful part of […]

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‘Infinitely’ recyclable polymer shows practical properties of plastics

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018 by

Eugene Chen’s lab at Colorado State University has developed a completely recyclable polymer. Credit: Bill Cotton/Colorado State University The world fell in love with plastics because they’re cheap, convenient, lightweight and long-lasting. For these same reasons, plastics are now trashing the Earth. Colorado State University chemists have announced in the journal Science another major step toward […]

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Meet Daisy, Apple’s latest robot for recovering and reusing iPhone components

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018 by

Daisy, Apple’s recycling robot | Credit: Apple Launched this week, Daisy helps dissemble iPhones for reuse and recycling It’s been almost exactly one year since the world’s most valuable technology company declared its intention to make future iPhones and MacBooks entirely out of recycled materials. And behold: Just in time for Earth Day 2018, […]

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The North Face introduces T-shirts made from plastic bottles

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by

Every outdoor gear company seems to be jumping on the recycled polyester bandwagon these days. It’s reached the point where, if a product doesn’t contain recycled plastic water bottles, it’s the anomaly. The North Face is the latest big name to join the eco-fashion trend. Its new ‘Bottle Source‘ line of t-shirts and tote bags […]

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A company in Ghana is turning plastic bags into roads

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by

Only two percent of plastic trash in Ghana is recycled, according to a video from the World Economic Forum (WEF) – but one local company is hoping to change that statistic. Nelplast Ghana Limited, which focuses on industrial processing, is turning plastic bags into pavement blocks that can be used to build roads. And it’s not just plastic bags than can be utilized, […]

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These Boots Are Made From Old Plastic Bottles Recovered In Haiti

Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 by

Timberland’s latest man-boots have an interesting backstory. Their canvas-like uppers are recycled from plastic bottles picked up from the beaches of Haiti. The outdoor apparel brand gets the material from a social impact startup named Thread, which works with about 1,300 bottle pickers in Haiti. Timberland four boots, which build on a previous set of Thread-infused […]

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Which items can’t be recycled?

Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2018 by

Many people think items such as plastic bags and coffee cups can be recycled when they can’t. Here are the do’s and don’ts  Many people aren’t sure which plastics they can recycle – and which they can’t. Photograph: Alamy British consumers are increasingly willing to recycle their household waste but are failing to grasp […]

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